I know that I haven’t posted anything in quite a long time. Honestly I ran out of steam. With the way that this year has gone (from everything in the world to everything in my little world), I just lost all motivation to post. I drastically decreased my baking though still kept up with running (just not to the degree I had been doing it earlier this year). I didn’t have any races after my Spring ones so didn’t feel the urge to run a ton and post about it. I did work on increasing my running intensity (doing intervals on the treadmill and outside), which I think is good for my overall fitness.
There have been a lot of other big things going on such as re-doing our entire kitchen and taking up a new hobby. Since I know this blog isn’t really read regularly or even much at all, I’m going to jot down some notes/thoughts from the past year mostly so I remember it.
Early 2017 involved some big changes at work with new co-workers that I worked with closely. I enjoyed it as I got to put on a different work hat — that of being a mentor. Also there were a ton of staffing changes and something I’ve started to be more comfortable with, which is change. I’ve always been the type to like everything to stay fairly constant. Change is/was always a scary word to me. I need to take the advice of my father, who has the philosophy to “go with the flow” (of the river…or life). I think that at least with regards to work, I’ve become better at adjusting to changes.
The highlight of the early part of 2017 was two-fold. Japan (see posts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6) and the Big Sur Marathon. While I was sick for the latter half of the Japan trip, it was still such an amazing place to visit and great experience. The Big Sur Marathon was a bucket-list marathon and I’m still amazed I got in on the first go around with the lottery system. Even though I bonked (and didn’t have the best taper leading up to the race due to Japan), I still enjoyed the experience overall. Most likely I’ll never do it again so it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me. Plus you can’t beat visiting Monterey/Carmel.
The latter half of 2017 was focused mostly on the kitchen. At some point I’ll probably put up some posts about it since it was a big part of the year. I’m happy with the outcome and glad that it is done with.
A trip down to San Diego at the end of the year was a nice way to cap it off as well. Again, I somehow was sick for this trip as well so even though I didn’t feel the greatest, I still enjoyed it because it is San Diego! Continue reading “2017 Year-end wrap-up”