Thursday, December 25, 2008

merry christmas/the long road to Normandy

Merry Christmas everyone!!! Hope you have a restful week, with light training -yes, the body needs a rest, too. I would post a photo of my 'critters', as Tammy says, under the tree but I am not home. We are at my parent's house in NJ. We fly tonight (after going over to my 2 brothers' in succession for lots of food and drink)
to Paris at 10 p.m. flight from JFK. We then drive out on no lseep-not easy but nice when get to the country-- to my mother in law's big old tutor house in Normandy for 5 days (15 cousins/4 siblings will be there ==must run every day to get away from the chaos, and burn off some bread, wine and chocolate calories)), and back to Paris for one day...since I had strep last week and missed a week of running, will take it very easy next week. I hope to run in a new year's race (No Weston 5K this year-Jim taking a break), as will have been sitting on a plane all day on 12/31. Santa brought my kids toothbrushes and socks for the trip! Oh, my teenager flies out tomm with my parents to go skiing in CO. and then straight to R.I.T. from newark...:(((
I am also without an e-mail but that is another story --did open a new account, so will have to deal with that when get home..
Love from my critters:)to yours...will report back January 1.

13 comments:

Pam said...

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and safe travels. See you in 2009!

Running CT said...
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Running CT said...

I really enjoy Your Blog
Merry Christmas!
Luis
Norwalk CT

Runner Tammy said...

Emmy,

Merry Christmas!

I hope you have a fabulous time in Paris. Your trip sounds amazing. I know you will have lots of fun in Paris and Normandy. I hope you takes lots of pictures to post on your blog.

Happy Holidays,
Tammy

P.S. I will re-iterate the other commenters and say you have such a nice blog. I love to see what you are up to and of course see your cats. Maybe one day our cats can meet:-)

Just_because_today said...

Hey Emmy:
Have a great time and a safe trip. Will catch up when you get back. It's been a bit crazy.

DawnB said...

Enjoy!! sounds hevenly.

CTmarathoner said...

thanks pam, tammy, myriam and dawn and luis --looking forward to seeing you in 2009. My e-mail has been compromised and all my contacts were asked for money -i hope no one is sending money to me -am embarassed and trying to deal with it. see you in the new year!

Ryan said...

enjoy the holidays and have a happy new heres to another year of running

Jessica said...

I'm a student who started running in Virginia this fall. I'm home for winter break, and haven't found a place to get fitted for good running shoes in Fairfield County (I'm in New Canaan). Found your blog while I was Googling around -- can you recommend somewhere for me?

Thanks and Happy New Year!

Running CT said...

Hey Jessica! I got my running shoes here.(Link) They have a treadmill and video camara at the store.
Ask for MIKE .

http://therunningcompany.net/Pages/greenwich.html

CTmarathoner said...

Jessica --welcome back..lucky you to be going to school in Virginia.
Runners' Roost in Darien is a great store --across from trader Joe's on the Post Road...Athlete's Foot in Stamford (ridgeway mall) is also good -both of these offer a wide selection plus are run by professionals..they can order shoes for you also. Ron, the Athee's foot owner, also rns a New Balance store in downtown New canaan!! Finally, i also shop at Threads and Treads in Greenwich --the have Inov8 trail shoes...

Pam said...

Emmy - Welcome home! And, Happy New Year! Hope all is well. See you soon I hope ... I'll be doing Manhattan 1/2, will you?

Jessica said...

runningct and ctmarathoner -- thanks so much for the recs! I'll probably try Runners' Roost first as it's convenient to me. And yes, Virginia's great... tons of people run in my town, and it doesn't get as cold as up here!

Thanks again, and good luck with your races in the new year. Your blog is inspiring for a newbie. :-)