Vince and I went to Florida to spend Christmas with my parents. The weather was perfect around 85 the entire time we were there. Vince got to experience a Polish holiday for the first time, i guess we drink Vodka with breakfast on X-mas morning (somehow i never knew this). Vince was a good sport and somehow downed 2 shots of Belvedere at 9 am. As for me "no thank you" i might be Polish but i definitely can't drink like they do. I guess I should explain what we have for breakfast on Christmas morning which is a lot of cured meats like sausage and ham with breads, horseradish and this special vegetable salad. I don't want anyone to think that we're drinking Vodka with a regular breakfast food like eggs and bacon which would be pretty gross.
After breakfast we headed off to St. Pete Beach. It was absolutely beautiful, the only mistake we made was that we didn't bring our bathing suits cause it was so hot and people were actually swimming. Still there's nothing better then spending Christmas day on the beach. We had the best time walking and collecting shells. As we were walking on the beach a man asked if we wanted him to take a picture of both of us and of course i said yes. As we were talking we found out that he grew up in Akron and lived about a mile from where we live. Pretty freaky, he could have been from anywhere in the world and he was from good old Akron.
Vince was only in Florida for a couple days and after he left on Friday morning I got to go running. It was the first time since I ran the Nike Half Marathon in San Francisco in October. I ran 3 miles in about 82 degree weather, it was great i felt really good, the entire time I though I would have to walk but somehow talked myself into running the entire 3 miles without stopping. It was so great that I ran the same route the next morning. Of course since I've been back in Ohio I haven't ran once and I'm actually sick and can barely breath through my nose. I have to get my butt in gear cause my next half marathon is exactly 2 months away (Princess Half in Disney). Not very much time to get ready!
The last thing i got to do while in Florida was to go to a 70th Birthday party for my friend Khim's mom (who by the way looks fantastic). It was at an authentic Chinese restaurant in Tampa and the food was fabulous, the fried red snapper was my favorite. And the Chinese birthday cake was to die for, very light and fluffy with fruit and every light whip cream like frosting. Yum-O!