Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Eve!

Went out for a 4.5 miles run this morning.  Beautiful day today the sun is out and the air is clear!

My parents arrived the 1003 comments about my weight....arrgh....ready to move on from that already....and then got the 456 questions about running...
I am a late bloomer as far as running goes...started at 41 but so what right?
Well I get "Why do you do that?" "where is it coming from?" "Don't you think you are too old for that?" "running this much is not good for you and it will not help you put weight on" far nothing positive...I try my best to ignore all that...not always easy.  I am sure I am not the only one who has to answer these...

There is a street close to my house where each year they have decoration contest for Christmas...Thousands of lights everywhere, it is the coolest thing.  It has become a big attraction and the police has to close some streets around to control traffic.  We are headed there tonight.  The best part is to see the look on my kids face when they see all the lights everywhere!

Merry Christmas Eve to all of you my running blogging pals!


Jason said...

New follower. Got here through the traffic sources from my blog so thank you for following me.

I come across the non-stop questions all the time and I just keep my patience and explain to them why I do it. It doesn't have to be for everyone and they need to respect it. Easier said than done....sometimes but you are doing it for all the right reasons and that is all that matters and all you need to explain.

Enjoy the holidays and do your best to turn all negative questions/responses into inspiration and motivation for your next run.

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

They just don't know any better. You'll show 'em after you kill that half marathon. Age is nothing! Did you watch KONA? 60 to 80 year olds finish Kona Ironman. =)

Merry Christmas , Caroline!

Anonymous said...

Hang in there, and enjoy the holidays with your family. Those Christmas light sound amazing!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Good job on your run!! Way to be active b4 the celebrations!!