Christmas Swag!

Quick post about a quick run with my new doo-dads.

I received some sweet Christmas running swag this morning from my adoring hubby. 🙂

Here’s the haul:

SCORE!

SCORE!

So, he bought me four pairs of running socks–probably because I am forever whining about not being able to find the running socks I DO have.  Spoiler alert–they are always dirty–which I guess is a good sign that I’m out there busting my hump on a regular basis.  Or that I never do laundry.  Between you and me, it’s probably both.

I also got a flip belt.  I really wanted one when I was training for my half, and now I can really put it to good use as I train for a *gasp* full marathon.  The flip belt fits…kind of. Lol.  I’m going to have to get this Christmas weight off before I can use it though.  Good thing I don’t have any REALLY long runs coming up anytime soon.

Last, but not least, I FINALLY have a Garmin Forerunner 15 with heart rate monitor.  I’m soooo excited!  I even got off my lazy, chocolate-eating butt to go for a run as soon as that sucker was charged!  I’m a huge nerd and I love data.  I love to see how efficiently my body works, where I need to train harder, what slows me down, what speeds me up, etc.  I love to analyze that data and use it to better whatever I’m doing: teaching my high school students, raising my kids, perfecting a recipe, or RUNNING! 🙂

I went for a quick run and LOVED my watch!  I think it is really going to help me with my pace, etc.  Love, love , love it!  Outside of running gear, I bought myself a small tablet, and hubby bought me a couple of books I had been wanting and some bath items.  He said I need to relax sometimes.  I love that man.

We had a good Christmas here this morning, and my step-kiddos are coming over for dinner tonight–one of them is already here.  We will finally have our entire family together under one roof for the first time since my stepdaughter’s wedding in June 2010.  Today is a good day.

Merry Christmas to you and yours from me and mine. ❤

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