Back to our regular scheduled programming

by - Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Again more apologies for being so absent of late. I hate letting the blog slide this much, but I should be getting back to my normal routine soon.

These past few weeks have been absolutely nuts and I haven't gotten a single run in since two Fridays ago I think. Not good for marathon training.

I don't think I've ever explained really about the whole new job-moving thing-trying to find places to run, but here's a quick rundown of what I've been dealing with the past three weeks.

I moved out of York Nov. 14th and went to stay at the BF's place. He and his roommates very graciously offered to let me stay until I found a place to live. I had a week off in between my old job and my new job and I used that time to kick off marathon training and spend most of my days on Craigslist looking for houses and most of my nights visiting those places.

It was crazy and stressful and I hated that I was homeless and bumming off the BF and his friends.

By the middle of that week I had found a nice townhouse with reasonable rent and two nice roommates so I at least had that ironed out. Only problem was, I couldn't move in until Nov. 30 and my job started Nov. 24.

My new job is in D.C. a couple of blocks from the White House. The easiest way to get there is by the metro. My new place is two blocks from a metro station, unfortunately BF lives much closer to Annapolis than D.C. and is about a 30 minute drive from the closest metro station.

So that means last week I had to wake up crazy early, drive to the metro, then ride the metro for like 45 minutes before I even got to work. And then do it all again on the way home. I was leaving the house a little before 7 a.m. and getting back after 7 p.m. Long, long days.

All I wanted to do when I got home was curl up and go to sleep, which is basically what I did.

Unfortunately I had to work the Friday after Thanksgiving so I didn't get to go home and spend Turkey Day with my family. It's the first Thanksgiving in my 22 years that I wasn't with them so that was a little weird. I spent the day with the BF and part of his fam though and we had a great time.

Last weekend I was so glad to sleep in on Saturday before going to watch Maryland soccer in the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament (they won 2-1 and play again this weekend). Sunday was moving day and then collapsing on the sofa and watching football.

Now that I'm in my new place my commute is slashed in half, which is so nice. I still haven't had a chance to run in part because I haven't found a place where I won't get run over and in part because I'm still settling in.

I have no furniture yet (that's this weekend's goal) so I'm living out of boxes and sleeping on an air mattress. I feel like a squatter.

Last night was BF's birthday so I took him to dinner after work and then we walked around downtown and got back kind of late. Tonight I'm going to watch his volleyball game, so more no running for me, but I'm OK with it because I know I'm still settling in and trying to figure out my schedule.

I'll be back to running soon and I'm still fairly confident that I'll be ready for this marathon. I've still got plenty of time.

Just wanted to give you all a quick update on where I've been. I think I've finally caught up on most of your blogs (although I definitely didn't have time to comment on all of them, so my apologies.) I'm so looking forward to getting my furniture and having my parents drop off the last of my stuff this weekend so that I can be moved in for real and settle into a routine. It will be awesome.

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  1. Good God girl! Apologies, Smologies you've have been BUSY BUSY! Now just get back to norm and you should be good to go ;-)

  2. Congrats on getting moved in and starting the new job. How's it going so far?

  3. It's hard when everything in your life is upset like that. Soo, you'll be back to a more regular routine, and you'll get caught up with the running.

  4. It is tough to keep up with routine. Hang in there you have been busy don't worry bout no blog. Yes, when I get emphatitic i get all ghetto. so sorry you were not able to spend the holidays with your family but good that you had a nice one with the BF's family.

  5. wow girlie!!! those are some intense busy weeks!!! you will feel like you have so much time on your hands once you get back to normal :)

  6. Yes, you have been busy, but you are GETTING IT DONE!! Woo hoo!!! This is an exciting time for you. I'm glad things are going smoothly for you!

  7. With all of the running around you've been doing lately, you are probably prepared for an ultra no?

    BTW, thanks for the nom on TIART.

  8. Umm, did I totally miss something? BF? Is this boyfriend? or Best Friend?

    Please, fill me in! :)

  9. it will be nice to get everything settled. just in time for the holidays!

    congrats on the new place, it sounds really cool! and i was thinking about you while pulling for maryland to beat BC a couple of weeks ago.

  10. Sounds like a busy time. It's still early in marathon training. You'll get it going again. Good luck finding a new running place.

  11. Man, you have had a crazy couple of weeks. Good luck with getting settled.

  12. congrats on the new job the location sounds exciting! you should get in touch with Jeanne (Not Born to Run) I think she is in that area!

  13. Wow! You have been busy! I hope you get settled very soon.