Happy Friday everyone! As it often does, March came in like a lion, and I sure do hope it will leave like a lamb. I’m so tired of winter in Chicago. The weather has been brutal. Why not pull up a chair and join me for a nice, warm cup o’ Joe?
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I’m super excited to share that I am a 2018 SPIbelt Ambassador! I’m sure you’ve seen them–those awesome waist belts that people use during all kinds of workout activities, or to carry medical supplies and devices like insulin pumps. They come in fun patterns and even come in kids’ sizes! They are perfect for running because they really do not bounce! I’ve been using them since I first started running in 2013. They come in several sizes, and are big enough to hold my cell phone, credit card, a little cash, car key, and a few other essentials I like to take on my runs. I think I own seven or eight of them, I just love them so much! I also had the awesome opportunity to provide a few for my youngest son’s girlfriend’s little sister (how’s that for a mouthful?), who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of just 18 months. She loves them and likes to match the fun patterns with her outfits. You can check out their products here, and use promo code SPIAMBASSADOR for 15% off of your purchase!
Over coffee I would tell you that my February business travel was even crazier than it was in January. Three time zones in 36 hours is simply no bueno, as in I’m too old for this $hit. Mid-month I flew to Lubbock, Texas. Cute little town, but throw in connecting flights, three flight delays and five gate changes, I was, indeed a weary traveler. The icing on the cake was either a) when my GPS took me to a dark, deserted industrial park area rather than to my hotel when I arrived (four hours later than scheduled, I might add), or b) when the GPS would not work at all the following morning, and I had to just keep driving around the general vicinity until I finally found where I was supposed to be on my own. Ah, technology. Then just under a day and a half later I was on a flight to the west coast. UGH. At least I had the whole row to myself on the four hour plane ride home.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I have been a complete wimp about winter running. I promised myself I would run outside at least three times a week throughout the winter, but after freezing my buns off for the whole Lululemon fail, I decided enough was enough. I’ve run outside just a couple of times since then, but otherwise I have kept my runs and workouts indoors.
Over coffee I would tell you I’m really excited to be running Grandma’s Marathon in June. I have heard so many great things about this race from so many people! In true The Great Procrastinator form, I waited to register until the final day you could still get this awesome jacket as part of your registration fee. Isn’t it cute? I’m tempted to wear it, but I know that’s a no-no before the actual race.
And last, if we were having coffee, I would tell you that on Thursday I will be attending a recognition program at my job, marking my 30th year at the hospital where I work. In fact, if you’re wondering how annoying my voice sounds in real life, you can check out this awesome YouTube video as our current NICU also is celebrating its 30th year (it’s brief–I promise!) Where did the time go???
What would you share with me over coffee? Do you love or hate running outside in the winter? What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a job?