Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Art of Friendship

So this post *is* (kinda) about running, just maybe not what you'd usually expect to see here...only because running has played such a large role in my life and I've gotten to know so many wonderful people through the sport!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Quickie update

So much for New Year's resolutions, huh?!

Approaching the halfway point through 2017, and here's what I've been up to so far:
- The Canadian and I bought a house
- Trip to Indianapolis for my bachelorette party
- Mannie was diagnosed as a diabetic (after getting really sick really fast and was in the kitty ICU for almost a week)
- WE GOT MARRIED in March!
- We had to say goodbye to Mannie a little over a week after the wedding
- Harold (my first car, a trusty 2004 Civic) overheated and died on a weekend trip to Phoenix, creating the need to buy a(n unplanned) new car less than 48 hours after his untimely demise :(
- Trip to Vegas for the seester's wedding
- I struggled through the remainder of my marathon training and finished the Fargo Marathon in a little over 3:34
- Trip to Boston for a good friend from high school's wedding!

WHAT IS GOING ON. (Too much, that is the correct answer.)

Running hasn't been great since pretty much after LA last February. I started working with Nichole again after a very disappointing Tucson Half back in December, but came down (hard!) with the flu in late January/early February, killing my Casa Grande half and Phoenix full plans.

I'm hoping to get a few race recaps up soon (let's see, 2016 Boston, Saguaro Park 5K, Phoenix 3TV half marathon, Tucson half marathon, Rock n Roll PHX 5K, 17/26.2 miles of the Phoenix Marathon, a couple of local/Phoenix 5K's, and then Fargo...phew!) and a big wedding post :)

For now, though, we're trying to get the house in shape (and get the solar system sorted out, figure out what's going on with the irrigation system, keep hacking at the jungle/bushes, keep the birds out of the porch, finishing painting the house inside, schedule an estimate for exterior house repairs and painting, schedule an estimate to get a tree taken out, etc...) and I'm trying to get back into shape via anything but running. It just feels like I can't catch a break (like, things calmed down with the wedding and Mannie, then the car blew up; we finally felt like we were getting a handle on the house, then the solar and irrigation acted up) and sometimes I'm very tired (emotionally more than anything else) and just feel so frustrated. I've started doing yoga ~2x a week, but as soon as I come home, any peaceful vibes I had going just *poof*.

So yeah.

It's been crazy and busy and I've cried a lot, but hopefully things are looking up soon!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Cheers to 2017!

The Canadian and I rang in the New Year up in Phoenix last night by starting with a football game, heading to a casino, and ending the night at Denny's with some chicken and waffles (as you are wont to do when you're slightly intoxicated, have finally changed into clothes that allow you to sit comfortably, and are STARVING).

Although OSU royally pooped themselves against Clemson, I think that our New Year's was a success! I'm too old to try and keep up with making resolutions and then keeping track of how I do with them, so let me just tell you what we've got going on in 2017:
- MAWAGE! The Canadian and I are getting hitched in March...
- ...but first, we're buying a house!
- Oh, and the seester is following suite and tying the knot in the spring!
- And then we're going to Canada for our honeymoon...
- ...but don't want to travel too much since we'll be going to Japan and South Korea in the fall!
- And somewhere in there, I'm going to run two marathons...HA :D


Bag is too small to hide my face :(
OSU's halftime show

SO. THERE'S THAT. Happy New Year! It's going to be crazy/busy/exciting/awesome for us, and we hope it's the best yet for you!