Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas. // Jen J.

Merry Christmas from Michigan!  I sincerely hope you are all having a better Christmas than I!  Last night I started getting sick again!  I had Strep throat last week and was given an prescription for an antibiotic but a couple of days after I started taking it I developed a rash, probably because I was allergic, and had to stop taking it.  Now I am wondering if it is starting to come back since I didn't finish the dose.  My dad is also sick so we had to call Grandma and cancel tonight's Christmas dinner. 

I am also sad because my boyfriend is in Texas with his family.  I miss him.  My younger sister already returned to Pittsburgh because she had to work yesterday and my other sister and my little nephews are down in North Carolina.  It is so hard when family is in a million different places.

Womp, womp, womp.

On a positive note, I did have a few good days of health and was able to complete the reindeer games trifecta - three 5ks in three days.  Running in 28 degree temps probably wasn't the best idea considering I was still recovering from Strep, but I've been eating horrible (Christmas cookies, apple crisp, fudge) so I needed it.

Day 2.  Reindeer Games.
Note the awesome new high visibility vest I got from Santa.  It's by Brooks and I absolutely love it.  It's bright, light weight, and has great storage capability.  I highly recommend it.
I also received the January book club book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling so I will looking for a way to divide that up for discussion. 

See how influential you broads are!  You have gotten me to run when I otherwise wouldn't and influencing what I put on my Christmas list.  I am thankful for each of you though, the positive peer pressure is taking me places.

Merry Christmas!  And be well.


  1. Hope you start to feel better and get well soon. One question? How in did you get that great shot of you running? I love the vest by the way! Merry Christmas!

    1. My sister actually ran with me so I had her take that snap. But sometimes I also use the iphone app Timer Camera to take self portraits. Merry Christmas!

  2. Jen. Feel better, girl!! I know how it feels to NEED to exercise before you probably should. I did an hour on the treadmill today, knowing that sweat is not good for my new girls. TMI. Sorry. Hope you feel better soon, chica. Hugs.


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