Christmas Day Run

Merry Christmas! As it’s Christmas day, I decided to treat myself to a nice early morning 5K. Unfortunately, I accidentally drank too much alcohol on Christmas Eve and, not being much of a drinker these days, wasn’t ready to head out the door until the afternoon.

It was pretty busy down on the seafront with lots of people taking advantage of the mild weather and sunshine for a Christmas Day stroll by the sea, but still plenty of room to run.

I took it fairly easy, running the first 3K before switching to a 3:1 run/walk ratio and finishing with a time of 33:15 – not as fast as I would have liked but I was still feeling a bit rough. Still, I was glad to get the run in and felt much better after a bit of fresh air and exercise.

Did you run on Christmas Day? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

14 thoughts on “Christmas Day Run”

  1. Hi there. I did a 2.5 mile run. It was meant to be 3 but Christmas happened. Managed to do it with an average of 8:35 which for me is both great and unheard of. Contemplating the same route tomorrow morning…

  2. Since you’re not following my running blog (Dreaming of Running Boston Marathon… you’re following my hiking/backpacking blog at the moment 🙂 ), so you may not know, but yes, I did have my Christmas Day Run today. It was great because the temp stayed low at below 63 F (Southern California). I love running when the temps are low (below 66). Merry Christmas and have a fabulous rest of the year!

    1. Hi. I didn’t realise you had another blog, so thanks for the heads up – now following that one too and looking forward to reading more about your running as well as the hiking. 🙂
      Good to hear you got your Christmas Day run in, although I doubt I’d be much good in Southern California – it was 46 F here and I thought that was warm! 😀
      Merry Christmas to you too and best wishes for 2015!

      1. Thanks for following. I didnt mean to come across that you should follow my running blog. However, I must say that since I started blogging my journey, I’ve come across a few blogs that keep me motivated, including yours, and it turns out there are so many! 🙂 Anyway, keep running and keep us movtivated!!! Happy new year! P.S. Stay warm!

      2. Don’t worry, I didn’t take it like that. I was pleased you mentioned it as I love reading about everyone’s running adventures. Keeps me motivated too and it’s a great way of sharing tips and generally chatting about running.
        p.s. The heating is on! 😀

  3. We did 4.5 miles – our first ever Christmas day run and we ran together which is a real rarity as our paces are so different. It was brilliant fun stopping to take photos and call out greetings to others so we’ll definitely do that again. I had secretly entered us in a virtual event so hubby got a surprise when we got home and I had festive medals waiting for us 🙂
    Hope you had a great Christmas 🙂

  4. oh Kirsten i did my calf in again so i ha morose day! sooooo frustrated…. here i am in Madeira, the sun is shining and we had so many runs planned… hubby is out doing them while i try look on the positive side and brush up on my tan! i guess a tan is great comoensation 🙂 (trying to convinve herself)
    Your run sounds amazing… yo go girl for getting out there… flipping good time too for a hangonver!!!! pheeeeuw!!! xxx have a FAB new year!!!!

      1. Thank you! 🙂 Sorry to hear your calf is playing up though. Rest well and get better soon. Just think how great your tan will look when you get out running again. 😉
        Enjoy the rest of your time in Madeira and have a brilliant New Year! x

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