Last week I was suddenly swamped with … everything. Between family stuff, work stuff, more work stuff, and more work stuff, I barely had any time to relax. It wasn’t all bad, though. Monday we celebrated my husband’s birthday, Tuesday I attended a work function at the National Building Museum, and Wednesday I got this good news in my email.
Yep, entering the lottery for the NYC Half on my birthday paid off, because I got in! Best of all, a lot of my friends got in, so I am looking forward to a fantastic weekend in March!
Speaking of lotteries, have you entered the Cherry Blossom lottery yet? December 12th is that last day to sign up! If you’ve run the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run before, you know the expo is held at the National Building Museum. Well, that venue had quite a different vibe at the black tie optional work event I attended on Tuesday night.
No running gear here tonight!
Monday: I started my week at OTF. We did run/row intervals which really got my heart rate up. It was one of my highest “splat point days ever.
Tuesday: After dropping my son off at the airport at 5:00 am, I headed to my office gym for a strength workout. Not surprisingly, I had it all to myself!
Wednesday: I joined several of my MRTT friends for a 5:30 am class at CycleBar. Francina is one of my favorite instructors, and the 5:30 am start time is perfect.
Thursday: By Thursday I was itching for a run. Not many people leave their holiday lights on all night, but I appreciate the houses that do because they brighten my o’dark-thirty runs.
Friday: Since I will miss my OTF class this week, I decided to double up and take a second class last week. The workout theme for the “9th Day Of Christmas” was Jacks Jumping, so we did lots of squat jacks and pop jacks–phew!
Saturday: I only had the hotel gym to myself for a few minutes, but it was enough time to get this selfie to show off the OTF Hell Week t-shirt. Isn’t it awesome?
The gym was a sweltering 76F when I got there, but luckily I figured out how to turn on the A/C so the people who were running on the treadmills didn’t pass out.
Sunday: Thankfully the hotel gym was still cool when I got there on Sunday morning. I slogged through an hour on the treadmill, taking a tour of Germany and then New Zealand. Since 3D video games make me sick, I was concerned that these programs might make me nauseated, but I was fine.
I was amused when I passed a bicyclist, and grateful that the hikers on a narrow bridge stepped to the side so I could pass. 🙂
I will be on this business trip all week and have to go away again next week, but I’ll have to figure out a way to get wrapped up in Christmas things!
Do you like to dress up for fancy events?
Will I see you in Manhattan in March?