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Running through Christmas

Secret SantaChristmas seemed to come and go so fast last month and I completely forgot to post about some great running gifts I received. It all started with the Daily Mile Secret Santa when I received a very cool and reversible New Balance skull cap.

It turns out that Daily Mile co-founder Kelly Korevec drew my name. I put my new cap to use the very next day and have already worn it several times.

On Christmas morning I posted a fuzzy photo to Twitter with a pile of my running-related gifts.

Pictured below are Swiftwick arm sleeves, Brooks shorts, Brooks Nightlift Arm/Leg Bands and Brooks gloves from my mom; and a Brooks Nightlife Infiniti jacket from my mother-in-law:

Christmas 2011

In addition to some great family time and my son being disappointed that Santa was not sitting in the living room that morning, Christmas was topped off with a nice, quiet 4-mile run. I believe that Christmas Day is the perfect day to run -- it's a great gift to give myself a simple run with no pressure on time, distance or pace.

Only 356 days until the next Christmas!