# 52 – Running into the new year

Well hello there! Yes, I am still alive and still blogging… I just had so much fun on holiday with my family that I didn’t go anywhere near a computer except to pay bills 😮

So, I’m now finally back in Dubai, back at work and trying to get back to blogging – I’ve got quite a bit of catching up to do so please bear with me until I’m up to date…

What do you have to look forward to until I’m up to date?

  • Finishing off my 52 new things from 2015 – this post 🙂
  • Starting the 2016 version of 52 new things… I’m already 1 week behind, and it doesn’t look good for me getting week 2 out on time 😦
  • An overview of my fantastic holiday back home…. first Christmas with the family in SEVEN years!
  • I’ll be updating my ‘About me’ page with some exciting info and links – stay tuned!

Ok, so now that that’s out the way… the most important part of this particular post is Week 52 – Boxing day run with mom

Of course when I went on holiday I packed running shoes and clothes and fully intended on getting some training in… and I managed to stick to that, even though it was only 3 very short runs!

The first of those runs was a Boxing Day run with my mom – I’ve never gone out at 7:30am on Boxing Day for a run, and I’ve never gone on a run with my mom… so it was a big win-win 🙂

I do a lot more running than my mom so we’re not on the same level, but we decided it would be fun to try this together anyway.

We headed out nice and early – Christmas day was an early-ish finish so getting up early wasn’t too much of a problem. We ran for quite a long time together until eventually my mom told me to go on ahead without her. I decided to do a slightly longer route than she had planned, and on my way back I had this competitive voice in my head telling me that I had to catch her… unfortunately I only managed to see her as she was turning the last corner back at home and I still had to run along that bit of road to the end.

(However, in the next 2 runs that we did I managed to catch up to her both times 🙂 )

I hope everyone had a wonderful festive season and that 2016 has started out on a good foot for you!

I’m looking forward to what 2016 has to bring!

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