donderdag 24 november 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving, Americans!  (And happy almost-Friday to everyone else.)

2016 has been an… interesting year.  But I’m sure we can all find things to be thankful for this year.

I’m thankful for my family.  The more I talk to people, the more I realize just how lucky I am to have family who I actually like spending time with and who seem to like spending time with me.  And this year, I got a new family member with the birth of my niece.  That makes 2016 one of the best years ever.

I’m thankful for my friends.  I have some of the most awesome friends.  This year, I haven’t had as much time as I would have liked to spend with my friends, but that’s definitely changing in 2017, and I’m looking forward to the trips and events we already have planned.

I’m thankful for my health and my ability to run and bike and swim and complete ridiculous athletic adventures.  I’m not sure what drove me to start these challenges – anyone who knew me in my teens and early 20’s is probably completely confused as to how I turned into this person.  But I’m glad I did and I’m glad I can continue.

I’m thankful for my job.  It might not be perfect all the time and who knows what the new administration will bring, but it’s a pretty great job with a solid paycheck that allows me to have my house, my pets, and pay for these ridiculous adventures.

Oh, I’m thankful for my cats too, except this morning, when I could have slept in but someone decided he needed breakfast at 6am.  Furry little jerks.

 

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woensdag 23 november 2016

Wednesday Workout Recap

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I have to admit, today doesn’t feel like a Wednesday.  It’s my last day in the office for the week, so in my brain it’s Thursday or Friday.

On to last week’s fitness activities:

Monday – Rest day

Tuesday – Swimming!  I was exhausted, so this could have been better, but I showed up.

Wednesday – Biked.  Supposed to also lift weights, could not convince myself to do so.

Thursday – Biked again because I knew Friday wasn’t going to happen.

Friday – Went to the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler kickoff.  Always a fun time, though I was bummed to not win an lottery exemption Going to have to volunteer this year so I don’t have to stress about the lottery next year.

Saturday – Biked for an hour and got a TON of stuff done at home.

Sunday – So much housework, plus a 6 mile treadmill run.

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dinsdag 22 november 2016

Things are Busy

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Over the weekend, I took a look at my calendar and realized just how crazy the rest of the year is going to be.

This week is Thanksgiving and then on Sunday, I’m running Space Coast.  That’s followed by an epic Disney trip that culminates in a short holiday cruise.  I have been looking forward to this for months and will absolutely be taking a ton of pictures.

The weekend after I get back is choir hell week, followed by a weekend of three concerts.  It’s always a lot of work, but I’m so glad I do it, and if you’re a DC local, consider coming out to hear us (the Cathedral Choral Society) at one of our concerts.

The weekend after that should be calm, and I’m looking forward to brunch with some of my local Coeur teammates.  Apparently we’re pairing that with a workout, which is slightly terrifying, but it still should be fun.

The weekend after that is Christmas.

The weekend after that is New Year’s.  And then it’s 2017.  I’m still not sure what 2017 holds.  I’ve decided that it doesn’t hold a 70.3 this year due to some scheduling issues, but that’s okay.  I think I want to try to bust out some awesome olympic distance races and hopefully volunteer at a bunch of events as well.

 

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