On the 23rd we arrived at my childhood home after 15 hours of travel. The ground was bare and I was grumbling on the drive home that it was going to be a brown Christmas (however I did consider this would be good for outdoor running). Well, the snow started over night and it snowed, and snowed and snowed some more. In the next two days Mother Nature delivered a white Christmas with over two feet of heavy wet, snow. Luckily my brothers were able to make it to my parents house for the Christmas Eve festivities before the snow was too heavy.
By Christmas morning the roads were impossible to navigate. My brother attempted to leave in his giant four wheel drive truck and only managed to make it up about 400 feet down the road before he had to turn back! I got my workout in with the Wii Fit, snow shoveling and snow-man-making :)
Sam with his snowman...
My niece with the snow woman we made together :)
The snow finally stopped on Saturday and we ventured outside for a snowshoe adventure.
On Sunday we were able to leave the house and headed down to the fitness center where my dad works so we could get in a workout. It is about an hour from our house but totally worth the drive. When we arrived paid the
After a 2700 meter swim we showered and headed up stairs and jumped on the spin bikes for an hour. After 3 days of minimal physical activity and maximum cookie intake it felt so good to sweat! Oh the endorphins!
We returned for more endorphin fixes on Tuesday and Wednesday. Over the 3 workouts in 4 days I racked up 7100 meters in the pool and 53 miles on the bike.
On Thursday it was time to head back to the New York. We packed our bags, said our goodbyes and jumped back on the plane.
I'm excited for 2010 and all the possibility's of a new year!