Friday fun facts: post Christmas

1. From 12/23/11 to 1/3/11 I will work 11 out of those 12 nights. As a nurse it’s easy to pick up extra shifts over the holidays. It sounded like a good idea back in November.

2. Last night was my 1 night off. I put Carlos to bed at 6:45 (yes he goes to bed that early!) and I was in bed by 7!

3. I leave for Florida in exactly 5 days.

4. The weather looks fantastic for marathon day. A high of 72 degrees and sunny.

5. I’m writing this on my iPhone because my computer is having a sleep over at the Apple store tonight. Fun! Well not so much. My beloved MacBook is suffering from the severe slows since I upgraded to the new Lion operating system. Sadly a clean install is being performed. Let’s just say I’m apprehensive about the whole thing.

6. My Christmas tree came down on 12/27.

7. I dislike how I feel after indulging in way too many sweets over the holiday and beyond. I’m done now and moving on.

8. I am in taper mode of marathon training and I miss running a lot. Weird I know. I will write more on this later. I just read a great article and realized that I have gone about tapering all wrong.

9. I am trying to use up everything in our refrigerator before we go. Pasta with broccoli and cherry tomatoes tonight.

10. I am running a marathon in 8 days! Me!!

6 thoughts on “Friday fun facts: post Christmas

    1. I am leaving tomorrow Stephanie. I’m not even packed yet. I have so much to do, but I’m consoled by the fact that it’s Orlando, FL and not the middle of nowhere. Target, Walmart, and a mall all exist there so if I forget anything I will be fine. I even contemplated wearing my running gear on the plane just in case they lose my luggage. I am definitely wearing my sneakers because the thought of having to break in new running shoes just days before the race makes me nervous. Good luck and have a safe trip!!

  1. First of all I can’t believe you are going to be working 11/12 days…whoa…crazy.
    Second, I completely agree with you regarding the sweets. In fact I’m reading this very interesting book regarding sugar…maybe you will find it interesting too…titled, “Sugar Nation: The Hidden Truth Behind America’s Deadliest Habit and the Simple Way to Beat It” by Jeff O’Connell. I’m maybe 1/3 of the way in and although I’ve had to skim parts of the book (too detailed in some respects for me) I’m really enjoying it.
    Third and lastly…WOW! You’re going to be running a marathon! That’s just incredible and awesome. Cannot wait to hear how that goes. I know you’ll do so well.
    Have a wonderful start to the New Year!
    Kaye

    1. Thanks Kaye. My crazy work schedule is at last done! It wasn’t brightest idea in retrospect. This time of year always makes me nervous with the holidays and my husband’s lay off (fortunately he’s working again). We plan for it and we are always fine but I do get a little antsy about it and try to compensate by picking up the shifts no one wants around the holidays.

      Thank you so much for the book suggestion. I would really like to read it. I am about half way done with Cutting for Stone which is incredible so far. Have you read it?

      Happy New Year to you!

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