We are heading north for Christmas to spend time with family and celebrate the birth of Jesus. Along with this vacation I will have a lot of time to run and hike. There are a large number of trails close to the places we will be staying, including the Laurel Highlands Trail (home of the Laurel Highlands Ultra) and the Massanutten Mountain Trail (home of the Massanutten Mountain 100). The weather is looking ok, it is going to be cold and wet with a little snow, but not enough to hinder running. I should be a great time.