And just like that, December is here! It feels weird to be closing in on the end of 2014. It’s been a long year with many life changes so I am more than ready for whatever 2015 has to offer…but at the same time it feels weird to close out such a massive year, to just be done with it. Of course, I’ll still be signing everything with “2014” well into March so I have plenty of time to adjust!
But before we give up on 2014 entirely let’s take a quick look at everything that has gone down in the past few weeks! Once again life got busy and I abandoned the blog. Partly because I updated WordPress then had no patience to deal with angry internet fairies and partly because I have been so incredibly unmotivated when it comes to writing, even about exciting things. So, this is what’s been up in my life lately…
…I am officially a runner on the Runners Roost Mountain/Ultra Trail team**, which means I’ll definitely be running ultras next year!
…speaking of ultras, my 2015 “race schedule” is outlined, with one extra long “goal race”! [hint: check out the side bar!]
…I’m still trying really hard to be a financially responsible adult, which kind of sucks.
…because of this new “omg, must stop spending” mindset I decided to cancel my Thanksgiving Natl Park Preview trip. Boo.
…but my trip to Oregon was amazing! The long recap goes up later this week but for now…Multnomah Falls was stunning!
…blaming Erin for my latest Taylor Swift obsession. I want to hate her for monopolizing my brain, but instead I bought her CD. Oops.
…being sick sucks, a lot. I’ve had a head cold for two weeks and the stomach flu showed up for 24 hours last week, just because. Ick.
…on the plus side, I just might be able to puke mid-race on the side of the trail without hysterically breaking down. #practicemakesperfect
…my legs are ready to run again and my brain is literally craving the structure of some sort of schedule!
…I even managed to ENJOY a bout of treadmill running – on the AlterG Treadmill! A crazy cool experience that worked my legs, not lungs!
…for months Paige at Your Trainer Paige has been my strength training inspiration so yesterday I officially bought into the YTP Boot Camp!
…coming to some interesting conclusions when really thinking about the “who am I?” question. So far I’m not disappointed.
…missing friends. A lot. We’re not far apart, our lives are just insanely busy. [note to self: make time for those that matter the most]
…excited for snow! I haven’t even looked at my snowboard yet this season, this NEEDS to change, soon!
…still pretending baselayers/compression tights = leggings = pants. My Zensah compression tights totally count as “business casual”, right?!
…on the hunt for the perfect holiday sweater for upcoming Ugly Sweater Parties! [and the final touches for a NYE costume party!]
…canceled Netflix in the name of “forced productivity”, we’ll know on Dec 22nd when it shuts down how long I’ll last.
Maybe my life isn’t all that exciting but these little “currently” lists are a lot of fun to write. They give me a chance to just sit down and think about what has happened, what is happening and how I feel about all of it. Brings out the therapeutic part of writing…
**After two years of running with Boulder Running Company I’m changing things up. I had a fantastic time with BRC and they helped me grow as a runner but with my move to Fort Collins I am well over an hour away from each group run and can no longer be a dedicated teammate so I’ve decided to make a change.