Friday, December 29, 2017

Christmas Time & Dopey Challenge Training Week 25 (Final One!)

Now that our Christmases are all complete, life can somewhat return to normal around here. I really really really enjoyed this Christmas season and the way the weekend fell. I didn't feel rushed or pressured to make too many dishes/desserts at one time and all was calm...and bright. :)

Christmas Time


On Saturday morning, we had my parents over for a delicious brunch of homemade cinnamon rolls and breakfast foods. We had so much fun and loved kicking back and relaxing with them on Christmas Eve Eve.

Christmas Time

We attended a candlelight service at church on Christmas Eve and enjoyed lunch with my parents and a few friends after!

Christmas Time

Jason had to work on Christmas day and none of our famlies were doing anything significant that day, so Brayden and I spent a majority of our time at my parent's house, eating gumbo and watching Christmas movies. How have I never seen White Christmas?! I loved it!

Christmas Time

That evening, Jason and I opened our gifts with Brayden and had a blast! It was fun to see how he tore each little piece of paper off of each gift and threw them into the trash bag. That kid keeps us laughing for sure.

Christmas Time

I sure do love my little family!

Christmas Time

On the day after Christmas, we had our Christmas gathering with Jason's family at Jason's sister's house. 

Christmas Time

She completely transformed her garage into our eating space and it was perfect! Everything looked beautiful and the food was yummy too!

Christmas Time

Brayden's great-grandmother read the Christmas story from Luke, then it was time to open gifts!

Christmas Time

Jason's family is huge and it was fun celebrating with them!

Christmas Time

On the day after the day after Christmas, we celebrated with my family!

Christmas Time

After an amazing and yummy dinner made by my parents, we opened gifts and enjoyed spending time together!

Christmas Time

This shirt is perfect, what can I say?! :)

Christmas Time

Brayden LOVES his Cozy Jeep! Best gift ever!

Christmas Time

It sure is strange going from Jason's huge family to our small one, but I absolutely love it just the same!

Christmas Time

We definitely know how to have a good time! :)

On Wednesday afternoon, my brother, sister-in-law, and I saw The Greatest Showman. Y'all. This movie is AMAZING and I want to go watch it again like right now. Jason had to work and wasn't able to see it with us, so that's my excuse to see it again!

Since it's the final Friday of my Dopey Training cycle, I couldn't let today pass by without a last and final Dopey Challenge Training Fitness Friday!

Fitness Friday
 
Currently Training For:

  • Dopey Challenge 2018 - Walt Disney World
  • Rock n Roll New Orleans Half Marathon 2018 - New Orleans, LA
Week 23:
Saturday - I ran on Friday instead since I knew Saturday would be crazy - 3 miles for Friday
Sunday -
6 mile run
Monday
- Squats/Lunges/PT with cross training
Tuesday -
The weather turned NASTY so Tuesday became a rest day instead!
Wednesday
- Squats/Lunges/PT with cross training
Thursday
- 3 mile run
Friday
- Rest Day

Dopey Training

On Friday, I wasn't so sure about this "winter" thing...

It definitely wasn't anywhere near me and my chances of a cold Christmas were looking slim.

Dopey Training

After returning home from our Christmas Eve service, I decided to head out for my weekly long run. Six miles was all I could muster and I was completely ok with that!

Dopey Training

The sky and sunset gave off a beautiful view during my run!

Dopey Training

This week I've also done a LOT of leg work as I'm trying to be completely prepared for Disney and Dopey Challenge. I don't want my knee or hamstring to act crazy any time during the week we are there! Hopefully all works out ok and in my favor!

It's been a fun but challenging training cycle and I honestly can't believe we are already at this point! How has this snuck up on me so fast?! Back in June when I began training, it felt so far away and now it's actually here...crazy! Just five days until we leave and I haven't packed a single thing. Sounds like my weekend will consist of a long run and Disney packing!

Thanks for following along in my Dopey Training journey! I'm excited for January 8th and the final culmination of it all!

Have a great one and Happy New Year! How was your Christmas weekend? Did you watch any new (to you) movies during your time off?

6 comments:

  1. Wow!! what a supper busy weekend you had!! Family gatherings are the best part of Christmas!!

    I got your beautiful card last week, thank you so much!! We will be renting some movies for New Years Eve, so very appreciative of the gift card!

    have an awesome new year! and an awesome time at your race!

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    1. You are so welcome! I hope you guys enjoyed your weekend and the movies! :)

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  2. You have done a great job training!!
    Christmas looked wonderful with lots of family time and smiles!
    I hope you enjoy your Disney time :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Karen! I am so excited and can't wait to be in Disney!

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  3. I'm so excited for you Karen! You all are going to have a blast at Disney! I know that finding time for all of your Dopey training has been anything but easy, but it'll be worth it when you cross the marathon finish line and have all 6 of those medals around your neck.

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    1. Thanks so much, Kathryn! I am super excited for Sunday afternoon...haha!

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