3.2 miles. 26 minutes.
The holidays are wonderful, but extended family time can be stressful – especially if you’re hosting a houseful if people. An outdoor adventure is a great way to hit the reset button, extend your patience and let yourself enjoy the holiday with family and friends – while working off some of those cookies and egg nog.
In Massachusetts, where I’m staying for the holidays, we got a dusting of snow overnight. Having never run in the snow before, and feeling a bit of cabin fever, I bundled up and went out for a brief run.
I slipped and slid along the icy sidewalks so switched to the roadside for a less hazardous run. I breathed in the crisp winter air and thought of all the families walking up in the houses I passed – kids eagerly running around the house, clamoring to open their presents.
After about a half hour, with my mind clear, my stress level reset and my stomach rumbling, I headed back to Lillie’s parents’ house for hot coffee, Xmas breakfast family time and some time with my book by the warm fire.
Have a Merry Christmas – and don’t forget to take a break for an adventure if you need one!