Hi, friends! It feels like I haven’t talked to you in forever because of the one two three weekend recaps, plus a race report. Like the weekend, this week has been packed with activities—finishing up some freelancing assignments, doing some last-minute gift shopping, and packing for my trip home. Honestly, I didn’t take a ton of pictures this week, but I will share the ones I snapped and Instagrammed. My alma mater has a weekly website feature called “This Week in Photos” (or TWIP for short), so I’m borrowing that concept for this post.
It’s wine o’clock somewhere.
This bottle of Finger Lakes wine was conveniently left behind from my family’s visit. Oh, well; someone needs to drink it. Time to get merry! (Kidding, sort of.)
At the end of one of this week’s runs on the Westside Highway, I saw this billboard.
Kudos to the marketing department; they know their audience!
“Santa! I know him!” (In Buddy the Elf’s voice.)
Finishing up some last-minute Christmas shopping at The Container Store, aka heaven on earth.
On Tuesday night, my alma mater held a holiday gathering, and before the event, I met up with some friends for drinks. (We needed some liquid courage to get our networking juices flowing.) Anyway, aren’t these lights gorgeous?
It’s a blurry picture, but these Christmas lights took the shape of actual lights.
Remember my pre-season triathlon training plan that calls for one run per week in Central Park? I finally made it there yesterday morning.
This was my first run in the park ever, and I will never forget it. The crisp temperature and gorgeous scenery made tackling the hills more bearable. Kind of.
Since I’m from Central New York, I’m no stranger to hills, but I haven’t ran them in … uh …three months? It was a wakeup call for sure, especially because the run course of the New York City Triathlon goes through Central Park. I definitely have my work cut out for me, but I’m ready!
Speaking of triathloning, I went to the Full Throttle Endurance holiday party last night. No pictures to share, but I had a blast! I was a little nervous because the only person I knew there was Andrew (so I essentially went to a 150-person party only knowing one person), but it was totally fine. Triathletes are super friendly and welcoming by nature, so I knew making friends wouldn’t be a problem, and it was great to meet some future teammates. It was funny, though, because I was the youngest person there by at least five years, so I got called a baby a few times! Everyone seemed incredibly passionate about the sport and had nothing but great things to say about the coaches and team–is it Jan. 7 yet?
Happy Friday! How are your Christmas preparations coming along? Where will you be spending the holidays?