Dear readers, my blog has been on a vacation for the past 8 months while I have decided what to do about it. After much thought, I am going to be taking it off line this month (yes all good things need to come to an end), so I figured it was only fitting to catch up with everyone before I step out of the blogging world.
If we were having coffee, I would ask you if your kids are back to school and what their plans are. My eldest is going into the arts and starts college mid September. The second one is a junior in high school. I am so proud of the young ladies that they have become. They are dynamic, interesting, fun, grounded and both have big life goals. It is so much fun watching them grow up.
Over coffee I would want to hear about your summer. Did you travel ? Any home projects ? I had 3 weeks vacation that we took in the States, and stayed with my parents in Maine. We hadn’t been to Maine in the summer for 4 years. I saw so much of my family, my brother & SIL came, and met with friends whom I hadn’t physically seen in years. We also went to the beach, the coast, went boating, and generally touristy things. It was all about quality time with family. PERFECT.
Over coffee we would probably chat about running & fitness. My running mojo disappeared at the beginning of this year after having run 2 marathons in 2016. It took about 6 months for it to come back. And at the moment, it is back in full swing. I have been working with Holly at Hohoruns since June, training for the Beach to Beacon 10K in August (nailed it ) and I have a 10K and half marathon in the same weekend at Disneyland Paris end of September. This is the first time ever I have worked with a running coach and it has been an amazing experience. Holly perfectly understood my objectives, is extremely reactive and encouraging, and while the plan is tough, it is not overly tough so I have never once been discouraged. I am in a really good place at the moment, and thus have signed up for 2 more races in October and one in November.
During my running hiatus, I did a lot more weight lifting, HIIT and general strength training. The variety did my mind and body good.
Over coffee, I would admit that my running hiatus also allowed me a much more active social life. I made an effort this year to catch up with many more friends.
If we were having coffee, I would also have to admit that I have also taken up a new hobby, golf. My husband has been taking lessons for 3 years and has been on my case about learning with him. As our kids will be leaving home over the next few years, I figured it was a great hobby to do together. So, I have been taking lessons since March, and am really really enjoying myself. In France we can play almost all year round. I have really enjoyed learning something new.
All in all, it has been a good year. Work is good. My health and my family’s health is good. I have done some traveling both for work and personal reasons. My kids are at a really good place.
So while I will take my blog off line during September, I am still active on Instagram. Hope you all have a great fall ! Tell me how your year has been !