Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Back in business

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  Jeff flew back into Phoenix on Friday night so it was just in time to get my holiday spirit going.  We ate (and drank) out with good friends several times, we saw a couple movies (Tintin and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - both great!), and I did my best to live on a diet of movie popcorn and Baileys/hot chocolate.  And on Monday afternoon, we packed up and hit the road for home - after about 10.5 hours of driving, we got back to San Jose at 2 this morning.

One of Jeff's gifts to me was a juicer - I'm so excited to have some fun with it!  I went right out on Christmas morning and found the only grocery store open and bought a ton of apples, oranges, carrots, beets, and so on.  So far I've tried the following combos: apple-orange, apple-kale-celery-cucumber-beet, raspberry-pear-cucumber, carrot-orange, and apple-cucumber-lime.  They've all been different but very good!

My coach requested my TrainingPeaks account back today and started filling it in with my January schedule.  That means I only have a few days left of going at it alone to enjoy before it's time to buckle down and get to work for 2012!  Of course, nothing intimidates like the first workout of the year being...a swim test.  This year, I'm not going to obsess about it though, I'm just going to look at it as the chance to set a baseline for all the improvements to come!!!

I'll try not to let so much time go by in between blogging this week, especially since I don't go back to work for another week and that means lots of time to have fun!  If nothing else, my usual year-end recap will be up sometime this weekend.  Have a great week!!!

3 comments:

Stef said...

Not obsessing about those tests was one of the best gifts I gave myself this time around.

It works too -- I was pleased with the results of where I am now -- as you say here it establishes your current baseline so . . . . get after it!

Woo Hoo for 2012!

Cotter Crunch said...

way to enjoy the holidays. Its rare we take advantage. TP will be full soon! Whats up first?

heather said...

I love pear and fennel mixed in any of the juices. Something about the juicer brings out the mad scientist in me!