Happy New Year! We just got back from our trip down south for the holidays. It was a whirlwind of a trip from DC to Jacksonville, FL to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, and back to DC. Riding in the car for hours has left me with a brain full of thoughts that need to spill out, so I’m joining the January Ultimate Coffee Date.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I forgot the cord to my computer when we left for Jacksonville. I had planned to be a bit unplugged while we were gone, but that wasn’t quite what I meant. I did manage to get to a Best Buy in Jacksonville to buy a cord, but, umm, I bought a new computer instead. Related: I got a lot of reading done on the ride down to Florida.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that despite driving all over the U.S. as a child (my dad was in the military and I didn’t fly until high school), I always forget just how big it is. My butt is sore from sitting so much on the drives. The boys were rockstars though and we rewarded them with trips to St. Augstine, a wildlife park, an alligator farm, and Stennis Space Center. Very fun, but I’m so happy to be sitting here in my robe in my own house.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m participating in a Ragnar Relay 30 day challenge. The challenge is 30 days of activity in a row between January 1 and February 8 (you choose which day you start). I started on the 1st with a swim and some time on the elliptical. And then I decided I needed to run. Why? Because I’m toying with the idea of streaking. I’m not all in yet, but I ran again on Friday when we got home, so I’ve run both days in 2015 (and I’m on day#4 of a streak.)
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’ve got lots of thoughts going through my head about my goals for 2015. I’m a little scared that I’m making running goals my body can’t fulfill. I’ll talk about them more on Tuesday, but two words: Marathon Maniac. 2015 is going to be crazy. Fun, but crazy. Thankfully, all I have to do for the next couple of months is train, which means that perhaps I should actually write a training plan…
[Tweet “My break included a new computer, a LONG drive, and the decision to try for #MarathonManiac in 2015. What about yours?”]
Hope your January is starting off well! I’d love to hear how your “winter break” went! And join us on Tuesday to talk about our goals – especially if you have specific running goals!
19 thoughts on “Let’s have some coffee…”
Wow, sounds like you have another year of ambitious goals ahead of you! Good luck with the streaks. Not much of a winter break here but I ran a 5k on the first and then errands and shopping today. And we saw Into the Woods. Sadly I thought it was only ok.
I’ve heard mixed reviews of that movie, so I haven’t been particularly motivated to see it. Yeah, today is all about laundry and cleaning and catching up on work. Bleh. ;o)
Wow someone is starting the new year off with lots of energy! Love the excuse about new a computer that’s so something I would do! I am trying to do the Ragnar challenge as well that’s my goal race for May. So glad that you joined our coffee date-it’s always one of my favorite posts to write and read others too.
haha. Well, that’s one way to solve the power cord issue! Glad to hear that you had a good break. I hear you about long car trips. Can’t wait to hear more about your goals for 2015!
hahaha, I think I would’ve gone through withdrawal and some anxiety if I hadn’t had a computer with me–I’m always thinking, “But you could be getting this done right now!” 😡
That zebra is so cute! :]
Best of luck to you on your goals for this year, and 2015! :]
I had planned to work while my husband drove, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy being able to just read a book LOL.
Words can’t express how happy I am to be at home today and no where to be! After the craziness of the last 2 weeks, a down weekend is just what we needed. Happy 2015 🙂
yes!!!! join the maniacs! can’t wait xx, maniac #10316 🙂
I swear, I have way too many enablers in my life. Why do none of my friends ever say “You are crazy. Don’t do it.” LOL
LOL – guilty as charged. but i know you’d do the same for me 🙂
you had me at streaking! LOL! I actually did a 10 mile ZOOMA training run in Jacksonville this morning, drove on down to St. Augustine for lunch, stopped in a sports bar in Orlando to catch the rest of the Gator game and got home a little bit ago. It is not even 7- I am in my jammies and have a glass of wine- Cheers to 2015!
I love a good road trip! You’re riggt, you do forget how big our country really is! Looking forward to reading about your 2015 goals.
LOL on buying a computer instead of just a cord. Makes sense to me! Thanks for joining the link up.
Sounds like a fun trip! Can’t wait to hear about Marathon Maniacs. I’m a little concerned whether my body will hold up to my somewhat lofty goals. Here’s to a successful 2015!
Congrats on the new computer, lol! I hope you love it! I love that Ragnar challenge. Such a great idea!
The trip sounds so nice. I would love to take one soon. But like you driving can get old. I would have been lost if I was on a trip and left the computer cord at home. But a new computer is nice. I was able to get myself and my son a new tablet. Now I need to get one for my husband. But it is one thing at a time.
Can’t wait to hear about your 2015 running goals. I do that too – make goals that feel out of reach – but you gotta reach for the stars, right?
Wow, from not being sure if you ever wanted to do a marathon again to marathon maniacs….nice!
Im just chomping on the beans at this point I so tired 🙂