Hi! I went MIA from the blog world at the end of last week while I was enjoying time with family and friends. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas (if you celebrate)!
Since I last blogged just a few things have happened…
1. My official Jingle Bell Jog finishing time was adjusted.
Christmas came early for me when I received an email on December 24th letting me know the timing company for the Jingle Bell Jog had adjusted the official finishing times to account for their race day issues.
My official net finishing time…. 37:57!! WHOOP! Love that it’s in the 37s! 🙂
Now I only have to shave off 58 seconds to reach 36:59 and meet my arbitrary goal of running a 5K in the 36 minute range!
2. I signed up for the A1A Half Marathon.
On Christmas morning I woke up before everyone else in the house (aka Adam and Cecil) and signed myself up for the A1A Half Marathon!
I mean, just look at these medals and tell me they’re not BEAUTIFUL?
Normally I’m not a medal crazy kind of person, but this one represents Fort Lauderdale so well I’ve decided it has to be in my collection!
I haven’t decided what my goal for this race will be. As long as I get my PR at the Miami Half in January I’ll probably just run this one for fun… but that is still TBD!
3. I decided I’m going to start vlogging in 2015!
YEP! I’m going to start putting together blog posts in video form this year!
I really want to learn how to use video editing software better. Even though I don’t personally edit videos as part of my job, I think it’s a useful skill to have when you work for an advertising agency.
I’ll put up my first video in January. Please be gentle with me as I have no clue what I’m doing!
I’ll link to my YouTube channel as soon as it’s ready!
4. Family News.
Just the other day I learned that my dad has been diagnosed with t-cell lymphoma.
The doctor thinks he’ll need about two rounds of chemotherapy, after which he’ll move to chemo pills for about six months. It doesn’t appear to be life threatening (at this time).
I feel very fortunate that it was discovered early and will likely be very treatable.
Cancer has caused me way too much stress this year and I’ll be happy once my dad’s therapy is done and I can stop worrying.
5. I Shared My Fluffy Christmas Gift with Cecil.
In happier family news, Cecil and I are sharing the softest Christmas gift EVER!
Adam’s stepmom gave me this fluffy scarf, which I’ve decided to use as a hat while I’m in the house because sometimes my ears get cold.
Cecil said it looks ridiculous on my head though, and that he should be able to use it as a blanket.
Well you know the rules in this house: whatever Cecil wants, Cecil gets, so I’ve officially lost my new ear warmer hat/scarf.
What have you been up to? Staying on track with your mileage?
Any exciting holiday gifts?
– Adam got me a suite at the hotel we’re staying at for the Miami Half!!! WOOT!