Just a quick note. I did not die after running the 2o. I merely faded into the Holiday hub bub.
I spent Christmas at my sisters home with her husband and two very young and active boys, as well as my parents. It was an adventure. The boys are very nice, much more polite and obedient than your average kids that age, so that was OK. Unfortunately they are still not that independent and require “input” and some sort of supervision most of the time. After a while this gets a wee bit irritating. I now understand why my sister frequently hits the library for videos.
I did a little running up in Rhode Island, but on the second day we experienced the first big snow storm! For me, it was wildly exciting. I kept running over to the windows and peeking out, much to my Brother in Law’s mystification. I just had not seen snow fall and stick in maybe 4 years, so it was really wonderful. Plus the 55 MPH winds made it also rather eerie. Anyway, the snow being all over everything put a damper on my running plans, and I also came down with some sort of sore throat, sinus infection courtesy of my small nephews, I think. So, I played in the snow with my nephews for some time, and I actually shoveled 1/2 of the driveway, which was a novelty for me. And then I spent the rest of the vacation trying to appear cheerful, which wanting nothing more than to sleep.
Luckily my flight got off on time and I have returned to Florida, where it is currently about 75 degrees.
Being sick has really slowed down my running efforts. In addition, since I have gotten home, I have been at work every day until today, so I have managed to run about 2 miles total. Starting to feel somewhat better today, so…I think next week will be back on track.
I do have some resolutions floating in my head. I think I am going to take the next week to think about them really long and hard and make some decisions!
Ahhh and it’s Drop the Red Box eval time! On the 4th of Jan…(perfect timing) I’ll have my BP, cholesterol and Blood Glucose rechecked, as well as weight, and such…for our employer health and wellness program. I’ve lost some weight and my BP is much improved. the big one in questions is the cholesterol.
Here’s to a happier than you can imagine and healthy New year!