Monday, January 26, 2015

What hasn't happened since my last blog....

Love my Groove Nytro tri girls 

Starting Jan 1,  26th I am back to blogging at least one time a week!  The problem with not blogging weekly is that I do do many amazing things  a lot happens and then it is hard to determine what is blog worthy.... so I sit and start to write and am overwhelmed with what to write so I go on facebook for hours instead.  Then I read someone elses's blog and have blog envy and try and start my blog and end of facebooking again.

Stop the madness.... Christmas happened with little fanfare.  JD and Riley did not come home and I survived.  They are both working and we had a great Thanksgiving together in Santa Cruz knowing that it was not likely we would have Christmas together.  Those who know me know that I am not a "santa's in my bathroom" kind of Christmas person so a quite few days with my husband and a few nice family dinner was perfect!!.  In fact our total decorations this year were 2 poinsettia's. Done and to be honest..I loved it.  

Anyway since it is almost Valentines Day....


December was NOT massive bike training as it has been in year past. But I did get a new bike..LOVE my Cervelo P3 with Di2! 

 Although I did swim 103,000 yards so it was massive swim month.  I rode when I could sneak it in. See my adoring husband was burning the candles at both ends getting Gainsborough Ave ready to sell.  I was busy packing and buying a house but the hours of labor he did was impressive.  I am a 100% klutz, lack skills with a hammer or really manual labor so my job was not to ride my bike every weekend but to keep the process going and cook for the hungry workers ( sound so domestic) .  It really was a team effort maybe but we got it done. packed, sold and moved 


1- we closed on the Encinitas House 12/23 - with HUGH thanks to Leah Green, the magical mortgage broker who made it happen along with Christine Kueneke our realtor- 2 gems IF you are buying a house!!!

2- we sold Gainsborough Ave FSBO - a process that saves us a lot of $ but has lead me to believe most (not ours) Realtor are bottom sucking pond scum.  The rudeness, the arrogance and insulting phone calls we received. I kid you not. "what makes you think you can sell you home over a real estate professional such as I" all said in a snarky voice.  We had over 60 calls from mostly jerks and jerkess (female jerk?)  telling us how awesome they were and we were fools to think we could do this.  And that they would be in touch in Jan so "help us out"  We did it ! closed on Jan 17th !  good bye

3- We moved and LOVE LOVE LOVE our new place.... the dogs love it ,we love it and are completely entrenched in the bubble.  ie: when driving more than 5 minutes seems so far. I used to drive 30 minutes to swim and now I go to Whole Foods because it is 1 mile closer than Sprouts.  Again- LOVING it.

4 Did I say we are happy?

5- no photos on this blog- next week, when i am back to weekly blogging it gets fun again....

6- Yoga- re-embracing it thanks to fitn Imagine you could go to any fitness studio with any friend and every time you helped a child get healthy… That's what Fitn does!  And now  you can do it for $1 for 30 days...more on my FITN adventures next week- but I HIGHLY endorse it!!

7- Training- ugh... well getting back into it and addressing my run.  Yup my run still sucks...thanks you Mike for taking this on.... 5k a month- done 2 and ouch!  pace work off the bike, week 1 was epic fail, but we have many more to try again.   Swimming- good. Biking- hard intervals- love them and SOOO glad to be working hard on the bike again.  My bike definitely slipped the last 2 years.  Run- please let this be my year of running- No injuries :) , its only Jan 26 and last year at this time I was running 20 min max.  New miracle worker coach.  It's all good.

Bam we are caught up ..... Ciao