When you’re away in a different city and running, do you buy yourself souvenirs?
Here are some of the new baubles we have collected this year:
The first is my Harrods bauble, which I picked up when I was in London for The Color Run UK back in July. We always buy a Harrods bauble each year, and have done that since 2007, so we now have seven!
Next, is the silver ornament we bought at the Guinness factory in Dublin. We picked this up when we visited for the inaugural RnR Dublin half marathon in August.
Bottom right is a wooden heart with a reindeer’s head, which I got when in Centre Parcs for the Hen Do. Not a race, but I did go for a run that day.
Finally, the sparkly red reindeer is from The Tree Shop at Cairndow. We stopped off there after the inaugural CowalFest trail run, which was in October.
@TheWelshWookie and I have also given in to temptation, and bought some festive goodies.
We now have stollen, as well as these:
I’m looking forward to having a glass of mulled cider, and to tasting these cinnamon Pringles! They also had Mint Choc Pringles, but I though those were a step too far!
Anyone else tried those?
Meanwhile this weekend, I seem to have transformed completely into the embarrassing old auntie….
Well, I’ve done it. I’ve taken the social media world by storm!
I’ve set up a TartanJogger page on Facebook!
So, the way I see it, you have two choices. Number One: ignore this post. Number Two: put your real life on hold and head over to FB to like meeeeee!
Since starting my blog, I’ve had FB linked to my personal facebook page. That meant that my friends and family
were treated to had no choice but to read my blog posts. Ha! Now, my timeline is not dotted with running related posts quite as much!
I’ve been on twitter, G+, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Path and BlogLovin’ for some time. I reckon I’ve now completed the set.
Where do you link your blog posts to? Would you say you’re social media savvy, or a SM novice? Does it matter?
I didn’t run tonight.
But, @TheWelshWookie and I did go for a walk instead. We took a walk around Tarbert harbour, because it was a lovely cold, crisp evening.
And because we wanted to see the Christmas lights.
Now that power has been restored, the lights are on. There wasn’t a grand lighting ceremony as planned, but the village does look lovely and festive!
And for me, a lit Christmas tree means only one thing: that baby’s GOT to be hugged!
Here’s my hug of the tree in Coombe Abbey, Coventry two years ago:
And hugging Tarbert’s tree last year:
Here’s this year’s big hug:
It certainly gives the neighbours something to talk about!
What weird traditions do you have?
Just a quick post to thank all of the hard working engineers and support staff who have been working tirelessly to get us all connected to the electricity supply again, following today’s storms.
The forecast overnight is for low temps, so I am extremely grateful for being able to now switch on my electric blanket tonight!
Our power outage was only 14 hours; it could have been a whole lot worse than that.
Thanks for all of your kind thoughts and words today!
We’ve been bashed and battered by gale force winds over the past 12 hours or so, with gusts reaching 140MPH in the Highlands. You can read all about it here.
And so, we have no power in our village again, for the second time in a week.
The joys of living in rural Argyll!
On my commute this morning, I had to dodge seven trees which had blown over and into the road, which was a little different
I’m hopeful that normal blogging (and normal running) may commence later, or failing that, tomorrow.
It’s supposed to be our village’s Christmas Lights switch-on tonight….. not sure if that’ll happen now!
Hoping you are all safe, if you are also affected by bad weather!
Is it too early to share my running Santa list with you?
I’ve been a good girl
sometimes this year, and I have tried my hardest to run well, eat well and blog well. Here are the top five things on my Christmas Wish List:
1. Nike Shield LunarGlides. My fave shoes, waterproofed and reflective. What’s not to love?
2. Ron Hill Vizion Photon Jacket. This is flattering, water and wind tight. And pink. Lovely!
3. Ron Hill LED running cap. Perfect for running on dark nights
4. Lock laces. No more lace malfunctions during runs. Genius!
5. Saucony ladies ruched hoody. Comfy and stylish. My two faves rolled into one!
Santa, do you mind if I sneak in a sixth favourite? If you can’t decide which of these I deserve, these would be good too:
Thank you very much. I’ll remember to leave you a glass of sherry and a mince pie on Christmas Eve, I promise.
What’s on your Christmas running wish list this year?