Just when you thought you had heard everything you would ever want to know about me from my Wednesday post – including my aversion to peanut butter and cannibalism – my beautiful DC friends, Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney, drop a Friday Five-Things-About-You challenge!
I figured instead of five random things about me (since I posted way more than enough of that the other day) I would talk about five things that I have going on lately that DON’T include marathon training. Sometimes I feel like that part takes up way too much space in my brain and definitely all the space on my blog! It’s nice to touch base with all the other things going on in my life besides running.
Newsflash: It’s winter. It’s cold where I live and right now there is snow on the ground and more snow on the way tonight. It’s not even February and I’m already over it. Good thing Betty’s Nana (aka: my mom) is the BEST FREAKING PERSON ON THE PLANET.
Guess what our Christmas present was this year!?
SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!!! WE’RE GOING TO DISNEY AT THE BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY!!!! Our magic bands are already in our hot little hands and I could not be more excited for this trip. It kind of stinks that I had to defer marathon weekend until next year, but by going to Disney now I will be able to enjoy all of Betty’s firsts without the stress of having to wake up at 2am every day and running all those races. And I’ll be able to walk around the parks because, well, I’ll be able to walk.
I WILL be running while I’m down there though. I have a 14 miler on my schedule for that weekend and the knowledge that I will be running in warmth should get me through my workouts over the next couple weeks.
But wait.I wasn’t going to talk about running in this post. So…
2. My Job.
I have a job. I usually don’t talk about it on here. I think the last time I mentioned any work related things was when I was miserable at my last job and then I got a new job and fell off the face of the blog planet for awhile. It took me a bit to get used to my increased workload; the last thing I wanted to do after a long day was come home and sit in front of another computer.
I’m happy to report that despite the fact that it goes a mile a minute in there and my commute is 3x longer than it was previously, I LOVE IT. I even kind of love the little bit of extra me-time I get during the commute. This was an excellent career move and there is so much potential with this job. I get to be so creative, I work with super nice people ,and it just kind of feels like a big family in there.
In case you are new to my blog and wondering what is it that I do…I’m a phone psychic.
Just kidding. I’m a graphic designer.
BETTY IS ALMOST THREE!!! This is the first post I ever wrote about her on the blog. She was 18 months old. Then I blinked and now I have a diva:
I can’t imagine where she got that from.
Fun fact: Betty’s birthday is only three days before mine. I had a caesarian and was supposed to stay in the hospital for four days afterward, but I was able to convince the doctors to release me on my birthday. It was the most gorgeous 75 degree day. Early March is so weird around here…it’s either 80 or -10 degrees and makes planning for outdoor birthday parties impossible.
Anyway, a special girls day is already in the works for B and me (and B’s Nana) on the Saturday between our birthdays. Mani/pedis, Frozen hairstyles, dress-ups, bouncy houses, a special lunch together, and more. I CANNOT WAIT. I might be almost as excited about this as I am about Disney. Almost.
4. 5 Years as a Mrs.
February 27, 2010:
Remember the other day when I said I wished I was in Turks & Caicos? This is why.
Mr. Salt and I will be celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary at the end of next month. Some days I feel like I have been with him for a lifetime, but then others I can’t believe it has only been a mere five years. Obviously there have been ups and downs, but for so many reasons (most especially B!), he was the best decision I have ever made.
Mr. Salt is not a runner, but he’s still my biggest cheerleader and I love him for it. <3
5. A Treat Retreat
Oh boy do I have something to look forward to this weekend:
I have been invited to a special Sunday afternoon retreat at the Still Point Spa at Haven on the Lake in Columbia, Maryland where I will indulge in some mini spa treatments and attend either a Yoga Wall or Barre Essence class. This decision is a tough one, but I’m thinking Yoga Wall because I’ve never done it before. From photos it reminds me a little of aerial yoga which I have a lot of experience with and LOVE.
There is the potential that I may have to set a new personal long run record on the treadmill again tomorrow morning, so the knowledge that this will be waiting for me on Sunday will help me make it through. I’m sure I’ll have lots to recap next week!
Have you ever taken a yoga wall class? When was the last time you went on vacation? Do you remember Miss Cleo!?
I hope everyone has a happy and relaxing weekend!