I love Christmas. I really do. However, I find it increasingly difficult to combine crimbo and normal life.
An ‘all or nothing’ kind of girl anyway, I want to indulge in Christmas; revel in buying thoughtful presents, write all my cards in one enjoyable and timely session (accompanied by ageing but classic Christmas tunes) and spend cosy afternoons curled up with N and Reg in front of a xmas film while the perfect Christmas weather forms outside (bright, cold and a light dusting of snow, if you’re interested ) However, life just doesn’t want to give me the time to do this this year and I find myself trying to squeeze Christmas into a packed schedule – grabbing 5 mins to pen a card, picking up a Christmas tree on the way back from a run (still pretty proud of my multitasking here though), hammering google for present ideas at the end of the day and, if I am not careful, the 27th Dec is going to be here before I know it and I am going to have missed out on my VERY favourite time of the year.
So, I have made a decision to stop waiting for Crimbo ‘proper’ to start, make time to get the important bits done and embrace the season as fully as I can over the next 10 days; ‘Crimbo Express’ starts here and now (well probably tomorrow evening to be fair as it is getting late)
Tomorrow, we will find out the results of the Asics Target 26.2 competition. Whatever happens, it has been a great experience so far and I feel very fortunate to have been shortlisted and have met such a great group of people. If I was to be successful, then marathon training would start on Boxing Day. What better reason to make a commitment to enjoy the festive season with immediate effect!
Merry Christmas everyone x