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Pity Party, table of one

It's been a pretty rough week.

With everything that's been going on with my family and how busy work is, I chose not to go home for the holidays. And bc of that decision, I ended up spending Christmas Day alone. And the day after. And I. Didn't love it. 
I had a few people over for Christmas Eve and that was great. Until it ended. I really did not want to be alone but I was.
One of these days I will figure out a way to make more friends in Houston. I have some. But most are the kinds of friends you see every few weeks for drinks or a run or yoga. I have one friend who I spend the most time with and therefore rely on way too often and probably expect too much from...but that's a story for another day.
And then there's the worry while waiting for my test results. Supposedly 3-5 days for the blood work, 10-14 days for the biopsy. But it's the holidays so I'm not holding my breath. 

I love my dog more than anything, she's always here for my when I need her.

Lately (12.24.15)

It's been a really weird week.

I've been working on getting my Christmas shopping finished, trying to get some runs and yoga in, was named to Team Nuun...and have been dealing with some pretty severe hives.

I've had hives for over a year now. Allergy pills keep them under control most of the time. Well I missed two pills in a row last week and I have no idea if that's what brought this on but I've now had two rounds of hives that have lasted longer than 48 hours a piece. And the second round even had some that blistered. So on my second trip to the dermatologist in four days they did two biopsies. 

At this point I think they really have no idea what it is. So I just have to wait for the bloodwork and biopsy results to come in. In 7-10 days. Awesome. 
It doesn't really hurt but the area still itches some and I obviously can't scratch it. So I just try to ignore it. 
I've set up my tree, put a few gifts under it and have to finish my grocery shopping in …

Team Nuun

So excited to announce that I have been named to Team Nuun!

Nuun, pronounced “noon,” was the first to separate electrolyte replacement from carbohydrates. Ten years later they’re still leading the way and revolutionizing hydration.

Hydration is important, whether you're running a marathon or a marathon of errands. 

Now it's time to start planning my 2016 race calendar!

Finally Friday

It's been a long week. Time for the weekend...and more work.

Family relationships

Warning. I did not censor this post. 

I was talking with the twin one day right after she moved to Denver. We were talking about my current relationship status with our parents. And she told me that we were the ones that moved away, so if we wanted to keep that relationship going, then we were the ones who had to make all the effort.

I think that's bullshit, we're family. You should want to talk to me too. Just because I don't live 20 minutes away should not make me less of a priority.

But unfortunately it seems my family agrees with her. Because since I've stopped making daily or weekly phone calls, there's a lot of people I haven't talked to.

When I found out that my parents were going to Colorado for Thanksgiving, I was crushed. TEN years I've lived away and do you know how many holidays have been spent with me where I live? NONE. Twin moves away and three months later the holiday is with her. Yes, it was in Steamboat and she lives in Denver. But h…

Catching up. Again

I have been a pretty bad blogger this year. Thirty-one posts and we are nearing the end of November.

Sometimes my heart just wasn't in it, sometimes I was just busy and sometimes I didn't have anything to say. But I don't want to give up on my little blog just yet. I know there are at least a few people out there who like to read what I write, so I'll try and keep at it.

57 days from race day and things are getting pretty busy over here. But this year I'm trying to keep up with running, yoga and cooking while still getting all my work done. And. Now I have Lola to play with. I had all the intentions of working last night once I realized I didn't have any plans. But after dinner when I was on the couch, she crawled onto my lap and I couldn't/wouldn't make her move. We just hung out for a few hours catching up on my dvr.

Scrolling through my pics from the last few weeks, how could I forget to post about the day that turned into a Friends episode...I boug…

The Holidays Are Coming

One week from today is Thanksgiving and 36 days from today is Christmas. and I still don't know what I am doing for either one.

Race day is 58 days away and I have some major deadlines looming.

I swear it was just June like three days ago.

This will be the fourth year in a row that I haven't gone home for Thanksgiving and I am mostly ok with that. Especially since my family won't even be home for it. They are having Thanksgiving in Colorado. Yes, I was invited. No, I am unfortunately not going. I thought long and hard about it. I've been looking at flights for forever. Tried to move past the irrational jealousy...I have lived away from home for 10 years and the fam has never come to me for a holiday. The twin has lived away from home for three months. And Thanksgiving is in her state this year. But that's not why I'm not going. Mostly.

This is an insanely busy time of year for me. Did I mention the race is in 58 days? My overall to do list takes up 1.5 pages o…

Back in NYC

Last week I traveled to New York for the 2015 TCS NYC Marathon. I don't think I'd been in Manhattan since my days with NBCO. It was good to be back, but seeing as it was a work trip there was not much free time to be had.

I got in Thursday early afternoon, checked into my hotel and headed straight to the media center to pick up my credentials and check in with SPS, who was running things there and will be running things in my media center in January. We caught up for a few minutes and then I had to head back to my hotel to get some work done. The 50 blocks I walked in those few hours were going to have to count for the days run bc there was no way I was going on one.

Friday I spent the day working in the media center, helping with the elite athlete interviews and whatever else they needed. I got back to my hotel just in time to dump my computer off and head to a work dinner. Saturday was full of meetings. And Sunday was race day. I was up and at the media center by 6:30am. Wo…