And speaking of making grown up choices...even though I'm cleared to run, I'm not going to give up the other activities. Swimming, biking, and <gasp> strength training have become a part of the routine so I'm sticking with them!
And speaking of strength training... last weekend I was at the gym and it was an interesting mix of weekenders. Usually I only go early weekday mornings before work, where most everyone is a couple decades older than me. On this day there were a lot of teenage boys. You know, the footballish types. The ones you wonder what the heck their parents fed them to make them so ginormous. I made an assumption that they were probably on a football team, and they were probably talking about whatever big giant teenage boys talk about. Imagine my surprise when I walked by them on my way out, and overheard them engaged in a very grown-up discussion about the Iran nuclear negotiations. I probably should've stuck around to learn a thing or two, but speaking of football, I had to head off to a frigid Gillette Stadium to watch the Patriots game!
|so cold that our clothes were threatening to fly off|
I look like I'm ready to shoot a deer and rob a bank all at once. Maybe I should consider turning the heat up.
And speaking of turning the heat up... tomorrow morning I'm in for a huge sweat fest! Jackie and Kristen are coming over with their bikes and trainers, and we are going to do a group trainer ride in my family room! I'm so excited about this, because trainer rides are so boring. These girls are bound to spice things up, and I can't wait! We'll keep this up all winter and will be ready for triathlons in the spring!
And speaking of triathlons... although I'm totally anti-retail, especially anything to do with holiday-themed sales like Black Friday, I got sucked in big time. Scott, who apparently likes me to spend money, told me about a ridiculously good deal on a wetsuit. Granted, I won't need a wetsuit for another six months, but I will need one next year and this was just an offer I couldn't refuse. So, now I'm the proud future owner of an Xterra Vector Pro wetsuit. Happy birthday to me! I told Scott that since he made me buy it, now he needs to come to Massachusetts and do a triathlon with me. I think he thinks I'm kidding. It will be amazing if this wetsuit actually even fits me. I did use the online sizing tool, which customer reviews tout as "very accurate", but I didn't even meet the minimum height range of 5'2" for a female.
And speaking of being adorably small, here's the annual picture of me with the kids: my nephew, niece, and son.
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I'm very thankful for my health, good feet, good food, great friends and family, and - of course - online shopping.