Happy new year! 2016... a mixed bag. Let's leave it at that. I try to remember I had some good moments in the year, some quite fun moments actually, but I don't want to repeat much of that year.
I started my new job on Wednesday last week, after the university was closed on Monday. Those 3 days were spent with a small orientation, learning some aspects of the portal, talking to my new supervisors, and starting some training. I have required training and quizzes I need to complete before I have access to the financial system. I figured a quiet 3 days was the time to start those, as well as choose my benefits. I never like slogging through the benefit choices, but that's all done, and my direct deposit info is submitted. All that stuff I haven't needed to do in over 7 years. Oof.
I got one run done last week, on the treadmill, then lucky me, I got hit with a head cold. Is it fitting that I finished up 2016 on Tylenol cold medicine and Airborne? I pretty much figured once I slowed down after getting to Colorado, I would get a head cold. I thought I'd get it the week before Christmas, and since I didn't, I thought I was in the clear. Nope. I'm on OTC medicine, and I'm sleeping as much as I can. I have today (Monday) and Tuesday off before I go back to work on Wednesday. How about that? Work 3 days at the new job, 4-day weekend, work 3 days. I'll take it :) Too bad it's not normal.
One thing I could still do was do some strength training with this cold. I could take as much time as I needed, and I ended up doing a lot of exercises from the Iron Strength DVD I have. I upped the weights too, so Sunday I had a little bit of DOMS. I biked for 30 minutes since that's easier cardio, and I was hoping that would loosen up my sore muscles a little bit. Once this cold is gone, I intend to get back to running.
Linking up with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for Weekend Wrap-up.