I’m officially on Christmas holidays, yay! The best thing about being a student is obviously the long hols (although I do have exams in January). I feel like I’m doing a lot at the moment, although not all of it blog worthy (or ‘healthy’ blog appropriate, my hangover last weekend was not pretty!) but I thought it would be fun to share a few of my December favourites with you…
Nike Lunarglide Flash – These reflective shoes look like normal Lunarglides in the daytime, but once night time hits, passing car lights, street lamps, and even the flash of a camera are enough to light up the shoe. These provide another piece of reflective gear to your running outfit, and ensure that you will be seen by oncoming cars and bikes in these dark winter mornings and nights.
Christmas Activities – We’ve been ice-skating, on a Christmas lights bike ride tour (more to come on that) and made Christmas wreaths already, and this week has included a lot of Christmas parties. I love Christmas! I’m excited to be spending Christmas day this year with a lot of my family, including a few that have flown over from New Zealand! I think there will be 18 of us together for lunch- that’s going to be one huge turkey. I’m in charge of canapés, please let me know if you have any amazing canapé recommendations!
My Uni Friends – I’ve made a lovely little group of friends at Uni, there are a core four, then an extended group. We went for a pre-Christmas lunch yesterday and celebrated one of the girls birthdays. We may be Dietitians in training but of course we had chocolate cake!
Christmas themed workouts – My friend Cara and I took a Christmas Accelerate spin class at Core Collective (booked on ClassPass) in Kensington, complete with Elf instructor. It was a really tough class, both of us nearly fell off our bikes when instructed to crank up our resistance to 60! Yes we did wear red on purpose….
After class they were giving out vodka juices, champagne ice lollies, beers, and food as well as pumping out the Christmas music.
Instagram – This month, as part of an article I’ve been writing about trying to stop comparing myself to others, I did a bit of an Instagram cull of people I was following that actually just made me feel bad about myself. They weren’t inspiring me, they were actually doing the opposite. I removed them from my feed and replaced them with some awesome, badass runners like Fueled by Frosting, A Happy Pace, Running.Alexandra, and NYCRunningMama.
What are you loving this December? I am definitely NOT loving the madness of Christmas shopping and am so pleased to be almost finished, just Tom’s dad to buy for!