Graphic T-Shirt Friday!
It’s that time of year when i start getting really really homesick so this seems appropriate for today! Home DOES mean Nevada–even though, truthfully, I only lived there “full-time” for three and a half years and I’ve lived in Virginia longer than that! But if home is where the heart is, then Nevada wins.
Unfortunately for me, I am not getting my Nevada fix this year: because I have my big trip to Zimbabwe (maybe? There’s a not-a-coup coup happening so who knows!), I cannot afford the vacation time or money to fly home this year. It will be my first year ever not celebrating Christmas with my family and I’m sad, not going to lie. However, I am sure it will still be a nice cozy time here!
In other news, I am getting back into shape and it’s sort of pathetic how happy this makes me. I had a really good couple of weeks of running and then for some reason my motivation got OVER-excited and I went to a 6:30am spin class yesterday morning. I’m not sure that I need to make that one a regular habit but it did feel good!
Being the overachiever that I am, I asked @mrcarlosbc if he wanted to run with me again last night! I think I said this last week but…he’s so fast. I just could tell that I was barely hanging with his easy pace. BUT, I selfishly used him to push me into some faster miles. Admittedly, we were going downhill at the time but hey, my legs still work!
I realized that I have run ZERO running races this year. I did a sprint tri and an aquabike over the summer and that was it. Who am I? So next week’s turkey trot will be my first race of 2017. The last time I ran it, in 2015, I did it in 22:01. No pressure.
But it’ll still be nice to have at least one old-fashioned road race to my name this year. Next year, I’ll be back for more!