Shall we share a few final 'fessions for this train wreck of a year?
Truth be told, while 2020 dumped many unforeseen challenges on us, it wasn't all gloom and doom. After all, I'm a strong believer in finding the sliver lining of every cloud (because EVERY cloud does have one). Let's suffice it to say the past nine months have given me many opportunities to strengthen that skill.
Recently, there's been a lot of stuff happening...
First of all, the mail. Can I mailfess that my mail-anticipation-stress has been unusually high? These aren't last-minute things that I procrastinated on ordering; these are goodies that have been "in transit" from other peeps. One such item was a holiday shirt, gifted from a team of race organizers as a token of thanks for my service as an ambassador. Only, I've been expecting this gift since November 4th. I didn't have any tracking info, and since it was a gift, I was not about to inquire on its whereabouts. Well, it arrived this week...and it came with an unexpected bonus item, a branded face mask! It definitely was worth the (long) wait, and all is forgiven (it's not like I have a shortage of holiday-inspired gear).
Speaking of holiday-inspired gear, I have had a lot of fun donning the red and green this month. Let me fashionfess, though, I don't have as many items as many would believe. I'm simply an #artgeek who is always mixing and matching pieces to create multiple outfits. Pictured below is my entire Holiday Gear Kit. Actually, only six items are true "holiday" pieces...four inexpensive pairs of leggings and two tops (the socks are cheap accessories), but they filter into the red and green holiday theme. Stay tuned, I might do a separate post showing how these six pieces, when mixed with other basic pieces, have given me 25 different holiday-themed outfits.
Most know I am not a fan of the cold weather. Although I willingly run outside (most days), I can honestly freezefess that I don't always love doing so. Don't forget, in Iowa, the coldest of the cold is yet to come in January and February. But, we're now on the other side of the Winter Solstice. Knowing the days are getting progressively longer and brighter makes me giddy.
Although I have had a taste of virtual racing burnout, I have to runfess that I have registered for (yet) another one. I have never done a hot chocolate-themed race, but the Allstate Hot Chocolate series has them happening everywhere. Come January, I'll be in low-key maintenance mode, so a virtual 5K will be a fun thing to look forward to. Plus, the swag is pretty sweet, literally. I'm registered for the Houston virtual, scheduled for January 30th (but since it's virtual, it doesn't have to be run on that actual date). If anyone is interested in joining me (possibly another blogger virtual endeavor?), you can use the code BRHC20 to get a free running hat with your registration.
|Even though this image showcases the San Fran venue, the swag is all the same
Last March (the weekend before Covid-19 hit the fan), the hubby and I ventured to Omaha to run the Leprechaun Chase 10K. Recently, the registration opened for the 2021 event, and the hubby asked if I wanted to go back (because HE was hoping to). This is one of those events that always sells out, and I suspect the allotted registrations are smaller this year (you know, Covid safety protocol). So, I'll runfess it here and now...we're donning o' the green and going back to Omaha in March. Fingers crossed, the luck of the Irish will be on our side and this race will hold.
|Omaha Leprechaun Chase 2020
Finally, as we endure a holiday season like none other, my wish for you is to keep on keeping on. There are many things we cannot control, but our attitude is all on us. Best wishes for a joyous season...stay healthy, keep yourselves safe and smile through all the sweaty workouts.
That's it for me. Since it's Christmas Day, and I have a few things happening, I familyfess that I may be a bit delayed in reading/commenting/replying...but I will respond as soon as I am able.
How about you? Anything to 'fess up?