It’s that time of year again when temptation lurks around every corner. Co-workers bring cookies and cakes, social groups design celebrations around good food and good drink, and for me it’s also the season of wedding anniversary celebrations that often fall in to the trap of having a nice meal to toast the occasion. And then there are those who are expected to indulge in the annual family fun-fest that is Christmas dinner. That last one, we avoid. Luckily our local family kind of feels the same way we do, there is no need to eat till we waddle as a celebration.
This year we’ve already missed a couple of events that would have given us a chance to see friends and to wish them Happy Holidays. We will probably manage to attend a party or two before the string of festivities is over, we will participate in the revelry and try not to eat or drink too much. I type that to convince myself that it’s true and to mislead you into believing that I don’t gorge during the holidays.
Another lucky happenstance this year is that race directors are seeing a niche market and there are more winter activities planned than maybe there were in years past. Though last weekends events were iced out, this weekend I have the choice of a rescheduled trail marathon, a road 5K at the top of one of the higher peaks in the state, or a fun mountain bike ride with the girls. I have to work off some of the gingerbread. And eggnog. Must. Keep. Running.