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Christmas is certainly on its way… Marc and I have been counting the days until the 24th of December (9 days!!), especially because we will be boarding a jet plane and heading to Phoenix, Arizona, where my father lives, for two weeks of vacation. We are both looking forward to this trip with fervent anticipation. The idea of living in "the desert" with blue skis and 25°C weather is just too much to handle. We are both preparing ourselves for lots of running, mt. biking, hiking, rock climbing, and of course some relaxing on the side. My mouth is already watering for delicious Mexican food, and I may even treat myself to a Margarita as well. Our plans also include going to the Grand Canyon and to hike down and up in one day. We will even have to bring a hat and gloves for this occasion, the Grand Canyon may have snow at this time of the year. Should be exciting! We will certainly keep in touch!
The month of December has been somewhat uneventful. I have been able to train well since the beginning of November and am already getting excited about next years season. Marc has had his hands full with school, but still manages to get a decent amount of training in, although he is certainly used to more. In the beginning of December Marc developed shin splints from running on pavement to school and back. He has had to find alternative ways to train for the last two weeks, but is doing a good job. Classic skiing seems to be the best form of training that doesn't bother his shin. Of course in Bern there isn't enough snow to ski to school, so Marc pulled out his roller skis! This has been an adventure in its self, sometimes icy conditions makes his way to school somewhat dangerous, but he assures me he can handle it :-)
In the next few days we will have Christmas with Marc's family, as well as with my mom. Wrapping presents, Christmas cookies and Christmas decorations have put me into a jolly mood!
We would like to wish all of our reader a very wonderful holiday season!