Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!



I couldn't have asked for a nicer Christmas (well maybe excluding the part that I had to work)! After taking my morning nap I headed over to run the Elm Creek horse trails. The weather was perfect-about 45 and sunny! I was actually hot after only a few minutes of running wearing only running tights and a long sleeved shirt-this is unheard of during a typical chilly winter in Minnesota. I felt really strong on the run averaging 9:30 miles over the hilly course.

Following my run, swung over to pick up my grandma to head to my parents for our Christmas celebration. As I was driving there I was trying to think of the last time my grandma celebrated Christmas with us in my parents home. I'm thinking it was probably at least 25 years ago. I have to say that her fall back in September was a blessing in disguise-not that I would ever want anyone to experience falling an breaking a hip. Her fall led my grandma back to live in the cities and allow her become healthy. My grandma who is 86 years old has had very few health problems throughout her life but I felt that life was being sucked away from her while she lived in Alexandria. Over the past couple of months, my grandmother has found a new zest for life and has rekindled lost relationships.