Hi everyone! Merry Christmas! It’s definitely time for a holiday recap along with some scenes from my super Pennsylvanian run! On Tuesday we decided to celebrate a mini version of Christmas in Alaska, so we opened up a few presents that we didn’t want to bring home on the plane.
I got a beautiful new yoga mat!
I also got an aeropress and a fleece Buff to wear while running. And that gray thing is a backpacking tent! It was awesome! We finished up our Alaska Christmas with a drive around town looking at Christmas lights.
The next day, we celebrated my husband’s birthday and then packed up and headed to the airport at midnight. We flew out at 2:15 am AST and tried to sleep as much as possible on the plane. After a layover in Seattle, we finished out our long trip to Philly with no issues, even though it was Christmas Eve and so busy!
I’m not going to lie, it was so emotional landing in PA! I almost tackled my dad to the ground! But I was even more excited to see my baby girl, Bella
Christmas morning was a blast! I got awesome coloring books, Flyers gear, and a hilarious running shirt. My best present of all was being with my family of course 🙂
I was so completely exhausted from travel (like falling asleep mid-conversation) that I didn’t get to run until Saturday! But it was an amazing run and totally worth the wait. I ran at Grings Mill in Reading and not only was running along the canal super pretty, it was 50 degrees! I couldn’t believe I was running past Christmas decorations in a tank top!
I also promised you lots of covered bridge running pics, so here you go! Berks county at its finest right here.
This run was perfect – I felt no pain, I wasn’t freezing, and I was so completely relaxed and happy running at home again. I was digging the green grass and the pretty rolling hills along the trail. It’s so different than Alaska!
After my run, we went over to Andrew’s family to visit for the weekend! We got to meet our new baby niece and she is adorable and so silly! And our other niece is a middle schooler now which is so crazy.
I’m heading back to stay with my family for the next few days for some shopping and more holiday fun. We also plan to visit Pittsburgh for New Years before visiting both our families again. I’m loving this trip!
How was your holiday weekend? What’s the best present you got this year?