I always feel so much better about myself if I can manage to shake off the sloth of the winter holiday season with an invigorating run around the neighborhood on Christmas day.
Because I don’t so much enjoy exercise in and of itself, I need to add a little something to liven up the one-foot-in-front-of-the-other slog that running sometimes becomes.
The perfect accessories on Christmas day: a Santa or elf hat, and jingle bells.
It’s so much fun to smile and wave to the (usually motorists) we pass!
This year’s Christmas day run was a warm one, with temps maxing out near 50 degrees in central Illinois, where we were visiting family.
Here are a couple more memories from Christmas runs past:
2013: no run due to illness.
2011: did the run in central Illinois in 40-degree temps, but no photographic evidence exists.
Do you have a Christmas fitness tradition? I’d love to hear about it!
Copyright 2015 by Katie Bradshaw