Medals Make Great Ornaments, 13.1 and Holiday Fun…Wknd Recap.

Happy Monday! My morning started at 5:45 with some spin cycle action…I taught my early bird party class. We rocked it out to some new tracks.
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Then of course I got my coffee on. Java in a Starbucks mug makes it feel like you are drinking $8 coffee even though it’s just from the office breakroom. For free. Win win.
Recapping the weekend…Saturday bright & early I ran 9 miles with my Luke’s crew. We still caught some Christmas lights before the sun came up.
We are 1 week away from Dallas Marathon domination! I am running the half marathon and a bunch of my Luke’s friends have been training for months for the full marathon. I can’t wait to cheer them on! Hoping for lots of PR action for them. I am going to race the 13.1 miles too so it will be fun! Another medal on the rack…actually I may be needing another rack soon cuz the one I have is reaching capacity. Maybe I should get another Christmas tree and just hang them there. They make great ornaments, yes?
After Saturday’s run I had lunch with my mom and an old friend over at my favorite spot Penne Pomodoro. Temps were in the 70s all weekend so we parlayed on the patio. I had an arugula salad w/ shrimp & lots of feta…nom nom.
That same night my sweetest friend Ann hosted a wine tasting party over at her house! I made this sangria after my Jen told me how tasty it was I put it to the test. Great party holiday drink! Especially tasty with fresh cut up apples and pears. I had forgotten how much I loved pears…I will be putting them in every drink from now on.
Of course we took 36582 photos by the Christmas tree…and danced the night away with some of my favorite girls.
Me and Ann – hostess w/ the mostess.
Crazy girls.
Sunday I took advantage of a much needed rest day. I went to church and brought gifts for my angel tree girls. My church is doing a gift giveaway for all of the single parent families. Got them lots of goodies.
After church was brunch on the patio catching up with these hot tamales. Fun fun.
This week I am going to focus on teaching classes, a little bit of running, and getting the legs ready for my upcoming race!
How was your weekend? Do you have a medal rack or something where you hang your race medals? 
What is your favorite adult holiday drink? 

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

12 thoughts on “Medals Make Great Ornaments, 13.1 and Holiday Fun…Wknd Recap.

  1. Oh my gosh that medal tree is amazing! I have only earned ONE medal (booo) out of the 10 races I have run! The races I look for now must have a medal so I can make a place for them to hang!! I do hang my race numbers on my wall though..prob kinda tacky..but it makes me smile!

    1. Medal bling…one of my favorite things about races! And no that’s not tacky at all! My mom has kept some of my numbers and put them in photo frames in her guest room. Great reminder of all that you have accomplished!

  2. LOVE the tree! That is a great idea! haha!
    Maybe even cut your race bibs into snowflakes!
    I had a fun wend out with the girls in park city, checking out the hotel for blend!

  3. My little social butterfly:) That tree is amazing! I don’t think I could fill it, lol.

    I know that Etsy has some cute custom racks for medals.

    You should try making some mulled wine:)

  4. Oh my heck, I love your life. You’re always so busy and yet you have everything all together. 🙂 You have an awesome social life. My weekends are usually very boring and nothing to write about. I was given a medal stand for Christmas last year, but sadly I don’t use it. I use a wreath hanger on my bedroom door. If I get my own Christmas tree though, I think I’ll hang them on the tree. I’m good with a simple hot totty for a holiday drink. Delicious!

  5. P.S. Is it the Dallas White Rock Marathon/Half Marathon you’re doing? I have a friend that lives in Dallas that keeps trying to get me to come down to run the race. I really should come down some time and run it.

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