1) Mark and I leave tomorrow evening to spend 4 whole days with his incredible family in LA. Who's excited!!!!! These people rock my world. I seriously love them. There's currently 10 of us adults and two kids under 2 years old. We'll probably go to Six Flags on Friday, Saturday will be New Year's Eve celebrations, again as a family. We'll probably dine somewhere fancy to celebrate Mark's Dad who just learned he won an Academy Award.
Yes you read that right. An Academy Award. He'll walk the red carpet.
Why? He's a brilliant engineer and he designed a camera (I couldn't tell ya which one to save my life) that was incredibly innovative and tech savvy. Which won him this cool award.
So hurray! We get to celebrate this once in a lifetime achievement! I'm looking forward to it.
2) My sister-in-law is pregnant again! HURRAYY! More babies!
3) Today's workout was one of those workouts where I didn't want to go to the gym, and I reasoned with myself that if I got there, I could walk at an 10.0 incline instead of running.But that felt hard. I did that for maybe 10 minutes but I felt bad to get all changed into workout clothes only not to sweat enough to count, so I started running at a 2.0 incline and at my normal medium pace. This also felt incredibly grueling and I didn't understand why. This pace is usually easy. But I was finally moving and I made another mental deal with myself, that if I ran some intervals, that the jogging would get easier. RIGHT?
Nope. Still difficult. And not fun. I sweated (is that a word?!) a lot. And thankfully I finished without further compromise. Nothing feels as good as finishing a hard workout.
4) We already packed up all our Christmas decorations. Christmas is gone until next year. Don't call me a Scrooge.
How was your Christmas?