Happy New Year! It’s the first weekend of 2019 (and how the heck did that happen?), and that means it’s time to pour yourself a
bloody Mary cup of Joe and sit down for a chat!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I am starting the year in what is not the best shape of my life. I would say I did fair (and not much more than that) throughout the year, but a mid-December week-long trip to Las Vegas followed by non-stop eating and drinking throughout the holidays landed me at probably the heaviest weight of my adult life. So I’m in a bit of a funk.
Over coffee I would tell you that I’m not one to sulk. So I’m being proactive about said weight gain. I’ve revamped my diet, cut off all alcohol (at least for now – let’s not get crazy here), and have gotten back onto the workout train. Let’s face it. I’m not getting any younger, and I am well aware that the longer I let this go, the harder it will be to lose the weight. Besides, I feel like crap.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that though hectic, my holidays were pretty awesome. My husband and I flew to Las Vegas on the Wednesday two weeks before Christmas, then two days later my eldest and youngest sons flew in to meet us. We did some hiking and of course some gambling. Add to that way too much eating and drinking, and a good time was had by all! On Sunday my husband and my eldest son flew back home, but my youngest and I stayed for two additional days. The four of us saw Absinthe, and the youngest and I saw Mat Franco after the other two left. Both shows were fabulous.
We arrived home late on the evening of the 18th, then the next two days were a flurry of shopping and wrapping since we celebrated Christmas with the kids on the 21st. Holding onto the dream, we waited for everyone to be home and decorated the tree that day. We had lots of fun laughing and playing games late into the evening. Then on Christmas Eve we hosted my husband’s extended family for dinner, and on Christmas Day hosted for the few of my family members that are still talking to me. C’est la vie.
As I pour another cup, I’m counting in my head the number races I want to run in the coming year. I’m currently signed up for a sprint triathlon, a 10-miler, three half marathons, and two marathons and have my eye on several more. So many races, so little time!
And last, over our final cup of coffee, I would tell you I am in the midst of revamping the blog. I’ve added a page for discount codes for races and gear, so be sure to check it out! Just click on the medal labeled “Discount Codes” at the top of this page. Happy shopping!
What would you share with me over coffee? How were your holidays? Did you fall off the diet and exercise train? Any good races on the horizon for you this year?