Jingle Jog

Last weekend, I ran the Jingle Jog 5K. This was an exciting event because Amber, Michelle and I were all participating.

I ran this 5km race at Michelle’s pace, who did very well.

Here’s a map of the route, along with elevation, my heart rate and speed graphs.

According to the official results, my chip time was 39:40 and gun time was 43:44. I finished 1,440th out 2,133 participants, 576th out of 758 men and 70th out of 92 among men aged 40-44.

More importantly, Michelle finished in 39:40 which was faster than she had been running with me before the race. She was 1,438th among all (2,133) participants, 867th among 1,375 women/girls and 50th among 81 girls aged 0-9.

It seems like more women run than men. There were a few more women than men in the Gobble Jog and in the Jingle Jog, women outnumbered men almost 2:1.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

I am off to New York City for some R&R. So an early Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from me!

Once I am back, I have some interesting blogging material planned. At least it is very interesting to me.

Christmas Photos

Some photographs from Christmas lights and events around Georgia.

In keeping with the title of the blog, here are some photographs from last Christmas.

Let’s start with Atlanta: Midtown (Atlantic Station) and Buckhead (Pink Pig train at Lenox).

Atlantic Station train
Atlantic Station Christmas tree
Lenox Pink Pig ride
 

And some photos from the Lake Lanier Islands Magical Nights of Lights.

Nativity play
 

The day we went to Stone Mountain, the weather wasn’t very nice. Their laser light show could not be seen because of fog.

Stone Mountain 1
Stone Mountain 2
 

The Christmas lights at Callaway Gardens.

 

Lake Lanier Islands Lights

As is usual, I am finally posting some photographs from the Christmas holidays now.

Lake Lanier Islands Resort has magical night of lights after Thanksgiving through the end of the year. Here are some photographs from there in December 2007.

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We have been to the Georgia Aquarium quite a few times.

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Jelly fish
 

Here are some from the Centennial Olympic Park.

Statue
Us in front of Christmas tree
View of downtown
View of downtown
View of downtown
At park
 

Christmas

Since the Kid is three now, she’s enjoying Christmas and so are we. Merry Christmas, everyone!

It’s Christmas Eve.

We have had Christmas lights outside our home since December 4. Michelle had demanded lights as she saw them in the neighborhood. So I told her we would decorate for Hanukkah, and so we did on the first day of Hanukkah.

Michelle has also asked that she get candies from Santa Klaus on Christmas. Every day at her preschool, she stopped at the Christmas tree and spent some time looking at all the decorations.

In short, this is our first fun Christmas, despite the long discussion the lady who cut my hair had with me a couple of weeks ago in favor of Merry Christmas and against Happy Holidays. Personally, I prefer Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas, everyone.

This year we are celebrating Christmas in Las Vegas, which seems like a better option than being alone in Pretoria on Christmas a decade ago. We are going to Red Rock Canyon today.