Happy Friday All!
I loved reading your comments from the the last two posts… I don’t think you all realize just how kind, amazing, and encouraging you are. Each one of you are great role models, and I want you to remember that when bad days inevitably set in and leaving you feeling down and blue. Keep in mind you have a beautiful soul!
Thanksgiving Break Has Official Began!
The last few weeks have been especially crazy! I have not had a relaxing weekend in forever! Granted, all the things I was doing was an absolute blast and I wouldn’t change that…. Purdue Half-Marathon, Chicago Hot Chocolate 15k, Denver, Richmond Marathon….Whew! Fun stuff right there : )
This weekend I get to go tailgating with a few of my best friends at the Purdue v. Illinois football game! My friends and I are 100% soloing a tailgate for the first time ever! Usually we get some help from experienced boys… but not this time! I am bringing at crock-pot full of chili and of course, chips and salsa from Costco (They have the best. Hands down.)
I had an exam late last night in what has been my favorite class ever (including undergrad) — Fisheries and Wildlife. Yes, I know, it sounds like a made up class, but I am an Environmental Science masters student… so it applies! I have learned more in that class then all others combined. While I am obsessed with the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, forests that never end, or the vastness of the ocean… this class has taught me to learn to appreciate what I have in my back yard. Even good ol’ Indiana has some incredible habitat for species (they just arn’t as ‘big’ as the species out west : ) ))
Now I have the entire week off!!! I plan on lots of lazy sitting, lots of walks and realllllly slow runs! I love running when I am not in a hurry to shoot off to class!
One other thing– I signed up for 2 races yesterday. I know I know… I am kind of rolling my eyes at me too!! But hear me out! Race #1– Drumstick Dash–Thanksgiving Day race I have run every single year. So it was a given we would do it this year! Race #2– The Bop to the Top Triple Step! It is a stair climb race in downtown Indy that I did last year and LOVED IT!! I found it to be so different than running…it is all about butt/thigh/hamstring strength!! Squats, squats squats!! I only did the once-up last year, but this year I signed up for the Triple! Go up, come down, go up come down, go up come down…. 🙂 Can’t wait! It is January 18… feel free to join! only 40$!
Have a great fun Friday and a Safe weekend!!
Ever tried or would want to try, a stair race?!
How many people do a Thanksgiving Day race!!