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Santa hits Vandenberg gym before big night

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Santa Claus runs off the calories of last year's Christmas night Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, here in order to successfully deliver all the gifts through chimneys this holiday. Mr. Claus believes in being physically fit in order to carry his bag full of gifts around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephanie Longoria)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Santa Claus runs off the calories of last year's Christmas night Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, here in order to successfully deliver all the gifts through chimneys this holiday. Mr. Claus believes in being physically fit in order to carry his bag full of gifts around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephanie Longoria)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- In preparation for a long Christmas night delivering presents and eating cookies, Santa Claus hits the gym Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, here. Mr. Claus will make is his annual excursion around the world and visit the homes of those on the "nice" list. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kerelin Molina)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- In preparation for a long Christmas night delivering presents and eating cookies, Santa Claus hits the gym Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, here. Mr. Claus will make is his annual excursion around the world and visit the homes of those on the "nice" list. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kerelin Molina)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --Taking a break from wrapping gifts, Santa Claus plays a short game of volleyball Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, here in preparation for a long Christmas night. Besides reindeer games, Mr. Claus plays other sports in order to stay fit enough to carry billions of gifts around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kerelin Molina)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --Taking a break from wrapping gifts, Santa Claus plays a short game of volleyball Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, here in preparation for a long Christmas night. Besides reindeer games, Mr. Claus plays other sports in order to stay fit enough to carry billions of gifts around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kerelin Molina)