Good Morning From Fair Lakes Virginia!
No I am not on travel. This is a subset of Fairfax county in Northern VA, that isn’t really a place, so much as an area. It’s where there are a lot of offices, and some homes, but mostly a place people commute to, like myself.
I am feeling rather chipper this morning, despite the nagging headache and the fact I am at work, because of two things!
- I’m going to work out at the gym at work during lunch
- IT’S THE LAST DAY OF CLASSES
The workout: I’m allotting about enough time for me to hit 3 miles or roughly 30 minutes. Then I plan on doing a quick wipe down, dry shampoo of the hair, and then it’s back to work. I think I need to do this more because it breaks up the day and makes the afternoon fly by – especially because I will be in meetings for the remainder of my day. I’m going with a coworker/friend Grace who is training to run a 5K and because of the weather has found that running outside is kind of annoying – I agree with her. I would much rather run in tepid weather (50′s – 60′s) than the bitter cold. But I have done the bitter cold thing because of races (training and racing) and once you’re out there moving (especially at a race) it doesn’t matter so much. But I am also crazy.
Last Day Of Class: It’s my last day of the Fall Semester. All of my cohorts are off to do great things in schools and I have Spring Semester to learn about Bilingual and Second Language Acquisition Students. It’s gonna be great! Plus I’m only taking one class, and studying for the Praxis, so I won’t have to let certain things fall off to the wayside and I can focus better. Plus the class is Thursdays from 4:30 – 7:10 so I’ll even get home at a decent hour! I’m most likely going to use Thursdays as my workout at lunch day so I can get it all in. Or I’ll switch back to morning workouts… I meant to do that over the summer and failed after week 2 because, man, getting up early is hard if you’re not used to it. I’d like to get back into it, if possible, at least two days a week. Maybe I’ll start this next week with Tuesday and Thursday being my morning workout days and see how it goes. MAYBE I’ll get up early enough to go running outside!
Wow everything I talk about circles back to Workouts, apparently.
I’m annoying that way.
We went to our brewery last night (it’s ours because we love it, and you can’t have it, so there.). They were tapping the newest barrel of their Pumpkin Saison, which is amazing, but also 7.1 percent ABV, so I was done for the night after that one… only because Jason was done, and he reminded me I am not 21 and will not bounce back. He was kind of right, because here I am with a mild hangover/headache thing. I hate when he is right, and I have that it’s most of the time. Anyways, we got our growler filled with Double Chocolate Stout which is my favorite beer from them (well I love all of them, but yeah.) and Jason was brave enough to have a glass when we got home – I was tipsy because I am apparently a lightweight now.
I’m shocked at how fast the days are going – 15 more work days till I get a nice bit of time off! WAHOO. I am so ready for Christmas – I am not sure how ready Jason is… But I’m READY!
- Are you doing anything special for the holidays?
- Do you workout in the morning, lunch time, or evening or all three?
- Beer – What’s your favorite?