Monday, December 4, 2017

The Holiday is upon us!

Linking up with Holly & Tricia for the Weekly Wrap

Even  though this past week was only a four day work week, I still felt exhausted. As we get deeper into the Holiday season I bet that feeling will not subside with all the holiday hussel and bustle going one. There is always something to do (or something that needs done)!

This is what we were up to!

Sunday we had our visit to Longwood Gardens for their Christmas display.

My Christmas trinkets ready to be displayed.
Monday I had off work so I finished up my Christmas decorating. I did the inside and then Scott and I put up outside lights. I think putting up outside lights is my least favorite. The weather is usually nice when we put them up but it might not be nice in January when we have to go out and take them down. For that reason I am a "less is more" type of person but my husband is not!


         Also this week I got my first "unofficial" Holiday gift this season compliments of Mizuno!

I'm a sucker for the WaveRiders and these new WaveRider 21's are just perfect! I love the color which is called "Highrise -Greystone"  but the 21's also come in three additional colors (in shades of blue, purple, and pink) which I love just as much!  You really should check out these other gorgeous shoes I know you're going to love the colors too. You can see them HERE.



So of course I had to take them out on a run. It was a busy week so this was my only run for the week but it was a good one! I surprised myself and actually got in 4 miles. Running in the evening is quite peaceful but it is hard to get a lot of miles in before it gets dark.  The first 2.5 miles were at the island and then I decided to run across the bridge into town and order Chinese takeout for dinner. After placing my order (which she said would be done in 15 minutes), I ran back to the island to get my car so I could drive over to pick it up.  This was perfect timing because it was just getting dark by the time I got back to my car and my Garmin showed I had done exactly 4 miles!



 One thing I love about all my Mizunos is that they are just as comfortable for me to run on hard surfaces (like pavements and sidewalks), as they are for me to run on softer surfaces like the trails.  Although just as comfortable as my previous Mizunos, the 21's actually have a redesigned mesh upper.  Even though I mentioned there were a lot of great colors in this style, I'm glad I was gifted the Greystone ones.  My shoes get SO dusty when I run on the rail trail and now perhaps my shoes won't look as dirty!

In other holiday news...

I was so happy to see Friday finally arrive!  I had a few things to pick up at the mall after work and then my sister and I had plans to go to "Late Night Shoppers Night" in our town.


This was SO much fun! All the stores were decorated for Christmas and what we didn't know is that each one of them had free hors'douevre, wine, and cider.  I teased Lacey that it was turning into more of a pub crawl!  My plan was to grab a slice of pizza for dinner as we walked through town but by the end of the night, I didn't need to!

On Saturday we went back into town for the free Holiday movie that was showing which was Christmas with the Kranks! -M


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mizuno. The opinions and text are all mine.



Are you doing holiday activities yet?  How are you doing on your holiday shopping?

29 comments:

  1. That shopping event sounds like alot of fun! I ordered a bunch of gifts today and am slowly getting through my holiday shopping. I'm hoping finish it up by next weekend!

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    1. I am jealous of your ability to be done shopping by next week! I hope that can be me too but we will see!

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  2. I have barely started my shopping, but I don't have much to get. I am a Mizunos Wave Inspires gal (I over-pronate like a demon and need massive stability LOL).

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    1. These are of course neutral shoes (because I am a neutral runner), but I know many who pronate love the Wave inspire!

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  3. Looks like I'm going to have to purchase some Mizunos! I have been loving my Wave Riders. Who knew?

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  4. I was also lucky enough to receive the Mizunos and I love them so far! They feel great on my feet and I sort of felt like I had a little extra spring in my step

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  5. Wow, so did Mizuno give you free shoes for writing this? Score! I love wave riders. I am still wearing the pink ones... remember when I bought 7 pair?? Hehehe. I started watching Christmas with the Kranks the other day but never finished it! I want to though because I like JLC and Tim Allen. I can't believe I never saw this movie!

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    1. Yes! I am a loyal Mizuno wearer so it was a good fit! I love your pink Wave Riders. How many pairs do you have left in the box yet?

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  6. LOVE your new shoes! I'm waiting for my husband to return from a long work trip to decorate, but I have started some festivities without him ;)

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    1. Are there many different holiday traditions over there compared to being in the states?

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  7. So much fun! I just love holiday activities. That shoppers night sounds like the perfect event!
    Your new shoes are soo cute! I tried a pair of mizuno's a while back and unfortunately they aren't for me. But I really wish I loved them lol.

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    1. The shoppers night was so much fun! I have liked shoes before that weren't for me too. The Mizunos have treated me well so I am sticking with them!

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  8. I like the color of your new Mizunos Wave Riders! I need new Inspires but I'm not very "inspired" by the color options! I enjoy my Christmas decorations but already dread the un-decorating day. Thanks for linking!

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  9. There are a couple houses in my neighborhood that have been decked out, but I don't do that. I'm a klutz, and i'm sure I'd hurt myself trying to compete.

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  10. Loving those new Mizuno sneakers! I wish I could run in a neutral sneaker but I need stability sneakers :(

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  11. I'm loving those shoes! The subtle colors are so pretty!

    My hubs is a "less is more" person as in he doesn't want to put lights up at all! We don't have any outside lights, but he helped me put the tree up today and I loved every minute of it!

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  12. That does sound like pretty perfect timing with the running and the Chinese takeout. :) Your holiday shopping night looked fun. Can't go wrong with free food and wine. ;)

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  13. That shopping event sounds so festive and wonderful. My shopping is coming along pretty well. The kids are pretty much done. My mom is impossible so there's that...

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  14. What a fun holiday gift to receive :)

    The shopping event sounds like a lot of fun as well. Great week!

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  15. I love my Mizunos! My holiday shopping is still at a trickle pace. I usually end up with a last-minute flurry!

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  16. Sounds like a fun week! I really love my Mizunos too! :)

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  17. Sounds like a great week! The late night shoppers event is a great idea and sounds like a lot of fun.

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  18. The Late Night Shopping event looks like fun!
    I really like the Wave Riders as well! I also go for the "fun" colors but you're right that they do get dirty pretty fast.

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  19. Wow! I wish my town did a Late Night shoppers event! It looks really cool! Food and wine, yes please! I bet stores would get a lot more sales if they all gave away sips of wine!

    What part of the house does Scott decorate? Roger is in charge of all the lights, and he goes ALL OUT! We have so many lights outside!

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  20. I have been thinking about trying the Wave Rider 21's...they look great, hopefully more similar to the 19's (I didn't love the 20's as much). I have to do decorating in the sun room and oh yeah, get a tree!

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  21. New shoes is the best :)
    I hate when i get my shoes all dusty on the trail or when they mucky from rain lol I know I am supposed to use them but i still like them clean :)

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  22. I still haven't started with the holiday shopping but your post really wake me up that Christmas is just around the corner. It really seems like you're enjoying this period of the year, Lacey and Meranda!

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