I hope you have a Merry Christmas, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, or just enjoy the long weekend! I’m exhausted from last-minute shopping, wrapping, baking, and cooking, but it wouldn’t be Christmas Eve if I didn’t end the day collapsing in the glow of the Christmas tree.
I started my Christmas weekend on Friday,
with a run to the Capitol to see the Capitol Christmas tree.
On Christmas Eve I wrapped up my baking.
First up, my upside down cranberry coffee cake for Christmas morning.
Then I made this Nantucket Cranberry Pie from The Pioneer Woman,
to join our traditional pumpkin pie on the Christmas dinner dessert line-up.
The last time I made this recipe, the cranberries didn’t peek through,
but I think they make it look more festive.
My daughter wanted to decorate gingerbread cookies,
so we broke out the rolling pin and decorations.
By Christmas Eve night all the presents were wrapped,
and there was no room
at the inn under the tree.
Just in case Holly and Tricia are making a list and checking it twice, I did keep up with my workouts this week:
Monday: Orange Theory Fitness
Tuesday: Quick Strength for Runners workout at the hotel gym
Wednesday: 3 mi treadmill/Core Power Yoga
Thursday: Indoor Cycling
Friday: 8 mile run
Saturday: Quick Strength for Runners workout at home
I’ll be sharing more about Quick Strength for Runners, but if you don’t want to wait until January to start a new fitness program, you can check it out via my Amazon affiliate link here: Quick Strength for Runners. I bought the Kindle version first for easy use on business trips, but then I decided I wanted the paper version until I learn the exercises. Thanks to Amazon Prime I ordered it yesterday morning and had it by last night–yes, even on Christmas Eve! If you don’t have Amazon Prime yet, check out the Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial.
What was the highlight of your day?