A Day in the Life of the Freds — Our Christmas Trees

So now that Thanksgiving is over and we are headed full-steam ahead to Christmas and Karen and I are in taper mode what better time than now to get a Christmas tree for the house.  We set out one afternoon and came back with two.  They are named Fred and Fred Senior courtesy of Chico and Karen

So we cut Fred(s) down, put Fred(s) in tree stands and then decorated the Fred(s).  Chico did his all on his own and well….it looks great.  Happy Holidays Everybody.

Training – Today was a 30 minute run that included 4 x :90 pick-ups with 3 minute recovery.  I started at a 9:40/mile pace for the first 12 minutes then the first pick-up was at 6:30/mile and so was the second.  Recovery was back to 9:40/mile (almost felt like I was walking after the pick-up.)  I then quickly realized that this is taper mode and not all out mode so slow it down.  Next two pick-ups were at 7:30/mile (slower but still faster than the marathon pace needed for 3:29 — I CLEARLY DON’T KNOW HOW TO TAPER)  Finished up with a 3 minute run at 9:40/mile pace followed by an 3 minute walk at 18:00/mile.  Done for the day.
Giveaway – Don’t forget that I am running a giveaway for The Distance:  A Triathlete’s JourneyEntry rules are on the right hand side toolbar.

I will also be conducting a giveaway after the marathon on Monday December 6th of The Long Run by Matt Long and Charles Butler along with 17 Hours To Glory.  Both great books and I will have rules for that giveaway on Monday and it will be a pay it forward type of giveaway.

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  1. Emz says:

    Why Fred? I love it so randomly fabulous. And Emz approved.

  2. Jason says:

    Karen and I have asked him multiple times why Fred….and his response has been because, that's what I liked. Karen jumped on the bandwagon and named the big one Fred Senior.

    Love my family.

  3. Aimee says:

    I love the two Freds! Awesome! And, how cute is the picture of your little guy decorating it!!

  4. Jen says:

    Looooove the Freds! They are great!

  5. lindsay says:

    LOL. who names their christmas tree? so random, but fun :) and two trees! that's awesome.

  6. Jason says:

    Chico has gone on to rename my Xterra the Red/Yellow Machine. Mind you the Xterra is GREEN. Not a spec of yellow or red, but that is the new name. That was after he re-named it The Lean Mean Green Machine.

    Kids got an imagination for the ages.

  7. Jon says:

    Sounds like you are ready to rock this marathon!!!

  8. Robin says:

    LOL, I love Chico's naming of things. Mackenzie at about that age named Wayne's truck the "big blue truck" except he couldn't always say it so well so it sounded like the "boo boo truck" and that's what we called it for years.

    Can't wait to hear your marathon experience, and you just reminded me, we need to get our Christmas tree up!

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