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