All I got was A LUMP OF COAL!

So this past week, I’ve been a traveling diva… starting last Wednesday, I got a long delay at the Birmingham, AL airport – after a 2 1/2 hour drive to the airport. I walked around for a while and then sat at the bar because that’s what you do when you have a delay. It was raining when I got to Philadelphia and for some reason, I couldn’t find Dustin in the big, red jeep. That made for some tempers – if you e ver fly into F and it’s your first time, they can pick you up by going through the departures… just saying! You don’t have to cross the crosswalk that I had no clue existed. So we drove to Dustin’s parents house that night – of course the pups couldn’t all get along. Apollo has to keep separated from his son, Diezel. So we were in PA for a couple days before heading over to the Ohio countryside… Dustin had no clue what he was in for! lol. The city boy had a taste of the country – I had him in the barn with me Christmas night while I was getting my arm workout cleaning horse stalls… I don’t know what my Dad was thinking when he bought a poop pick that weighs about 12 pounds… nonetheless, I got my arms in that day! 

It was a great trip home and Dustin made sure I got a BIG LUMP OF COAL…. well, not really but it has pin-striping on it that kind of reflects like coal does. 

At first, I thought it was going to be a book of payment stubs for his new car… seeing an envelope from USAA… believe it or not, this took me a couple minutes and there was no phone a friend on Christmas Eve around midnight (we left for Ohio at 6a Christmas morning).

 The next box I opened was a gray cold weather gear from UnderArmour from ‘Dustin’ but he didn’t remember getting it for me… lol. So he went down to the tree for another box where after I solved my ‘words with friends’ puzzle and I found this…

 Then Dustin asked if I was ready for my BIG present and I said sure… when he brought it up, I was kind of really speechless and my mouth dropped open because I could not believe what I saw! He got me a Villy’s Custom and she is flashy!! He made a couple tweaks to the original bike – like changing out the cup holder that now has the glittery, black pin-striping on it! I even have a PINK CHAIN! I think I am still in shock because I was NOT expecting this… I figured a new pair of Newton’s or something tri related… not fun related!

Photo Credit: Villy’s Customs

So I must have been an extremely good girl this year! 😉 I did receive some BLACK & PURPLE ZEBRA UA cold weather gear and some other cold weather stuff (it’s colder here than where I was!)… I think we could call my Christmas theme this year FLASH! For the most part though, I got business clothes that will be put to good use hopefully in the near future as I begin looking towards a new chapter in my life!  My Villy’s will head to Atlantic City where I will be finding a really good lock for her and using her for a lot of our ‘travels.’ The house is really only a block and a couple houses from the boardwalk and the beach. 

After driving through snow, rain, and me ‘breaking’ Dustin’s new car, we went to Atlantic City so I could see the new place. Location is great and we took a run Wednesday on the boardwalk before I had to head back to the airport – it was a pretty good one (although, I think Dustin’s concerned with me having a 1/2 in January) … We got to see lots of people having fun and giving us looks like are they crazy?! We did see 3 other runners our there, older men and we exchanged happy new years…. all in all I can see it being a great running spot for me & with all the people, great motivation!

What were some of your lumps of coal for Christmas?! I’m curious!! 🙂 I hope your holiday’s with loved one’s were as special for you as they were for Dustin and myself!