Hey guys :). I hope everyone’s having a good week! It’s been really busy here, so I haven’t been thinking about the blog much. Sometimes it’s nice to just live life and not worry about documenting it all anyway.
Last weekend was busy but great. I started my Saturday by running 10 miles with the Believe/Achieve Run Club here. I ran with Scott, Will, Ed, Rachel, and Gary, and Gary and I ran back together because everyone else we ran with was doing 20. They’re training for the Savannah Rock N Roll marathon, but I’m doing the half marathon training plan. I guess that makes me “half crazy”.
I’ve actually *enjoyed* the long runs lately. Each 10 miler gets easier- the pace Saturday was about 8:48 per mile which for me is great. Plus everyone chats and has a good time, and you make friends pretty easily talking to people on the runs.
When I got home from the run, I ate breakfast and napped for about 2 hours while Clay helped one of our friends run some errands (our friend got in a car accident last week- he’s okay, but needed help getting to places like the bank for a couple days). Then we went out for Mexican before heading to Columbia to watch the South Carolina Gamecocks beat the University of Alabama Birmingham Blazers!
Carolina won by a landslide and it was a great game, minus our quarterback getting hurt and having to miss the second half. Fortunately, Connor Shaw is recovering and will be able to start on Saturday, but it’s nice to have a good backup in Dylan Thompson. Clay and I loved the new video board and the renovations around Williams Brice stadium, and going to the games is always fun. Maybe we can get back for an SEC game this season too- our games always sell out though.
Football is big business in the south! Lots of girls dress up in their little black dresses or gameday dresses. I’m really not a girly girl, and my southern card is long gone, but I do rock my pearls :).
To get a caramel macchiato from Starbucks after your speed workout. Hey, Starbucks is right across the road and I deserved a treat for running 4 miles on a track at 6 AM (It’s still not cool enough for me to get a Pumpkin Spice, but it’s getting close…)
To feel sad when you realize you won’t be able to celebrate your birthday with coworkers this year since you work from home. Working from home has a ton of advantages, but I do miss birthday celebrations.
To be a little overwhelmed by financial planning. Clay and I met with an agent to plan for our retirements and things like life insurance, and it’s a little scary to see how much things will cost when we retire and how much money we need to put aside now for it.
To be thankful you’re in a place in life, at 26/27, where you can save for the future instead of paying off consumer debt or scraping to get by.
To avoid planning too much for a vacation. Clay and I are going on a cruise in November, and instead of obsessively planning and booking excursions like I usually do, I sorta think it would be more fun to wing it this time (we do have a hotel booked and insurance, of course).
To feel thankful for health insurance. I had some tests done last week and looked at the original cost… wowsers! And I thought having to pay the deductible was tough!
To want the election to end already! I’m so tired of the mudslinging and endless Facebook and Twitter posts about it.
To look forward to your afternoon walk and trip to get the mail each afternoon. It’s a nice mental break from work.
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