Monday, December 08, 2008

Finding my groove

Things are starting to calm down in my world right now. I'm finally feeling like my new house is actually a home. I've got my morning routine pretty much down to a science. (Roll out of bed at six, get dressed, brush teeth, put in contacts, walk to metro, get to work at 7).

Because of my early morning work hours, I'm still trying to get used to this running after work thing. Although I am most definitely a morning person, there is absolutely no way I can drag myself out of bed at 4:30 a.m. to run in the freezing temps. I'll reevaluate 4:30 running when it gets warmer out, but for now, I'll stick to running after work.

Last Thursday, I was able to get a solid 4.5 miler in. I did an out and back course along 16th Street mainly because it's the only road I know that has street lights so I can see and not trip and doesn't require you to cross many busy roads.

Tonight I have a three miler on the schedule and today also kicks off RunToFinish's Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge. So as long as I go out and get my run in, I can start earning some points!

Moving update:

I bought a bed this weekend! And dropped obscene amounts of money at Ikea. Who knew mattresses and box springs were so freakin' expensive. Not me.

They are also a pain in the butt to carry up stairs (or just carry in general) but BF and I managed somehow.

Seriously, BF deserves a medal or something for helping me yesterday. We borrowed his stepdad's truck to load up the bed and dresser from Ikea, took it all home and then spent like 2.5 hours assembling the bed. We were both so sick of building furniture by the time we finished we didn't even start the dresser. (Plus BF wanted to watch the Redskins game...too bad they lost hehe...that may sound mean, but I'm an Eagles fan and now my team isn't last in the division anymore.)

But man was it nice to sleep in a real bed last night and not on an air mattress! The obnoxiously expensive mattress was so worth it.

So basically I'm forever indebted to BF for his help. I started by paying him back with pizza for dinner. They way to a man's heart is through his stomach right? lol!

Also congrats to Frayed Laces on her BQ!

Hope you all have a fabulous Monday and good luck to everyone participating in the HBBC!


Wes said...

That's really cool you got somebody there to help you out. You are off to a good start!! Running after work can be a little hard to do at the end of the day. Just make it a habit and don't give yourself an out!!

Jess said...

Glad to hear you're getting settled!

Viv said...

Good news on getting settled in before the holidays and finding your groove. For some reason now i am singing "Get Into The Groove"

Brianna said...

Hooray! It was just a matter of time - glad to hear everything is going so well (even if beds are expensive!).

M*J*C said...

Glad to hear that you're settling into your place! Very nice of the BF to help out, he sounds like a good catch!

Carolina John said...

I always celebrated when i got "nested" into a new place. You put things exactly where you expect them to be, establish a routine, it makes you feel so comfortable. then someone else (kids or boyfriend) comes along and wrecks the whole thing. that's always fun.

Marcy said...

I hear you Jess! I've been having a hard time doing the morning running as well. It's just too hard when the temps are so low :-/

RunToFinish said...

I have to say winter throws my workouts off a bit.. I don't really like the super cold morning, but I do prefer working out in the morning!

Annette said...

Glad you're settling in. I hear you about not wanting to get up super early especially this time of year! At least the after work runs are working for you! Enjoy the new bed!

J~Mom said...

I am glad to hear that you are getting settled in! I would not get up that early to run either!!

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