Weekly Update – 4/24/2017

This week was pretty uneventful.  Only got one workout in, but got a lot of other things done to prepare to move and get everything in order.

Monday

I had a terrible night’s sleep on Sunday night, so I skipped a workout on Monday and went to bed early.

Tuesday

On Tuesday, I hit the gym for 2 miles on the treadmill.

Wednesday

On Wednesday, we ran some errands after work.  We also had an electrician come to install a GFI outlet – something they found on our home inspection.  Our home was built before those were a requirement.

Thursday

We were going to miss my sister’s 15th birthday party on Saturday, so we stopped by on Thursday night to visit with her and wish her a happy birthday.

Friday – Saturday

We spent the weekend at a local golf resort.  Michael had a work event, and I got to tag along as his guest.  I got a free massage, and we spent some time on Saturday watching a tennis tournament.  It was a nice time!

Sunday

We came home on Sunday and got all the weekly chores done, and went to the UHaul store to get boxes to start packing up the house.  We have about a month until we move, and lots of packing to do! Since the buyers of our townhouse wanted to keep the washer and dryer (they are paying us some money), we picked out a new washer and dryer for the new house.

How was your week? Assuming you’ve moved before – what is the worst part of packing?

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Weekly Update – 1/30/2017

This week was a pretty good one.  I tried to make some time to de-stress and reduce my anxiety, as I’ve had a few anxiety attacks at work recently.  Working out consistently has been good, but I’m trying hard to find balance throughout everything in my life.

Monday

Michael came home around 2 am Monday morning.  I quietly snuck off to work, so I didn’t get to see him until I came home from work.  I skipped a workout so that we could catch up and spend some quality time together.

Tuesday

Hit the gym for 2 miles on the treadmill.  My plantar fasciitis said “hello” again after the workout.  Guess I need to get hardcore about PT again.

Wednesday

Yoga was so amazing and yet so hard.  We focused on hip openers and lengthening our hamstring and calves.  Ouch. But, totally needed it.

Thursday

Date night with my hubby. We went to Red Robin and had a nice evening.

Friday

We had Mexican food with my brother in law.  Always a favorite of mine!

Saturday

Since I had a 5k on Sunday, and they last second cancelled race day pickup, I had to drive to a neighboring city to pick up my race packet. Packet pickup went well, then we went to Whole Foods and had an omelet.

We came home, I got ready for the baby shower I was attending, and Michael went to hang out with his brother. The shower was for the wife of a childhood friend of mine.  She’s sweet and their baby boy is so loved already!

We spent the rest of the evening relaxing and watching COPS.

Sunday

Game Day 5k! Recap to come. After the race, I came home, got a shower, and ate the sub I had picked up on the way home.  Michael ended up working (an emergency came up), so I watched Finding Dory on Netflix (LOVED IT).  We had made a garlic parmesan chicken dish in the crock pot, so we had that as we watched the Super Bowl.

We went to bed early and missed all the excitement in the game, but I didn’t really care who won, so I wasn’t that upset 🙂

How was your weekend? Did you enjoy the Super Bowl?

Weekly Update – 1/9/2017

This was a pretty good week despite the leftover snow.  We made it to the gym a few times, listed the house, and had a showing!

Monday

We had abbreviated hours on Monday due to all the snow and the lack of clearing on the roads.  My husband and I worked from home for a little while before heading in.  It was a pretty relaxed day, as I don’t expect many people were deciding to go to the bank in all the snow.

After work, we just relaxed and took it easy.  The gym parking lot is notoriously bad after snow and they were closing early.

Tuesday

Our current house is on the market!  Hopefully it will sell quickly. Tuesday was a rough day at work.  After work, we hit up the gym and I did 2 miles on the treadmill.

Wednesday

On Wednesday, I went to yoga after work.  I know you aren’t necessary supposed to pay attention to the music in yoga, but the music was really great this class! I’m starting to really feel where I’m tight and feel a noticeable difference after class.

Thursday

Thursday night ended up being a night out with my dad, stepmom and sister.  Thursday was supposed to be date night for Michael and I, but sometimes you have to divert plans to spend time with family.

Friday

We went to get Mexican food on Friday night and it was yum!

Saturday

We got up Saturday morning and went to the gym.  We had a house showing, so it was a good way to spend the time we had to be out of the house.  Got in 3 miles on the treadmill. We got some grocery shopping done, as well as some chores around the house.

Sunday

On Sunday we tried out a new church.  We went to my in-law’s house for a late lunch afterward.  We came home and vegged out most of the evening.

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How was your week? Where is your favorite place to go eat with your family?

Weekly Update – 1/2/2017

Other than the snowstorm we got that kept us inside, this felt like a very good week.  Very productive in terms of the house and very good from a work/balance perspective.

Monday

Since we work at a bank, we also got Monday off as the observed day for New Years.  We got up, drank our coffee, then started tackling the house.  We plan on listing it on Friday, so we had a lot to clean up!  Here are a few things we did: mopped the kitchen and bathroom floors, dusted, cleaned all the baseboards, vacuumed, took down all the Christmas décor, took more stuff to storage, made a crockpot meal, 2 loads of laundry, etc.

I had no guilt about not making it to the gym.  That was some hard work and I was very sore the next day!

Tuesday

Tuesday was a really rough day back to work. After work, we hit up the gym.  I did a quick 2 miles on the treadmill.  Its hard not to be at the fitness level I used to be, but I know better than to push it.  Slow and steady!

Wednesday

I finally made it back to yoga and it felt so good.  Thankfully, Jaye did a more restorative class instead of her normal flow yoga class, so it was a bit easier to get back into it.

Thursday

On Thursday, the impending doom of snowmaggedon was apparent, so we did our grocery shopping to make sure we had enough essentials through the weekend.  We also got ingredients to make a pretty fantastic beef stew.

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Friday

After work, the realtor came over to get everything together to list the house! The market is starting to rebound, and she’s confident we can list it a little higher than we originally anticipated.

Saturday

On Saturday, the snow started falling before we woke up.  We were anticipating 8-12 inches, but knew the forcasters were probably a bit off.  They were. The heaviest snow was a little farther north.  We still got a good 6-8 inches though.  It was true blizzard conditions, and that wind was insane!

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We made the wonderful beef stew – I wish I had a picture of the finished product, but I have a few prep pics.  We watched a lot of Netflix, played on our devices, watched the snow fall, etc.

Sunday

The temperatures didn’t rise at all on Sunday.  It was another day inside the house.  Michael did go out and shovel a little bit and clear the cars.  We knew it was likely we’d have to go into work on Monday, so we wanted to be prepared.

Did you get any snow where you are? What is your favorite thing to do when you are stuck inside due to weather?

 

 

Weekly Update – 12/19/2016 and Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all had a great time with your family and friends.  It was a pretty busy week but a very good one!

Monday

Monday after work was my last push to finish all my Christmas shopping.  Got that done in record time!

Tuesday

Tuesday was pretty uneventful.  Michael and I started watching “White Christmas” on Netflix…and promptly fell asleep!

Wednesday

Wednesday was a busy day after work.  We had a party for Tech Services (my dept), then I went to an ornament exchange party at my mom’s house.  The party at work was nice – we had alcoholic beverages and Buffalo Wild Wings, so you can’t go wrong there.

The party at mom’s was fun, but I wasn’t really into being social.  Normally I stay after to help cleanup, but as soon as Dirty Santa was over, I left.

Thursday

Thursday was our big family dinner for my stepfamily.  About 30 of us squeeeeeze into my mom’s house. Here are a few pictures from the night.

Friday

Friday was our Christmas celebration with my dad and stepmom. They gave us some money toward furniture for our new house! We will definitely get some use out of that!

Saturday

On Saturday we had a pretty chill day, got some last minute grocery shopping done.  We went to church for Christmas eve service with my mom and stepdad.

Sunday

On Christmas morning, we slept in, had coffee and chocolate chip pancakes, and exchanged gifts.  Mom and Ken and my in-laws came over later in the day.

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I’m spoiled rotten.

 

Merry Christmas, ya’ll!

Weekly Update – 12/12/2016

Despite some work stress, this past week and weekend was a pretty good one.  We got to spend some great time with family, some great time together, and get a lot of fun (and practical) stuff done!

Monday

Monday was a pretty uneventful day.  I had hoped to get to the gym, but both Michael and I worked late.

Tuesday

On Tuesday, we went to my dad and stepmom’s house to make Christmas cookies!  It was a ton of fun!

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Wednesday

House progress as of Wednesday morning!

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Michael and I have committed to try to have more quality time together, so Wednesday night was that night this week.  We try to avoid distractions, no phones, no work, no TV…maybe some Christmas music.  Its a great time to spend time talking and connecting without the distractions of the world.  In a world that is so busy all the time, its really nice.

Thursday-Friday

Thursday was relatively uneventful.  On both Thursday and Friday, I ended up working late.  We tend to have a lot of “clean-up” type work that goes on in the month of December and due to some changes at work, a lot of that work falls on me.  I don’t mind working late on weeknights, but Friday nights are a little tough.

Saturday

On Saturday morning, we got some Christmas wrapping done, and made a game plan to get the rest of the shopping done.  Michael went out and did some of that, while I packed a few more boxes to go into storage.

Saturday afternoon was the Surf-N-Santa 5 miler.  This is a favorite Christmas race of mine, and its the third and final race in the Triple Jog Challenge I signed up for this year with J&A racing.  More to come in a recap!

Sunday

Sunday was super bittersweet.  I have played on the worship team at my church for 6 years, and attended that church for 10 years (since the church began!).  Sunday was my last day on the worship team, and likely our last week attending the church.   The church is moving to a location over 45 minutes away from where we live.  The commute has become really difficult for us to be really engaged with the church.  We are going to be looking at a few wonderful churches closer to home – one just minutes away.

We also check on our house! WOW- Check out the progress this week!

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After church, we grabbed lunch at Panera.  Then we went to Kohls for a few more Christmas gifts.  I got a new winter coat while we were there.  I’ve had the same coats for years and they are starting to get worn out, some of the lining has tears, etc.  I got a peacoat so that it is nice enough to wear to work.  We went to the Verizon store next and got our new phones!  We were due in January, but they had a really good deal on the iPhone 7 (for me) and Galaxy S7 Edge (for Michael). We also ran to the grocery store for the essentials and stuff for Christmas day.

We spent the rest of the day getting chores done at home.  My mom and stepdad came by for a little bit because we had some bad storms and it knocked out their power.

How was your week? Are you done Christmas shopping?

 

 

 

Race Recap: Crawlin Crab 5k 2016

This J&A Race is a favorite of mine.  Its only 20 minutes away from where we live and its super organized.  It usually kicks off my fall race season, and this year was no exception. Michael was upset that he didn’t sign up for the race, and was really regretting it. Maybe next year!

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Packet Pickup and Expo

I opted for race day pickup.  We got there about 15 minutes before they opened the doors.  They were very quick.  The expo was tiny, and we didn’t stay long.

Race Day Conditions/Attire

It was going to be in the low 80s with a slight chance of rain.  I opted for a tank top, capri pants, and a hat.  Hats are slowly becoming my new favorite item to wear on race day!

Pre Race

After picking up my packet, I hung around inside until about 20 minutes before race start.  Michael walked down to the Dunkin Donuts to get some coffee.

Race Time

I was in corral 3 out of 4, and I positioned myself near the back of the corral.  I knew I planned on walking most of the race, so I didn’t think it was fair to be up front. They kicked off Team Hoyt a few minutes before the race start, and before I knew it, Corral 3 was out!

I decided I’d run the first quarter mile, see how I felt, then walk.  I saw Michael in his return trip from Dunkin.  I started walking after I hit the quarter mile mark.  The leaders were already doubling back by the time I hit the .75 mark.  Hit the first mile and felt good.

It started sprinkling around the 1.5 mile mark.  I was grateful for the cooling affect, but really didn’t feel like getting soaked.  I saw my friend Becca on the other side (it was mostly an out and back course.  I ran across for a hug and started running a bit again.

I was relieved when had less than a mile left….until it started POURING.  I’m not exaggerating, it was a TORRENTIAL downpour.  At that point, you just have to succumb to it, but I started running again because I’m not stupid and don’t want to be in it forever.

Thankfully it stopped raining after a quarter mile or so.  I walked some more, but then ran into the finish.  I finished in 48:26.

After Party

The after party was outside, and boy was it muddy.  I stayed long enough to get some yummy tomato soup from Baker’s Crust and a beer.  I don’t know why I was smiling this big after being that soaked, but it must have been the soup making me happy 🙂

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I’m not happy with where my fitness is at, but I’m happy to be getting back into racing season – it will certainly be a great motivator!