Friday, December 24, 2010
Day 73 - santa claus is coming to town
The day started rain soaked and wind torn, but I got a 5 mile run in. I ran the same course as Day 4. Although I wasn't as sore or tired this time around, I definitely was more miserable. The temperature in Portland is a good 10-15 degrees warmer than Spokane, but the wind and rain was horrendous. I ran at near sprint pace for the last few minutes just to hurry up to get out of the cold.
After showering and getting ready for the day, Charlie and I were off to the first party of our three part Christmas. The Wilson family gets together at my Uncle Dave's house for lunch and poker. I am proud to say that Charlie and I walked away $35 ahead this year winning back to back rounds of poker. As Charlie proclaimed as he banged on the table after a winning hand, "2010 was his year!"
After the Wilson family festivities, we headed over the my Aunt and Uncle's house for the Muchow Christmas Eve dinner. We enjoyed a HUGE Italian feast, sang some Christmas carols (complete with maracas, tambourines and bells) and opened a few presents. Charlie and I were completely spoiled and are excited to make use of our new gifts. We head up to Gig Harbor in the morning to celebrate with the Hilens. Merry Christmas!