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Merry Christmas Eve

by Meghann on December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve!!!

I don’t know about everyone else, but Christmas Eve is the big deal in my household. My Mom has been preparing for weeks for the 50+ people expected at our house at 5:30 tonight! It’s about to get a little crazy around here with all the last minute preparation, but it should be a good time.

I woke up this morning feeling great. The stomach ache was gone and I was excited for the early run I had planned.

I completed the same 11 mile loop I did over Thanksgiving with no problems. Even though I did it without any problems, I could definitely feel a difference between the last time I ran it and when I ran it today. I was much more prepared last time, having completed several longer runs leading up to the 11 miles. Since my half marathon I have slacked a little on the longer runs department and have not run anything close to 10 miles in the three weeks since. Therefore, I took the long run today at a much slower pace, choosing to walk a tad at the half way point. I was more then happy to see the last turn to my parent’s run, thankful I was only running 11 miles and not 13.

Before my run I had a Clif bar to fuel me up.

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When I returned my family had already had their fill of breakfast so I was on my own.

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I made a scrambled egg omelet with onion, mushrooms and parmesan cheese. I topped the eggs with buffalo sauce and toasted some whole wheat toast on the side.

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I also had a big bowl of fruit I had brought from Orlando with me.

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The bowl contained fresh pineapple, mango, & blueberries.

It was truly the perfect Christmas Eve Morning Breakfast. :)

Now my Sister is putting me to work to start cleaning, she has been staring me down since I returned from my run. I don’t think she liked the two hours I took to run when I could have been cleaning. oh well.

(WARNING: My Vegetarian and Vegan readers might want to skip this part, it ain’t pretty)

Just to leave you guys with a little sneak peak of how my family plans to go overboard with dinner tonight, here’s a picture of what’s outside.

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Yeah that’s right my Dad and Uncles have been building a pig roaster for the last two weeks. They bought a whole pig from the local butcher. I think the idea of cooking the pig is more exciting to them then opening presents on christmas. My Dad started cooking him when I left for my run early this morning. What says christmas better then a whole pig?

Have a great Christmas Eve everyone!!

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 VeggieGirl December 24, 2008 at 10:39 am

Christmas Eve is a huge deal in my household too – tonight is our annual Christmas Eve Celebration Dinner at my home, with “the whole gang” (my family).

Enjoy your celebration as well, Meghann!! :-)

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2 carolinebee December 24, 2008 at 10:41 am

hahah HELL ya that pig is awesome..have a wonderful Christmas eve and day!!

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3 bobbi December 24, 2008 at 10:57 am

wow I didnt know people still did that!!! lol…I AM SO GOING for a looooong RUN!!! I will be thinking of your accomplishment to get me through!

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4 Julie December 24, 2008 at 11:15 am

Oh my! That is a whole pig! Your family knows how to do Christmas eve dinner up right!

Enjoy the nights festivities!!

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5 caitlin December 24, 2008 at 11:27 am

hahahah there’s something amusing to be able a pig roast. that’s mean!

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6 Justy2003 December 24, 2008 at 11:28 am

Great job on the 11 miler! And good way to get out of helping with some of the prep work ;)
For some reason the pigs like that kinda eeked me out! We have some friends that do one in the summer…but I think they do theirs underground? Weird.
Hope you enjoy your Christmas Eve!

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7 Brandy December 24, 2008 at 11:39 am

Awesome! We always roast pigs at our family reunion.

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8 Lindsay December 24, 2008 at 12:10 pm

wow your dad and uncle built that??? impressive!!!

have a great christmas eve meghann!!

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9 Andrea (Off Her Cork) December 24, 2008 at 12:26 pm

Wow that is some serious eats! As much as I love pork I’m not sure I could eat it right off the pig. LOL Happy Holidays! :D

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10 teenageveggiehead December 24, 2008 at 12:48 pm

that is my favorite cliff bar flavor – so good :)
wow 11 miles – thats awesome!!

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11 fitforfree December 24, 2008 at 12:51 pm

Gotta love over-the-top christmas :-) Have a wonderful evening with your family!

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12 lauren December 24, 2008 at 1:31 pm

have a great Christmas Eve!! and that is crazy about the pig! Enjoy your night…

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13 Sara December 24, 2008 at 1:39 pm

Oh my gosh, your roasted pig is awesome! Talk about going all out…that’s so cool that your dad built it.

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14 Erin December 24, 2008 at 1:43 pm

Oh pork! My bro had that at his wedding. :) Rob ate the tail. Puerto Rican roots!
It’s definitely not a big deal in my family – an even smaller deal since it’s just the two of us celebrating. :) I’ll live vicariously through you. Have a great day Meghann!

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15 Melissa S. December 24, 2008 at 1:44 pm

Oh mine eyes!!!! the poor piggy…

have a great time w/ the family tonight! and great job w/ the christmas eve run! i’m jealous!!!!

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16 Natalie December 24, 2008 at 4:24 pm

Your warning only made me more tempted to look!

I celebrate tonight to, so exciting!!!

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