2020 has been a year of major ups and downs. In some ways, it’s been the hardest year of my life, but there have been some really amazing things as well. Beer Geek and I got to go on vacation in Bermuda before the world shut down and we celebrated 25 years of marriage. Jones graduated high school and got a major scholarship to college. Shoo finished middle school and is actually doing surprisingly well with online high school. So, when I struggle to not slide into darkness, I have to remind myself that not everything sucks.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I continue to struggle with running. It’s not the actual running that’s a problem – it’s the motivation to do it. Once I’m out there, running itself is usually fine. Thankfully I have not lost my motivation to lift weights or to jump on my exercise bike, so I’m still working out. But I can tell I’m in a bit of a vicious circle with the less I run, the more I struggle mentally with the run.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that this weekend should have been our favorite race of the year. Unfortunately, Rehoboth half marathon was cancelled (and we would not have gone anyways.) Given the state of my running, I probably would have been a unicorn again…
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that Jones is heading off to college in January – finally. I know it will be a different experience than normal (all of his classes are still online), but he’s ready to get out of my workout room. I will admit that I dread driving to Michigan in the dead of winter, but I have my fingers crossed that the weather will cooperate. Shoo and I will stay up there for a week or so and plan our drive home based on what the weather does. Fingers crossed for a mild couple of weeks, although Shoo is hoping for snow. Guess I better make sure he has some winter boots that fit…
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I am still toying with the idea of a spin bike. The bike I have does not work for any sort of class, nor does its tension go high enough to really get a hard workout. I keep debating between the higher end Schwinn and some of the cheaper versions or brands. If you didn’t go the Peloton route (something I’m not interested in), what bike did you get and how’s it working for you?
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I renewed all of my blog stuff for one more year. I think I’m going to start transitioning back to Blogger so that I can keep all of the history I have, but it feels like after 12 years, it’s time to wind this down. Maybe I’ll feel differently once life opens up again and I feel like I have things to talk about. It seems sad to stop before I hit 50 states (I’m at 36, I think), but we’ll see.
How are things going in your life? Have there been some “wins” despite all the craziness?