Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmasville Recap

Hope everyone had a great weekend! We sure did-- although it sure was a busy weekend!

Saturday morning, I ran in the Christmasville 5k with two coworkers and friends. This is the first 5k that I have run in a year. Last fall, I helped coach a Girls on the Run team, which kept me running. However, I really haven't done a lot of running in 2012. A few weeks ago, I decided I better get myself back into the routine if I wanted to run the 5k on December 1!

I decided before running that I would be happy with any time under 40 minutes. My personal best on a 5k is about 36:00. I knew I wouldn't achieve that this time, being out of practice and all. I am happy to report that I finished in about 39:00! I actually forgot to stop my timer for about a minute after I crossed the finish line, so I didn't get my exact time, however, when I stopped the clock, it said 40:03. So I KNOW it was under 40:00! Yay! Goal met! Now I need to work on getting my time down. I am planning to run another race in January.

After the race, Ryan, Sadie, and I were off to enjoy the rest of the Christmasville festival.

We started with a story with Santa at Glencairn Garden. Santa read a story to all the children and then visited with each me and posed for pictures. Sadie was so excited to give him her letter that she wrote, requesting the American Girl Doll, McKenna. I sure hope Santa can find McKenna... This little girl is really excited!

Then we headed to downtown Rock Hill to enjoy some of the other events, like judging gingerbread houses, taking part in a bell choir, cookie-decorating, and more. I love the Christmasville festival! It is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season here in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

("Doesn't that cookie look delicious?" said no one ever.)
Now I am just about ready to start doing some holiday baking. I am looking forward to making my grandmother's butter cookies and even trying one of her recipes that I have never made before. Get this- it is a cookie recipe with only 4 ingredients! I will be trying it out this week and reporting back!

Happy Monday, everyone!



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