I know I am a couple days late, but MERRY CHRISTMAS! I hope everybody had a wonderful day! I kicked off my Christmas weekend with a 20 mile run.  It was long, it was cold, and I was more than happy to get that run over with.  As much as I was NOT enjoying my run, I continued to remind myself to be grateful to have legs that allow me to run.  I’m pretty sure I repeated “I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me” 573 times.  It’s amazing how important mental strength is!  Anyways, in Japan, Christmas is typically celebrated with a Christmas cake and Kentucky Fried Chicken! I didn’t get KFC, but I was surprised with this beauty:
fullsizerender-31I also had this for the very first time:
fullsizerender-30What she order, fish fillet….yes Kanye, I did.
fullsizerender-29And while we’re on the topic of food, I perfected the shrimp etouffee!  I used to dislike cooking, but I am actually starting to enjoy it more now!
fullsizerender-28I’ll be posting about some of my favorite cold running gear soon, but in the meantime, here are some songs to help you get through the last week of 2016!

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