Five Things Friday: just five things I’m thinking about or things that made my week, or things that I otherwise feel like sharing.
Sometimes, 6000 miles are 6000 miles. Sometimes, FaceTime can bridge the distance and make it feel a little shorter. Sometimes, 6000 miles can feel a lot farther.
Sometimes, a week feels like a week. Sometimes, a week can stretch like it’s never going to end. Sometimes, you blink and a whole week just disappeared.
In case you follow my private account on Instagram, I am sorry for the cryptic post from last Friday. I usually hate those, but I wasn’t quite ready to share. My aunt, my mom’s younger sister, passed away last Friday. Even though she hadn’t been well for a while, it was a bit of a shock. I am still processing the news. It’s a very strange thing to grieve from afar. While I am removed from the “direct impact”, I am also somewhat alone in navigating these emotions. Thanks to everyone who left a kind and thoughtful comment.
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My half marathon training is ramping up and let’s just say, it feels good to be getting more miles on my legs again (like, 4-5 runs per week). Also, the time outside is really good for my headspace right now. It doesn’t hurt that the rain has stopped and we had some chilly, but sunny days this week. Well, and to be honest, any exercise/sweat session is good for my head. I realize that when I process emotions (see point above), I either sleep (and deep! I fell asleep on the couch at 7:30 pm on Wednesday) or I need to sweat it out. What’s your coping mechanism?
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This weekend, I’ll be participating in my third PeloFondo. I shared my experiences with my first and second events last year. I will take it easy though (as I also have a long run on my training plan), but it’s always a lot of fun to participate in a ‘team event’ and I hope to catch some rides with Tanja and fellow teammates from our Streakers365 group.
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I scheduled my Covid booster and a mammogram today. I also have a (preventive) colonoscopy and a follow-up endoscopy (after last year’s scope) coming up in a few weeks. Getting older is fun, y’all. (But really, the message is: just make these damn appointments!)
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I am taking down the Christmas tree this weekend. (If you’re laughing right now – or if you’re shocked, haha – I understand.) I do keep it up longer than most people. I was still enjoying it though and why would I take it down, if it brings me joy? But I think I am finally ready now to pack it away. How long did you keep your tree up?
How was your week?