Here we are bright and early on a Monday morning. (Or really, dark and early. It was a rough start today). I’m joining HoHo and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap and closing out 2015.
Last week was a busy week. The boys and I were pleased to have a snowy day in Wisconsin before we left.
Shoo got to play in the snow and go sledding with Papa.
I got to try out my new Altra NeoShell Lone Peaks. I’m pretty much in love with them and want it to snow lots in Virginia this year. (Review coming soon.)
Soon it was time to head home. I am always a mixture of sad and happy when it’s time to leave. I was ready to be in my own space again and to see Beer Geek, but I always hate leaving my family. Packing was a bit challenging this year as I had a lot of beer and Christmas presents to bring back, but thanks to Southwest’s “two free checked bags” policy and an extra bag from my parents, I succeeded. (One of the bags did approach the weight limit though. Oops.)
New Year’s Eve was a busy day of grocery shopping, unpacking, dinner out with Beer Geek at our usual NYE restaurant and then a party with friends. I didn’t get to bed until after 1, which made getting up at 5am a challenge.
Yes, I chose to get up at 5am on New Year’s Day. Why? Because I wanted to see my RBF, Cynthia. Ok, really I was working the DC Mayor’s “Fresh Start 5K”. This was a mental challenge for me as I don’t drive in DC, but I put on my big girl panties and did it.
I was in charge of the water stop, so had the pleasure of seeing Courtney twice while she was running. No, it did not occur to me to snap a picture. The race was a blast and I survived driving in DC (the most challenging part was getting out of the RFK parking lot LOL).
On Saturday, Beer Geek and I headed out to Fairwinds Brewing to try out their beers and take a tour. Our friend Charlie is the brewer, so it was fun to check out his new place.
I highly recommend it as his beers were quite tasty (and he gave a great tour.) If you are heading that way, Forge Brewery is also right there, so make it a twofer.
On Sunday, I spent my morning planning vacation and races. All I can say is that 2016 has the potential to be epic.
Then I spent the rest of the day attempting to conquer Mount Laundry. Oy. I’m not sure which was worse – all that laundry or trying to get Shoo to finish his journal entries. Both were not my favorites.
Today it’s back to routine and it’s time to figure out a training plan. I finished the Runner’s World Run Streak and stopped running for two days. Now it’s time to work on some speed and some cross training to set me up for half marathon training which will start in a couple of months.
How did your 2016 start off? Are you training for anything special now? Join us tomorrow for our “Goals for 2016” link up!
24 thoughts on “Happy New Year! Wrappin’ up 2015!”
2016 IS going to be epic 🙂 🙂 Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
Driving in major cities can be a huge challenge, especially in the dark. But volunteering makes it all worth it.
Love all that snow! We definitely won’t be seeing any of that this year.
It was really fun getting to see you twice while running on NY Day! I can’t decide if I want lots of snow or none this year. I’m basically terrified of anything throwing me off my training plan so maybe I want one big snow day (on my rest day, please) and then it to all melt away!
Wow! It looks beautiful there. We did not get any snow this Xmas and in fact it was too hot and rainy for my taste.
First of all…bite your tongue on the snow!! NO SNOW!! I can’t wait to hear what new things you are up to this year to make 2016 epic!!
Look forward to seeing your plans for 2016! I have to admit I’m a bit jealous of those who have been able to run in snow…no such luck yet in Philly! The shoes look great!
I didn’t have a race to get to, but I was up at 7:30 New Year’s Day after falling asleep after 2. Yeah, I crashed later, then slept 11 hours the next night.
it can be as cold as it wants to be but no snow – I’m over it before it even begins. Looks really pretty though!! I can’t believe you got all those bottles into DC. haha. I live in the city so am used to driving here but know it’s a pain for others.
I am impressed you stayed up so late and still got up for a race!
I don’t like driving in DC either, I avoid it, and I live in VA lol
Happy New Year!
The brewery tour sounds like fun! My husband would love that.
Happy New Year to you and your family! 🙂
Oooh I can’t wait for your “epic” year! I drove in DC back in the day when I was there for a business trip. The guys I was with were a bunch of behind the wheel sissies so I took the proverbial bull by the horns. Sometimes you just have to. : )
To be honest, I don’t care how cold it gets this winter, as long as it doesn’t snow – I’m still not over the trauma of the 110 inches from last year! Looking forward to seeing what you’ve got planned for this year.
What a fun New Year’s you had. And you’re lucky none of that beer broke. I tried to take ONE bottle home from Holland once and it broke in the airport.
Ah, you know I want to try those hoppy beers! LOL on driving into D.C. being the hardest part – I am so with you one that. I only know my little corner of the city.
Looks like a great trip! My hubs is heading up to Lake Wisconsin this weekend, so he’ll be bring some beer back from New Glarus. Yummmmm
It looks like Shoo had a blast! Mount Laundry is never conquered at my house. Never. Your water stop gig looks cold! If you are headed south to race, please let me know. I plan to run lots of half marathons in 2016 but I’m kinda waiting to see how this weekend shakes out before I sign up for anything. Congratulations on your run streak. I’m looking forward to some routine. Thanks for linking with us Erika and Happy New Year!
That first pic is how I feel about the snow coming down. I just want to lay in it!
It looks like you guys are having fun in the snow but I won’t lie – now that I’m not in a cold place I don’t miss snow at all! haha
Can I be so jealous of your snow?? This looks so fun!!
Happy and healthy new year!
Glad you had a great New Year! I don’t drive in big cities. It makes me a nervous wreck. Volunteering for a race sounds like a great experience though and worth the hassle.
are those shoes waterproof? I’d love that for snow or rainy runs!!
Oh wow kudos to you for getting up that early especially after getting in the bed so late plus driving in DC I can not even imagine! I too think 2016 does have the potential to be epic! Good luck to the both of us!!
You are one busy lady, I’m impressed with how you fit fitness and running in too! Have a great 2016! PS – so jealous that you get to meet/see other bloggers!