Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Holidays and Happy Christmas

First of all, I want to apologize for my absenteeism from blogland the past week. In the week since I've been back from Hawaii, I've been somewhat overwhelmed by a combination of a winter snowstorm, clinical work, holiday shopping, and a nasty cold that I haven't been able to shake. It's gotten so bad that I couldn't even run for a whole week! During that time, the best I could do was make up a new word to express my frustration - "rungry". I'm sure my fellow runners know exactly what I'm talking about.

But run, I finally did. 10 miles yesterday, and a 10k today, for Christmas. It was so nice to see all the holiday decorations on all the neighbor's houses and see so many smiles in everyone I passed by! It was definitely what I needed to get back into the holiday spirit.

So from me to all my family, friends, (yes, even the lurkers) near and far...I want to wish you all a very safe and happy holiday season! So many of you helped make this a very happy, fun, and successful year for me, and I'm so very grateful. Believe me, you all have meant so much to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I'll be back this weekend for my second running video diary post (even if it probably will have little to do with running!) and next week for a recap of my running year. In the meantime, enjoy your holidays with good family and friends, and try and run a few miles outside (even if it's cold!) and encourage others to do the same! Who knows, you might come across Santa or some reindeers along the way (like I did this morning...haha). Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays to all!


Anonymous said...

happy christmas right back at 'cha! glad you were able to get back on the streets for some good running -- i love seeing how people have decorated for the holidays :)

Anonymous said...

I just came in from my run today and also noticed the number of smiling people and walkers were higher than usual. Very nice to see. Glad you're getting better and able to get some well wanted miles in!

carpeviam said...

Merriness to you, Doc! Glad you're feeling better. Nothing like a Christmas run to put things back together. ;)

lindsay said...

it's just a busy time of year :)
hope you had a wonderful christmas!

Anonymous said...

L, you always manage to sound like you've got your chin up even when things are frustrating & less than great. I admire that!

Lisa said...

Welcome back! Hope you're feeling better & back to normal.

I like your new word. I think I've been rungry for the past month.

Happy Holidays!

limo hire said...

Have a great holidays........ :D

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas! I'm getting a little rungry, but time will sort it out.

Glad you're feeling better and hope you had a really great holiday.

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