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Gift Wrap-up

Since I wrote a post about what I wanted for Christmas, I figured I ought to write a little follow up post.  Well wouldn’t you believe it, I must have been really good this year because I got everything on my list (except for Stanley, but I’m willing to extend Santa’s deadline on that one).  I’m loving my new Garmin Forerunner 350, Sugoi hoodie, Under Armour gloves, water belt, and all the other awesome gear I got.

I spent my Christmas break in the tri-state area: CT, NY and NJ.  And boy was it cold.  Aside from one slightly warmer day where I was able to get out and run the hills around my mother’s house, I was pretty much confined to the treadmill the rest of time.  But it’s just as well that I stayed away from any strenuous workout since my shin splints are giving me a real hard time and my 18-week marathon training plan begins this week.

So here you go.  Enjoy the pics of my presents.  I’m enjoying them myself.

Sugoi hoodie + new cycling shorts + Fox = happy holidays

Sugoi hoodie + Fox = happy runner



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Christmas List

I’ve never been very materialistic.  And I don’t think I’ve made a Christmas list since I was a very small child.  Even then, I usually just asked for a horse.  The wonderful years that I did have horses, most everything I asked for was for them: new blankets (in Breakaway Farm colors – blue and gold), hoof polish, horse treats, ect… Well I’ve made a Christmas list this year, more so out of necessity than anything else.  If there wasn’t a holiday of gift giving coming up I would have to inevitably buy some of these items, and maybe I still will if Santa can’t.  Well this year I’ve got a new sport that’s taken over a lot of my life (it’s been around for a few years, but I’ve only gotten serious about it this past year).  That’s right, you guessed it: running.  Well, as I’ve learned so well, new sports means new gear.  And changing weather means wearing appropriate clothing.  So here it is, my 2009 Christmas list.  Hope I was good:

Garmin Forerunner 205

– I’ve been thinking about this one for awhile.  I currently use a Nike +, but its innacuracy is driving me crazy.  I’ve decided that if I want to put my body through the rigourous training of a marathon, then (if possible) I would like to do it the right way.  The Garmin will (theoretically) help me with this. 

Sugoi hoodie
, complete with a ponytail hole! I may not live in New England anymore, but as evidence of the snow this weekend, it does get cold here in DC.


3. I’d really rather not use this next item, but I’m going to have to learn to love it, because for someone like me (who becomes dehydrated VERY easily) a water belt is necessary.


So I think I’ve been pretty reasonable so far, right? There’s only one more item on my list, and like the first three, I’ve done my research.  I’ve even made it easy on everyone: this gift is located right here in Maryland and is relatively cheap (key word, relatively):

Meet Stan, a 10 yr. old Irish Gelding. He’s 16.2 hands, a great hunter/jumper and, well, isn’t he beautiful? I found him on my new favorite website http://www.warmbloods-for-sale.com/


Breed Irish Draught
Name: Princestana
Age: 1999
Height: 16.2
Gender: Gelding
Price: $35,000  
Location: MD, USA

Happy Holidays!

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