Holidailies is here again

Well, I somehow missed the first day of Holidailies this year, and it looks as if we’re currently without prompts, but I’m still excited to see it back again.  It’s always incentive for me to blog.  Of course, frequently, when I get home from work, the last thing that I want to do is get on the computer, which makes it hard, but I’m going to try.

For whatever reason, it doesn’t feel like the holiday season this year.  It’s my first year in my new house… and I’m not putting up the Christmas tree.  This is mostly due to time.  My goal was to be all settled into the house by Christmas.  I moved in March.  Most of my walls remain bare.  It’s something I’m working on, but it’s very slow going.  At least 95% of the boxes are unpacked.  Just a few little things left to deal with, mostly because I’m scared of my attic so I haven’t gone up there yet.  (Yes, I said it.)  So instead of wrestling with the Christmas tree and all the struggle that goes with it, I’m using what little free time I do have to finish getting the house in order.

I do have some decorations up though, and my office is going overboard with decorations, so it’s not as if I’m without the holiday spirit. Plus I don’t spend Christmas day at the house, so there’s no missing out there.

It still seems a bit strange to not have a tree though.


I remain a terrible blogger.  Mainly because once I get home from work, the last thing I want to do is get on my computer and type.  It was one thing when I could blog on my lunch break, but this is a bit more difficult.

(Yes, I could just write the entry on my break and then post it later… but that seems to be too many steps for my brain.)

Still running.  Still in one piece.  Seem to have screwed up my wrist somehow, which is strange, since you’d think it would be my lower body taking all of the abuse.

Fall racing season has come to an end, with an amazing half marathon near the tail end. I’m pleased to be finishing the year with two new PRs – 10K and half marathon.  Of course, I still have never actually “raced” a 10K.  I tend to sort of lollygag my way through, chatting the whole way.  I wonder what my time would be like if I actually ran.

I’m approaching a challenging spring.  I’m registered for seven half marathons between January and May.  I don’t plan to all out race any of them – they’re all just for fun.  There were too many bonus bling opportunities.  I’m registered for a total of 8 races for next year, and expect to get three pieces of bonus bling (meaning an extra medal just for the race combinations):  Disney’s Coast to Coast (running Tinkerbell and Princess), Iron Girl Titanium (Frederick and the Iron Girl Half), and the Maryland Double (Frederick and Baltimore halfs).  Yes, that’s right, I’m really just in it for the bling.