I can't believe this is the last Tuesday in 2017. Wait, what?
This has been a crazy year for sure, with ups and downs. Unfortunately, it started with a down when my grandmother passed away New Year's Day. Apparently it's common after the holidays, and my grandmother held on as long as her health could. She got to see me move up here, and my cousin proposed to his long-time girlfriend. She must have known it was time.
I adjusted to a new state, new job, new everything really. My mom and I did a girls' weekend in February, which consisted of dinner and a movie (Hidden Figures), and then a cooking class at Sur la Table, for French cooking. Then we went home to watch Moana and drink some sparkling wine. That's my kind of weekend :)
I realized too there was so much more to do here, for my runner's heart. I got to meet Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn.
I also got to meet Cary Elwes in April. OMG, the Man in Black!
I got to experience how crazy Colorado springs are. I lost some running days to the snow, but I still had a blast running the Bolder Boulder.
The summer was downtime, working on what my chiropractor wanted me to get better at. For the first time in 8 years, I didn't want to melt every time I walked outside. The summer weather wasn't bad at all! I even ran outside a couple times during lunch to take advantage of some good weather.
The one down from the summer is I had my first panic attack. I was under a lot of stress at work, and it just exploded one morning. That wasn't fun.
At the end of August, I had a color run 5k, which I did with my mom, and then the next week I kicked off training for the RnR Las Vegas 10k.
The fall has been crazy busy. I got promoted at work, which has lead to some *lovely* stress symptoms as I put pressure on myself to succeed. My cousin got married at Folsom, I had a great round of training for Vegas, and I set a PR in that race.
After I got back from Vegas it was Thanksgiving, and now Christmas is over. Whew! I do hope 2018 is a little slower. I already have my next race planned, but I haven't figured out when training kicks off. I'm using the same plan I used for RnR Las Vegas, and I'm adding a couple more weeks so I can hit 7 miles in training.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.