Since I got home extremely late last night from my family Christmas party, and I am working today, I decided my Christmas recap would come tomorrow, and my recap of Monday and Tuesday would be today! 🙂
Christmas Eve Eve
Monday, Christmas Eve Eve, my girls and I continued our 10+ year tradition of doing dinner on Christmas Eve Eve. It was started in high school at Panera, where we would sit and laugh and eat for hours until 9ish.
In college, it became a night for us to catch up in person before the holidays. Now that college has passed and some of us have serious boyfriends, each year one of us can’t make it, and this year we missed Lisha. 🙁 We decided to upgrade for the first time ever, and went to Shorty’s, a local Mexican restaurant for dinner instead.
I ordered my favorite go-to Mexican dish, a taco bowl with shredded chicken. Definitely hit the spot but I looked and felt like I had an 8 month baby inside of me. Next time, I’ll just order healthier.
My girls, Jen and Jaime. I met Jen freshman year of high school during softball tryouts, and Jaime in freshman year science class. James and I stuck together because we were so shy and sat behind each other. These girls haven’t left my life since. 🙂
After dinner, Jaime headed out for church with her Mom, but Jen and I decided to go to Target for a little Christmas shopping. She persuaded me to buy fun socks. I stocked up on 2 pairs of fun holiday colors. I more so bought them for CrossFit for box jumps.
On Christmas Eve I headed to CrossFit for the 12 pm class, where I was joined with my cousin, Jenn, who’s an assistant coach at a neighboring box. I was so excited for her to be here!
WOD: 12 Pains of Christmas…. to be done like the song. Which means you have to go through every single variation of this. On the 8th day/round, I developed a super painful side-cramp that definitely made the burpees, knees to chest, and push-ups extremely painful.
We rifled through the first 6 rounds in less than 5 minutes, but as the rounds came, our bodies were definitely feeling the burn. At the 20 minute mark, Jenn said she didn’t even care for time and just wanted to finish.
Jenn kicked our butts and RX’d the WOD in 29:08, 20 seconds shy of the men’s RX.
After recovering on the ground, we all made it out of the box and into the lobby, where the boys enjoyed Christmas beers and surviving the 12 Pains of CrossFit.
After CrossFit, I headed home where I meal prepped for the week, ran last minute Christmas errands, and spent the evening with my parents. We went and looked at Christmas lights before settling on the couch by the fire watching Elf.
Such a fun few days!