Over the weekend, I successfully de-Christmassed my house. Yes, I waited until this past weekend to do it. And yes, I do put my tree up early. If I’m going to do all that work, I’m going to enjoy it for a good long time. Plus a long weekend is the perfect time to get it done. Plenty of time to get everything packed away and get in all my workouts and have time for fun. Or sitting on the couch. Or both!
I’m not sure my brain is ready to be back in full training mode. This weekend involved two hours on the trainer, a 9 mile run, and some strength work. Since it gets dark so early, it always feels like the day gets away from me. Not that I’m working out in the evening on the weekends, but the days do feel so much shorter with less daylight. I’m sure it will become the norm soon enough. Plus it will be nice when I can get started on my long runs earlier. This weekend, I waited until it had warmed up a bit. Way better than last weekend, but still kind of chilly.
This week is going to be interesting. Holiday yesterday. In the office today for some meetings. And then Wednesday and Thursday, we’re on telework because my office is inside of the security perimeter for the Inauguration and they’re like “Yeah, you can do your job at home. Don’t come in.” And then Friday, we’re off for the Inauguration (because the government wants to limit the people coming into the city – this is how Inauguration works every 4 years, not just for this particular event).
Not that I would be anywhere near Inauguration anyway. This isn’t a political statement. I didn’t go to either of Obama’s Inaugurations either. I don’t like massive crowds, and have you experienced DC weather in January? I would much prefer to be… well, just about anywhere else. So during Inauguration, I will be getting a deep tissue massage. Hurts so good.