Wednesday, November 27, 2013

It Has Begun

Posted by CheapRunnerRhoda

Happy Hump Day everyone!!

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So my Christmas shopping has officially begun. Saturday I headed to the mall with these lovely ladies to get things going.

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I usually procrastinate on starting my shopping but always find, once I start it is easier to do and not something I dread so much. I mean I loooove shopping and buying things for people, it is just knowing what to get that is the most difficult thing for me. I have a good start on it now so I should be able to finish with time to spare.

After some power shopping, we were starved hungry so we needed to fuel up. We went to Milestones.

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There was a bit of a wait so we hangrily patiently waited at the bar with a beverage to pass the time.

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As I have mentioned before, I always make the best decisions on food when I am hungry!

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Fish and chips it was! So yummy, in fact I would go back and get the exact same thing next time!

After dinner we decided to go for a walk and enjoy our fresh new dump of snow we were receiving.

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For a day where my morning didn’t go as I had planned it was a productive day!

I planned on getting out for a 26 km (16.25 m) run that morning. I even got all dressed and headed out the door until I realized there was already 6 inches of snow on the paths and it was very slippery. Instead, I turned around, got my stuff and headed to the gym and only got in a 13 km run. I knew I didn’t have enough time to get that long of a run in once I got the gym so decided to go for some speed training instead. Ended up finishing 13 km in 59:59 for an average pace of 4:36/km or 7:21/m pace.

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November is quickly coming to an end! Where did the month even go?? Hope y’all are enjoying the #thirtyin30 #runvember challenge and are on track to finish!

Who has started their Christmas Shopping?

Do you usually get it all done with time to spare? Or scurry around last minute?

5 comments:

  1. I am so last minute with the Christmas stuff! I do like to get my Christmas tree up early though! Going to the boyfriend's for Christmas so I will have to make him put up a tree!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. Yes, you most def will have to get him to put one up! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  3. We are done actually with our shopping. We tend to shop early, and buy things year round when we find them, but when Oct comes around and we still have people to shop for we get going on it. Mostly because being on a single income means we have to spread it out over as many months as we can to make it work. The nice thing is, it's all done, everything is wrapped and now we get to sit back and enjoy Thanksgiving and the whole lead up to Christmas.

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  4. That is amazing Jen! Congrats and Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  5. Wow - great job on that treadmill run!!
    I haven't done any shopping but we are 1 tree away from being done with all of our decorating!

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