Hi everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Mine was actually pretty awesome and I’m excited to share it with you! I feel like I never recap full weekends but it was a pretty good one with a surprise happy ending!
Friday: Our office had book club after work AKA an excuse for us all to hang out at my manager’s house drinking and loudly discussing Alaska politics. This is where I learned that Baileys + coffee = the greatest drink on earth. Then I picked Andrew up from work and went ugly sweater shopping! We went to a thrift store but had the most luck at Walmart. If you’re running an ugly sweater race this month, go to Walmart – they had some hilarious stuff there, including a vest that said “I fish you a merry Christmas” with a hideous picture of Santa fishing on it. I had to pass that one up in favor of one that was a bit warmer.
Saturday: Andrew and I have started setting our alarms for 9:00 on the weekends because otherwise we’ll totally sleep until the sun rises at like 10:30. But my mom called me at 8:30 and woke me up to discuss Christmas presents! I am so excited – she’s getting me nice black business casual waterproof boots that I can wear to work on snowy days! Although those are much cheaper on Amazon 🙂 After online boot shopping with my mom (not the same as shopping with her in real life but I’ll take what I can get these days) Andrew and I went for a run! He hasn’t run since the summer but since he signed up for the Jingle Bell for Arthritis 5k with me it’s time for some last minute training! He’s never run in the snow before and honestly I’m not sure he enjoyed it. But I had fun running around in the woods with my best friend!
Sunday: I had to go to a work event in the morning, but when I came home I was greeted with the most amazing surprise: THE SUN!!!!!
There have been weeks of never ending cloudiness here in Anchorage and we only have about 6ish hours of possible sunlight in a day anyways. But I can’t even tell you the last time I saw the actual sun, not just sunlight through the clouds. So I was jumping around screaming! Andrew was watching the Eagles game, but I drove down to Earthquake Park to watch the sunset at 3:30!
Things are definitely getting rough here in terms of daylight. I’ll go into it in more detail on Wednesday, but it’s slowly driving me crazy and I need to do something to cheer myself up and remind myself that on December 22nd we will begin gaining daylight every day instead of losing it! So watch for a super fun announcement in Wednesday’s post!
Do you like running in the snow? What do you consider a must-have at a Christmas race? When is the last time you saw the sun (I’m about to get jealous here!)