Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Races and Beaches

This past weekend I was in Cape Cod with my brother surprising my mom for her birthday! Months of planning went into this as we tried our best to quietly book a hotel room and tell other people who were going without telling anyone who would tell my mom. I drove back to MA Thursday and ran around doing errands, breaking into my old condo since I had no keys, and going out to dinner with my bff who I missed very much, Carolyn! Then finally at around 11pm I got to the airport to pick up my brother flying in from Arizona. Friday morning we drove down to the Cape and surprised my mom right on the beach!

We've been going to this beach for years, and my family use to have a house down the street so everyone knows the area well. We use to take pictures just like the one below every year to send them out as Christmas cards. 

We were only there Friday-Sunday but had a great time with family hanging around and relaxing on the beach! Ignore that my brother is about 100 times tanner than I am in this picture, he lives in Arizona so he's basically permanently changed skin color while down there. 

After a long day of traveling I was back in NY on Sunday night and time to get serious about training. There is the Yankee stadium 5k next weekend that I'm mostly looking forward to. Seeing the stadium will be fun even though I strongly dislike the Yankees (I'm trying to figure out how inappropriate it would be to wear a red sox tshirt while running). I am dreading running the stairs at the stadium, which I've heard is the worst part.

The weekend after that I have a sprint triathlon that I was signed up for a couple of days ago haha. We'll see how this one goes. It's sooner than I planned to do one, I'm signed up for one at the end of September, but it can't be so bad right? I feel comfortable with swimming, although I'm not sure how comfortable it will be with hundreds of people around me. I know I can get through the water though and onto the bike fine. Once I'm done with the bike is when I'm worried. My running has just been ok lately, and I'm not sure how much it will improve with me swimming a half a mile and biking 16 miles before.

I have 2 and a half weeks left of training. Hopefully in that time my running will start to come back to me and I can feel more confident about this race. Running and swimming is on the training agenda for the day!

Happy Wednesday everyone, half way to the weekend!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Seriously Slacking Already?

I know I am fully slacking on this blog already. In fairness I did move to another state, but still no more slacking on my part. Here is a quick update about what has been going on lately.

I'm officially moved into New York. I moved during 4th of July weekend, which everyone said was nuts. I packed up early in the morning and headed out. My room is officially a guest room again in MA!

 The room when it was my room!

 Moving Process, disaster area

Guest room!!This room was never really my room anyways so I'm not sad about it. Moving for me isn't usually emotional. I love change and have the tendency to move my room around a few times a year.

Finally I got to New York and got to spend my first weekend with this cutie!!

Bella! So adorable, except when she eats all my food haha, but in reality shes pretty cute then too!

 She's a newfoundland...aka shes huge!!

Ah! So cute!

I got to watch a couple of sets of fireworks for the 4th which I was so excited about because I love fireworks! We were sitting on the water and got to see them from the yacht club next door, across the water in long island, and then some from the city.

Happy 4th of July!!

After the first weekend it got to serious job searching. It's a slow work in progress, but going alright so far. I'll leave it at that haha. In the middle of my job hunt, I did get to see my brother in the city. He was on vacation from work in Arizona, and met me in the city. We walked over to Chelsea Piers and sat on the water at the Frying Pan! Awesome view!

Such a great day, and love that I can get into NYC so easily now.

I've been in training for triathlons, 5k's, and 1/2 marathons. More of an update on that tomorrow and about my weekend at the Cape to surprise my mom for her birthday!

Thanks for checking in, and I promise no more slacking!