Currently looking forward to:
Visiting San Antonio this weekend for the first time! I hear it's a charming colonial city with lots of history. It'll be fun to check out the famed Riverwalk. Ever since I booked this trip several months ago, I've been planning to remember the Alamo. =D
I'll be running the Rock N Roll San Antonio Remix Challenge: a 10K on Saturday and a half marathon on Sunday. There is no better way to explore a city than in your running shoes, yes? My only goals are to enjoy the atmosphere and cross the finish line with a smile (and maybe a race photo body spasm or two).
While in town, I am excited to meet up with Annabelle, who is also running both races. Miles and medals for everyone, yee haw!!! (<== trying to get myself into the Texas spirit!)
Current running-hiatus plan:
Immediately after the conclusion of Rock N Roll San Antonio, I want to take a break from running.
I have a 5-week Pure Barre membership package that I plan to activate next week. My goal is to go to at least 4 barre classes every week. My hips and core could really use the focus.
In addition to barre, I've got some really good momentum going with my twice-weekly lifting routine. I'd love to kick things up a notch. I don't want to overdo things, though, since barre is also a form of strength-training. We'll see how things go.
Currently listening to:
Another song that I picked up from Zumba class (which is where I get most of my new music these days) - "Hey Mama" by David Guetta:
It's the latest addition to my workout playlist. I find myself visualizing the Zumba dance moves every time I hear it!
In addition to my usual hockey binges, I've gotten hooked on NBC's Blindspot.
It's rare for me to watch network television shows. I wasn't optimistic the show would hold my interest beyond the first few episodes, but I think it's gotten better as the weeks have gone by.
I am also eagerly awaiting the new season of The Americans starting in March.
Side note: Both of these shows jolt me with the sinister implications of their storylines; however, The Americans really terrifies me. After watching, I like to flip to something light (like a cooking show or Mickey Mouse Clubhouse) to take off the edge.
Current color obsession:
Notwithstanding Pantone's announcement of rose quartz and serenity as the 2016 colors of the year, I am currently all about emerald green. I was inclined to wear something green every single day this week (but I held back).
I think green is perfect in December. It can be a holiday color, but it stands out a bit amidst the usual sea of holiday red. Plus, it's a pleasant reminder of the lushness of spring and summer (sigh!)
Speaking of spring/summer and things that are green...
Currently NOT planning:
I have a grand total of one race on my calendar next year - the Shamrock Shuffle. Other than that, my 2016 race calendar is completely clean right now. What an amazing feeling!
I've been tempted by a few races offering early-registration discounts (most notably, the CARA Live Grit Lakefront 10), but so far nothing has pushed me over the edge. If this holds true, next year will be an extremely low-volume race year. Quality over quantity, for sure.
Your turn! What "states of the moment" are new with you these days?
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