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Holiday Break in Photos!


Hey friends! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and holiday season! I took a much needed break over the holidays to be with family and friends and just RELAX, which was great! I’m sure most of you are sick to death of all the holiday recaps, so I’ll just show a few photos from the last week or so to catch you up…



 my annual Christmas morning run:) it’s one of my personal favourite Christmas traditions, and the perfect start to my Christmas morning, even if it did rain the whole time ;)



my contribution to the Christmas Day desserts: vegan salted caramel torte! It was a hit!



I think my brother was trying to take a photo of my aunt and uncle but clearly I had to go and ruin it. They flew back to New York a few days ago and I miss them already!



an evening spent in the recording studio





lots of lovely muddy runs! my poor Kinvaras before and after my run; they’ve been in the washing machine three times this week! good thing I love the mud…I’m definitely a cross country runner at heart:)



lots and lots of games played with the family. this where I got my competitive spirit from. I am the worst at Pictionary (I can’t draw to save my life!), but I am reigning champion at Articulate and Killer Scrabble. What a cool kid I am.



London’s New Years fireworks were beyond amazing this year!! I love this city so much, and I’ll be sad to leave it this year!



Happy New Years hangover! Except I added in a Step 2.5 which involved a team training session. That was interesting, but thankfully Coach made it slightly easier than usual to let us those of us who are older off the hook a bit ;)



watching lots and LOTS of Grey’s Anatomy on my new laptop. I am beyond addicted. It’s ridiculous how many episodes I have watched recently.



on of my goals for 2013. only I’m not just aiming to crush just ONE personal best…I will crush ALL of them this year.


What was the highlight of your 2012? The Olympics, without a doubt. The atmosphere here in London was just incredible, and I got to see the athletics and both the marathon events. I’ll never forget it. Turning 18 also has been so fun, and I’ve had the best time being able to go out! Balancing that with my running has taken a little adjustment, but I’ve switched my weekly rest days to either Saturdays or Sundays which means I can go out on Friday/Saturday nights and not worry about it :)


Did you make any goals or resolutions for 2013? What are you most looking forward to this year? I am looking forward to working out where I’m going for university (I may be heading across the Atlantic…) and definitely to my music tour in Italy this summer! I’ve been to Venice briefly before on a previous tour but never to anywhere else in Italy, so I’m really looking forward to it! And I’m excited for what will hopefully be a great year of running!

18 Responses to Holiday Break in Photos!

  1. AWe it looks like such a good Christmas for you (and that cake?). Anyways-running on Christmas with my family is one of my favorite traditions too!
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  2. That vegan salted caramel torte looks amazing!! And I am terrible at Pictionary as well, but I absolutely love Scrabble:) I am glad you had a great Christmas, and I wish you the best of luck with 2013! You are so lucky to be going to Italy; I have always wanted to go there someday–when I can afford it;)

  3. That hangover guide is hilarious and oh so true! I’m interested to hear where you end up for university! Can’t go wrong with New England, if that’s where you’re thinking of.

  4. That torte looks delicious.
    You have a lot to look forward to this year :)
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  5. Glad your holidays were nice Emma! Those fireworks look amazing! And I love the new years day hangover questionnaire! LOL
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  6. Looks like you had a lovely holiday! And that salted caramel torte?! Recipe, please! :)

    Good luck with your New Year’s resolutions. I have quite a few myself, but my two favorites are reading more books (and spending a little less time on Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and spending more time with friends (I tend to get so focused on school sometimes that I forget that it’s okay to take a break and have fun).

    Can’t wait to hear where you’re planning to go for college!
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    • Thanks Paige, and I hope you had a great one too!! Recipe coming soon:)

      Those are great resolutions!! I used to read so much, but Facebook and Twitter have definitely cut into that! I might join you with that one!

      It will all be revealed soon enough ;)

      Have a great weekend! <3

  7. The olympics were awesome, definitely one of my 2012 highlights, along with doing my first marathon! I have quite a few goals for 2013, running wise I want to get a sub 25 min 5k and sub 2 hour half. Me + my brother have a tradition of Christmas day run’s too, I love it, it’s so quiet and peaceful about!
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  8. Looks like a great holiday season! The hangover steps cracked me up.
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  9. Looks like a great holiday!! I love the guide to a hangover…it’s so accurate haha. I must try that vegan salted caramel tort! Did you make it yourself? If so, please share recipe :)

    Happy New Year!
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  10. Across The Pond for university – that’s awesome! Sounds like your 2013 is going to be a blast!

    I spent most of my Christmas and New Year playing board games, so it’s totally cool (though mine tend to have odd names like Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards – seriously, it’s a real thing :P)

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  11. That cake looks delicious! And I also didn’t know that you could put your running shoes in the washing machine? I usually whipe mine clean by hand!

    • Thanks!! Yeah I’m currently doing a lot of muddy trail runs, so they usually go in the washing machine at least three times a week! I’ve always done it and as yet (touchwood!) I’ve never had a problem :)

  12. Chocolately torte….YUMOLICIOUS <—-yes, that is a word.
    So glad you had a good holiday
    The best part of 2012 for me was finally running double digits (!!)
    New Years Resolution I've made is to watch more Ellen and make more food (and run more, of course!)
    And maybe even graduate :)
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    • Haha OF COURSE yumolicious is a word!! :P Thanks, I hope you had a great holiday too! And CONGRATS on your first double digit run, that’s awesome!! Haha I think I’ll join you on your reolutions…watching more Ellen is high on my priorities ;) Good luck with hopefully graduating this year! <3

  13. Love the pictures! I had to comment on this one because Grey’s anatomy is the GREATEST thing in the entire world.
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