The past week has definitely been jam packed with the good, bad and definitely ugly. I hope the next year isn't as insane as this past week. I don't think I'll make it if it is;)
Last weekend, while fun, definitely wore me thin. A brief recap: dinner with teammates Friday evening before the race, Birthday which included a call from my parents at 6:43am (yes, it's tradition), Club Champs race, running around town to prepare for my night out on the town, birthday silliness at the boat basin, meet my brother and his wife for brunch sunday, help SL move.. Oh and this does not include the mental anguish which I can't go into detail about here.
With all that, I didn't get my long run in this past weekend. I also just did not feel like running at all. It was really weird because I've never had such a sensation before. I met Pink Monkey Tuesday morning to get a 12 miler in and I was miserable. I felt terrible and I think my comment to her summed it up well "this is honestly the last thing I really want to be doing right now." Again, I attribute this to other aspects of life going on. It probably didn't help that it was dark and rainy.
Oh yeah! Other good news! I got a promotion at work! I'm officially labeled an "Engineer." No, I do not wear a pocket protector:-p
Well I'm in Philly this weekend and 20 miler #1 is tomorrow. My dad (the coolest guy ever!) is going to run the entire 20 with me:)
Today marks another birthday. Today could mark other things that shall not be announced as of now=)
Off to Central Park for club champs! Woohoo!
Happy Birthday, Uptown Girl! Uptown Girl, my livejournal, turns 4 today. It's survived a lot in four years. Four years, a full Presidential term...though I use that term loosely;-) 570 entries, well 571 counting this one...665 people have dared to comment. It's gone through the ups and downs of what is called my life...a name change or two. It's seen the fun and games of college life to the life of a 20 something in New York City. My ramblings have gone from finding an internship to a full time job to moving to New York. From dancing in THON 2002 to running a marathon (or two!) to throwing people in my judo class. Not to mention my fortunes of the best roomie in the world in college to the horrors of finding roommates in NYC. We've endured one Bush term, witnessed the end of the Boston Red Sox curse, a blackout, transit strike, the return of Penn State football...and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Definitely a lot of change from being that junior at Penn State...for better? I think so but I guess you, my readership, can also judge that. Amazing...I've never been so diligent to keeping a record of something...oh the days of digitalization.
Oh but there were times that Uptown Girl almost died. It's gone through spurts where it most likely felt abandoned as I just was unmotivated to write. However, I always seemed to come back at some point and talk about anything that came to mind. And I think it was for the better...
But we march on into 2006 alive and well...ready for a second term. So where does Uptown Girl go from here? I don't know...I guess you'll have to continue to read to find out....and for me just live life.
Happy Birthday, Uptown Girl....here's to more thoughts to share in the days, months and years to come.