NORAD Tracks Santa reported that Santa was back at the North Pole, so it seemed safe to go out for a run. We didn't wear our headlamps as it was starting to get light. George had 9 planned, so he saw me over the bridge and asked me if I wanted to follow him into the trails. I wanted to, but thought for a quick second I didn't really know what I had in me today, so we parted ways.
As I ran, I remembered as a kid leaving Miller Lite and Saltines with the plastic wrapped type cheese out for Santa. I don't know why this popped in my head, but it made me laugh inside. I bet my father enjoyed that little snack. My mind just continued on of so many wonderful Christmas memories and joy. Although I know my parents scrimped and saved for presents for us, I can't remember a one, but only remember the happiness of the day. As I continued to relive so many Christmas memories, I didn't even realize it had begun to snow. I looked down and the white snowflakes on my fleece just made me smile.
Running was great today and effortless. I probably got in five to six and I consider it a great Christmas present to myself. I found peace, joy and happiness throughout.
Wishing y'all the merriest of merry and joy throughout the day ahead. If you're able to get out and run today, I hope you also consider it a great present to yourself.