Oh hey there. Looks like it’s been a hot minute since I’ve dropped in and I swore I would never be that person to just “check in” buuuuuut here I am. Where have I been? Location wise it’s stayed the same – New York/East Coast. There was an itty bitty trip to California last weekend – my first in 6 months – but more on that later. The point is that I haven’t been very present on the blog and I’m trying to work out what that means for me. My job is one of the many million in the world that requires me at a desk underneath fluorescent lights. While it’s a good environment, it means that I don’t always have the drive to come home and plop down to sit in front of another screen. I know that I don’t have to apologize for not posting but it was really making me feel guilty. So, this is me posting to tell myself it’s ok not to post all the time. 🙂
As you read this I will be en route to start my 5th (or 6th since I can’t really remember) Ragnar Relay. Back in high school and college I ran the annual Wasatch Back Relay with some friends in Utah. Since that particular race happens in June, it was always a “fun” way to wrap up the school year. I put that in quotes because most people would 1) call that insane and 2) it really is somewhat of a 24 hour suffer-fest. My coworkers actually have started to just assume every PTO day I take or “vacation” is running related. So far this year they aren’t wrong.
Anyways, being a runner, I forgot what the pain was like and decided to do it again. This time around has been a bit more intense since I’m actually helping the captains get ready for the race and let’s just say the universe was very against us running. Between finding an additional 7 runners, runners dropping due to injury (total of 4 runners dropped), issues with driving insurance, and more injury, it’s been a fun time. I don’t start until later this afternoon and then I will embark on a total of 22 miles (9 + 3 + 9). Now if I don’t get kicked off the finish line (there’s a slight chance we may not make it based on timing…) it’ll be a grand success. I’ll have to check back in next week to let you know the result.
As for now, sit back and enjoy this week’s edition of Life of Late.
Hold up, wait a minute, we are past the middle of March and there seems to be no sign of spring in sight. We are flip-flopping outfits from day to day – one day dresses sans tights for it’s hitting the 60’s and then another we are bundled up with every last item of clothing to brave the single digit temps. So all around good times and good thing I didn’t actually put all of my winter clothes away a few weeks ago. That would have been stupid. (Just kidding, I actually did put all of my winter gear away only to drag it back out…)
Looks like I’ve been doing an excellent job at keeping my blog updated. Not. Maybe it’s a blogger burnout or a sugar crash that I’m experiencing right now maybe it’s too much screen time. Really though, who wants to go home after sitting in front of a computer and under florescent lights for 8+ hours, and then stare at another screen? Ok, to be honest, I actually go home and immediately have my nose in my phone while watching TV. (This generation is certainly going to have eye/back/neck problems and carpal tunnel. )
Another post that’s better late than never. The past year was spent traveling, running, and exploring all of New York – sounds a lot like year #1 and #2, right? To be honest, there wasn’t too much change. I continued to work for an awesome company, expanded my friendships within November Project, and squeezed as much out of my free time as possible. As I mentioned on the 31st, I learned a little bit more about myself, appreciated my body thanks to the I Run This Body movement, and learned when to let go. This last bit was tough in the sense of FOMO and friendships, but I realized (through many discussions and Elite Daily articles) that we can’t do it all and there comes a time in our lives that makes us realize what and who is important.
But here’s a look at what made my third year in New York City so wonderful and memorable.
Ho ho ho, the holidays are in full throttle with less than 1 week to go until Christmas Day. I must be losing it because I originally published this as the 15th not 16th. That has been updated. Well, I personally like the build up to the actual day of Christmas best but that’s just because when Christmas is over, we enter this dreary season of January and February chill. Anyways, both Christmas and Hanukkah happen fall around the same time period, which means celebrations at the same time for most people in the city! Our apartment is all decked out with a baby tree, stockings, Hershey’s candy, and pine-scented candles (though my mother does not approve). 😉 Here’s a little bit of what’s been going on in NYC this week.