Apparently I was gone for the whole month of June. I’m not even sure what I did or where I went or why I didn’t write. I think, like many right now, I’m still trying to find some semblance of “normal” in the current situation. So, I’m going Deb and Coco for a little bit of socially distanced coffee.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that one of the reasons I’ve been out of touch is that I am constantly running or walking. I’m doing the Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee and have decided I’d really like to get the 1000 mile pin, not just the 1000k buckle. So, I have to average a little over 8 miles a day. I’m pretty sure my neighbors think I’m nuts – I run every morning and then walk the neighborhood at least 2-3 times a day. (Only 142 miles until the buckle!)
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I have no plans to run any in person races until at least December. (Depending on the situation, I may try to run Rehoboth, but that’s a definite maybe.) But FOMO got me and I ended up signing up for the MCM 10k, marathon, and 50k as virtual races. Why? Because they called it the trifecta and are giving finishers a coin. Clearly I have issues.
If we were having coffee, I’d also tell you I’ve been mentally wrapped up in the next school year. I have one going off to college and trying to keep up with all of the changes due to the pandemic, as well as helping him navigate the new online orientation feels like a nearly full time job. The other one starts high school in August and our county, like many, is still figuring shit out. And for added fun, one may be needed to be dropped off 9 hours away on the same day the other starts school. Should be a fun challenge.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I’m not sure what to do with this blog. I’ve been writing for just over 12 years and the blogging space has changed a lot. As I approach my 50th birthday, I’m not sure I’m interested in investing the energy to stay “modern” or “relevant”. But I also am not ready to shut things down. (Yes, I’m over here regretting leaving the free blogger version.)
And finally, if we were having coffee, I’d admit I’m still struggling with all the things this year has not been. So much was supposed to be celebrated – high school graduation, 8th grade promotion, our 25th wedding anniversary, my 50th birthday… While I am HUGELY thankful that Beer Geek is busier than ever with work, both of my jobs are busy (have you joined the ZOOMA Run Club?), everyone is currently healthy, and we can roll with the changes that we need to live safely, I’m still over here a little bit sad about what should have been.