Friday, January 4, 2013

The 520 Laps of Christmas

Happy New Year!

I spent a lovely week and a half with my fam in Cleveland. Which meant, drum roll please, 520 laps at the Rec Center.

I've gotten pretty spoiled by my 8-lap/mile track, so having to shrink down to an 11-lapper was a blessing and a curse. It was nice to be forced to slow down my speed, since really, there is no way to gain enough speed when you have to slow right back down again for the next turn. After calming my slight freak out and accepting that I didn't have a choice, I enjoyed the relaxed pace.

RRB joined me for a few runs as well, which is always fun. No playlist, no matter how exciting, can beat gabbing about food, politics and movies with your best running buddy! Another plus? My mom rode the bike a bunch of the times I went too! (She even chauffered me and worked out the entire time I was there my last day since my car had a flat. Now, that's love).

And the best part? Working out at the Rec means recovery dips in the hot tub. Now, that's luxury!

We're hot tub junkies

Aside from that, the time in Cleveland was great, I hated leaving. It was so nice spending time with mom (including the day after Christmas when we got snowed in), seeing friends & fam, and getting some quality Teddy time.

Now, it's back to the grind. I am finishing up this Disney painting I've been working on since before Seoul, and just started sketching out a new non-Disney painting last night.

Annnnd, my paintings will soon be available for purchase online! I am opening an Etsy account and will be listing my paintings soon. Mega millions, here I come. Ha!

I hope you all had wonderful holidays!

Teddy says Happy New Year too!


  1. I have to say I am a hot tub junkie too...makes all life's stresses melt away! Happy new year too and look forward to keeping up with your blog!

  2. I wish we had a hot tub at my gym...that would be faaaaantastic! Can't wait to see the paintings!!!

  3. Awww I love that pic of you and Teddy! You were snowed in? Awesome! Flying back from the cruise I saw areas under snow cover, sadly not Chicago. All the best with the Etsy shop--excellent idea!