Hey guys! We are in the middle of an ice storm here in the DFW area, so I’ve been cooped up inside all day. I can’t wait for all this ice to go away, so that we can get out. In Texas, an ice storm is considered a big deal, and a lot of area businesses and schools close. To all of you that had planned to run the Dallas Marathon and Half-Marathon this weekend, I feel for you. I know that it has to be incredibly disappointing to not be able to run the race this Sunday.
A picture of the ice on the street outside our apartment.
You can’t tell from the picture, but that ice is at least 2.5 inches thick.
I thought I’d give an update as to what I’ve been up to lately, besides hibernating in my apartment.
After a few weeks off from running, I’m happy to say that my foot is feeling much better. I have gone for two short runs recently and felt pretty good. The nice warmer weather we had on those days didn’t hurt a bit. The day before the freezing rain started, I was enjoying a run with temps in the upper 70′s. Crazy!
Last weekend, my parents came up to see us. We decided to go the Home for the Holidays event going on in downtown McKinney. I’ve written about it before when it was known as the Dickens of a Christmas.
Downtown McKinney is one THE best downtown areas I’ve ever been to. Some recent renovations have added new shops and restaurants to the already great downtown. If you are ever in the area, be sure to stop by.
A new addition to the downtown area is My Favorite Room, which was formerly in downtown Plano. This shop can also be called my favorite store in downtown McKinney! This store has beautifully displayed furniture and home accessories. This shop is a retail addition to their design business, KBM Designs.
From their blog: “We love to make old pieces new again! We specialize in unique character furniture, bedding, and home accessories”.
Reindeer: Dasher and Donner
Just kidding, I have no idea what their names were.
There was also a small petting zoo for the kiddos. How cute is this miniature donkey?
This year, they had one of the prettiest, well-kept horse carousels I’ve ever seen.
What are your weekend plans?
Have you been to any Christmas events so far this year?