I figured I'd write a blog post/update on life while I delay the start of my Sunday morning bike-run juuuuuust a little bit longer. I fell off the wagon hard this week. Jeff came to visit to handle some house-related tasks (more on that in a moment) and I had a very stressful workweek including a genomics/genetics midterm and I started feeling lousy and overtired and on the verge of sick so yadda yadda my workouts fell off the map for a few days as I just tried to stay afloat. And I'm ok with it…as I mentioned about balance in my previous post, I'm doing my best to find the sweet spot where I can stay healthy while managing a lot; occasionally it's bound to happen. I've put together a string of pretty good weeks though so that's the best I can ask for at this point. Today, I get back on track, even if it means pulling out the shoes with the Ice Spikes and running in the snow and ice.
Side note: Today was the first time I slipped and fell in snow/ice. But I managed to keep ahold of my coffee and bag of dog poop and just land on my butt in a pile of old snow. #winning
In case it hasn't become apparent, we are under contract on a house! We close and move in in less than 6 weeks. We had the inspection this week and it went well…mostly minor things that need fixing and likely nearly all of it we will wait to do on our own after moving in. There are a few things we plan to change after living in the house a while (master bathroom layout) but otherwise it's so very much our dream home - finally! - and we can enjoy it right away.
So we will have a very cool mountain home on some land near Lyons, Colorado by spring! I've got a pedigree on our land starting with the US Land Grant Office in 1891 and we learned this week that our end of the valley is the site of an old west ghost town, a former quarry boomtown of reasonable size. The dogs are going to LOVE it. My commute will certainly be longer than the 2 miles I have now but the driving will be much more reasonable than the mountain driving I was expecting to have with us looking up near Nederland, Ward, etc - there will be very little descending and mostly just flat highway driving. If I want to run from my house, I'll have miles of super-low-traffic dirt road to run on! And once you get to the paved road, there is fabulous cycling right away. Mostly we are just so excited for the quiet…the amazing quiet and the dark - the stars should be amazing at night!!
In the meantime, I need to get through the rest of winter. I don't think I'll have any problem staying busy. Between work and school and training, my weekdays are filled to the brim. Stan and I have a dog show coming up, I've got my first race of the year in 2 weeks, and I'll have my first tri of the year under my belt before the move! Oh and I think there's a beer festival in there somewhere too…it is Boulder after all!
Have a nice Sunday!