I have been so busy- this past weekend alone I worked 22 hours! All total from last Sunday to this past Sunday, I worked 78 hours between both jobs. I am exhausted; but I am not complaining, I swear! I chose this and it is paying off, literally, to have both jobs right now. The only real bummer is that I missed my 8 mile run this weekend. My training has taken a huge hit but I still feel confident that I will be ready for Philly in three weeks. Mostly because my goal is simply to finish- I just want to get to the start line and then the finish line…uninjured!
So I am tired, and behind on my reader, and I haven’t run AND I am only half packed for my trip…but thankfully, I have so much to look forward to this month 🙂
-Tomorrow, I leave for Colorado 🙂 I am so excited! I have never been to Colorado but have always wanted to go. Candace is an old teammate of mine that I met the first year I was in TT. She moved out there after going through some hard times and has been living the dream ever since. She and I have been planning this trip for over 6 months! We have a lot of fun stuff planned- touristy things, bike rides, wine tasting, running…but most of all relaxation!!!
-I get back from Colorado on Saturday and then the following Friday I am off again. This time to North Carolina; I will be cheering on my friend Kate at the Beach to Battleship Ironman. It is her first and I am road tripping with my friend Victoria to watch her complete her dream! It will be a crazy weekend, but I am excited.
-Philly half is only 3 weeks away (whhhhaaaaattt??) and even though my training hasn’t been where I have wanted it exactly, I still feel good about the race. My last half marathon was back in February- I have been through so much since then- just finishing is going to be a huge accomplishment. I am trying my hardest not to put any “goal” pressure on myself outside of simply finishing healthy!
-November means Thanksgiving…and Thanksgiving means Black Friday. Black Friday is a day sport that my mom and I take very seriously. Don’t mess with us, because we are professionals. We start out at 11pm on Thanksgiving and shop all through the night. We usually end up eating breakfast and calling it a day by 8am on Friday! Typically, I begin my Christmas shopping in October. Not kidding. By Black Friday, I am usually just grabbing odds and ends. However, I have a feeling that this year I will be doing most of my shopping that day! Between CO, NC, training and two jobs, I have no idea when I will get my shopping done if I don’t do it then!
What is on your horizon?
By the way…did ya know, Christmas is only 52 days away? (GASP) Better start making your lists!!