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    Happy Christmas Eve!

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    Christmas Eve is one of my favourite days of the year.  Maybe even more than Christmas (but only a little).  I’m not completely sure why that is.  While I am excited for Santa, it doesn’t keep me up at night anymore, and the whole holiday season can sometimes be stressful.  But for whatever reason, I find myself feeling sentimental on Christmas Eve.

    Today I am excited to get to go for a run with my brother who is in town for the holidays.  Even though his legs are about twice as long as mine and his steady-pace is nearly twice as fast (okay so I am exaggerating…a little) I love to run with him and am always grateful when we have the chance.

    Looking back at my training log, I see that I have never actually run on Christmas Eve.  Apparently I ran on Christmas day in 2007 – it was only once around the block and my notes say “my dinner was not interested in running.”  I don’t particularly remember that, so it must have been a pretty good turkey coma.  Anyway, this will be a first for me.  We decided to just run while it feels good and stop when we’re finished, no particular distance in mind.

    Since I am feeling sentimental, I would like to take a moment to say Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy Running to you all.  Thank you for reading and sharing!

    Do you have a holiday tradition that involves running?  If I am going to make a tradition out of this, I will need some ideas!  Please leave me a comment, I would love to hear yours!

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    A runner for just over four years, Karen has already completed a marathon, two half marathons and a variety of 5k and 10k races. She describes her first marathon - the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon last September - as "a nightmare." However, she met a very interesting person in the process - a man named Sydney who was running his 152nd marathon! Although the race didn't go as well as planned for Karen or Sydney, he showed her that no matter how experienced a runner you are, you can still have a bad day. "Does that mean we shouldn't bother to prepare, or maybe just shouldn't bother at all? Of course not!" says Karen. "In the end, it is what we make it." We like her optimism!