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Christmas Eve Morning

by Meghann on December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Eve!!!

I was practically giddy getting out of bed this morning. I just love the day before Christmas and can’t believe its finally here!

I started my morning with a little pre-run fuel in the form of a Gingerbread Man. I LOVE eating cookies before long runs. It feels naughty, but really the mix of carbs and sugars make homemade cookies the perfect pre-run snack!

A high school friend who randomly reads the blog is in town for Christmas, so I invited her out on a 10 mile run with Kelly and I. It was great running and catching up with her. There is seriously no better way to play catch than on a double digit run.

I was a little nervous on running the 10 miler just a few days after my 20 miles, but I felt great! My legs held their own and given the option I could have easily picked up the pace. I believe at one point I was even prancing and skipping on the run. I think the Christmas spirit adrenaline may have helped on that one. πŸ˜‰

The path I chose turned out to be 10.78 miles. My friend and I stopped at 10 and had a nice cool down walk for the remaining .78 miles. Kelly was having a little issue with her leg and ended up having to ditch us towards the end.

The weather was a perfect 65 degrees when we set out on the run. Perfect weather to test out the new Lululemon outfit I had purchased on Tuesday.


First of all – I am obsessed with the shorts. I was going on and on about how comfortable and breathable they were during the run. I want to go back and buy 6 more pairs so I have one for every day of the week.


I relied on the built in support for the top and was impressed on how supportive it actually was. I probably wouldn’t go any longer than 10 miles, but for the distance my tatas held their own. Also, the dry wicking material kept me dry and cool.

All and all a great combination of clothes. I think I may have drank the Lululemon kool aide. πŸ˜‰

My Dad had a great big breakfast waiting for us when we returned.


biscuit & sausage gravy


scrambled eggs





I was wrong last night… turns out we are expecting 60 people at out house tonight. Yikes!

Better get my butt moving with cleaning and setting up!

Have a great Christmas Eve!

1 Jenn (eating bender) December 24, 2009 at 11:41 am

Merry Christmas Eve!!

That Lululemon outfit is too cute — I’ve always wanted something from that store πŸ™‚ Love the looks of the biscuits and gravy.

Best of luck entertaining today! I’m sure you will have a wonderful time. Enjoy, Meghann!

2 Molly December 24, 2009 at 11:45 am

ah good luck entertaining all 60 guests! I kinda wish we had huge christmas’. I miss having that many people around!

3 rungirlrunn December 24, 2009 at 11:48 am

Wow 60 people!! Have a great Christmas eve πŸ™‚

4 BethT December 24, 2009 at 11:54 am

I like Lululemon but it’s too $$! Damn, wish we had an outlet…

5 Danielle December 24, 2009 at 11:57 am

I’m jealous you get to run in shorts! I feel like I haven’t done that in forever…
Merry Christmas Eve πŸ™‚

6 Pen December 24, 2009 at 12:00 pm

oh gosh! be careful, it gets dangerous once you drink the lululemon koolaid. I have an unhealthy addiction that eats up my disposable income. πŸ™‚

7 inmytummy December 24, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Do you ever have problems with running shorts riding up? I cannot seem to find a pair that don’t do that. I was wondering if Lululemon might be that pair.

8 Meghann December 24, 2009 at 12:53 pm

The shorts were great. No problems riding up! πŸ™‚

9 luckytastebuds December 24, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Meghann you look AWESOME!! I love your whole outfit…doesn’t it feel naughty dressing up super cute for running too? I’m sure you get lots of whistles and honks while you run!! YAHOO for gingerbread men…I would love to have me one. hehehe Anyways, Meghann, I hope you have the BEST rockin’ christmas ever!!!

10 greensandjeans December 24, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Look how buff you are lady! I LOVE those lulu running shorts. I wear mine as often as I can wash them! 60 people???!!! Amazing! Have a wonderful Christmas!

11 Erin December 24, 2009 at 12:49 pm

I always get excited on Christmas Eve, too. It’s a magical season!

12 Sarah December 24, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Which shorts did u get again? The speed shorts or the ultra shorts???

I guess there was success in the NO chafing department?!!! I had success with my target running skirt until last week when I chafed horribly between my legs. Now I really want to invest in lululemon gear!!! They have running skirts too!!! I’m obssessed with how cute the shorts are. Need some now

13 Meghann December 24, 2009 at 12:54 pm

The ultra shorts.

I have a problem chafing from cinched waist bands, these shorts were great because the the band was wide and smooth

14 Brittany December 24, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Merry Christmas Eve Meghann. Have a wonderful time tonight!

15 MelissaNibbles December 24, 2009 at 1:11 pm

I’m jealous you can run in shorts and a tanktop in December. Lucky!

Have a wonderful holiday!

16 Cate December 24, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Love the LULU! They may be a bit $$ but I still wear my original boogie crops I bought in 2002 when there was only one store on West 4th Avenue in Vancouver.

So worth it – and their stuff is obviously SO cute!

πŸ™‚ CC

17 Amy December 24, 2009 at 1:27 pm

You look awesome in your Lululemon. Yup, it IS SO addicting. I bought my first outfit a couple of years ago and I’m hooked. Is that the Power Y tank? I love the color. Enjoy your time with your family =)

18 rebecca lustig December 24, 2009 at 1:44 pm

I love lululemon!

YOu look so strong, so beautiful!

Have a merry Christmas eve <3

19 Jamie December 24, 2009 at 1:57 pm

your dad looks like he is such a good cook!!!

20 Bec December 24, 2009 at 2:26 pm

I agree they are actually the best shorts ever for runs, after my first run in them I went out and got 3 more pairs!

21 Karla December 24, 2009 at 3:07 pm

I’ve always wanted to get clothes at Lululemon but it’s sooo expensive! Maybe when I’m no longer a broke grad student living on loans…
Merry Christmas!

22 Jenna December 24, 2009 at 4:28 pm

great breaky! OMG meghann 60 people, thats a lot!

23 Jenna December 24, 2009 at 4:30 pm

have a great christmas eve πŸ™‚

24 Danielle December 24, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Holy goodness – 60 people?! We only had 65 people at our wedding and I can’t imagine 60 people at a family Christmas celebration! How awesome that you live so close to be able to celebrate with so many of your family members πŸ™‚

I really want some Lululemon stuff but I haven’t been able to stomach the cost since I don’t live near an outlet…although it may be worth it!

Merry Christmas Eve!

25 Rachel December 24, 2009 at 5:24 pm

You look great! And how nice that your Dad made you guys breakfast. I don’t think we realize how awesome parents are until we’re adults.

26 Lindsay December 24, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Cute outfit meghann! I was looking to order some lululemon stuff online but i’m not sure about the sizing there … what sizes did you end up going with if you don’t mind my asking? thanks!

27 meyergirl December 24, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Sausage biscuit and gravy!!! Yummmm!!!

28 jenngirl December 25, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Your families BIG holiday gatherings are so much fun to read about!

Those shorts look extra comfy, congrats on a great run yesterday!

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