Hi! So, as you may have noticed, I haven't participated in this blog hop for a LOOOOOOOONNNG time. And oddly enough, I'm not going to be participating in it for a little while longer because next Friday and the following three after that I'll be posting letters for the A to Z Challenge instead of these posts. But I will posting on at least a few of those Sundays to let you all know what I'm up to outside of trying to compose a 26 part story. Like next Saturday, for example, I have a big race that I'm certainly going to want to tell you about (and to show you pictures of).
At any rate, all of that goes to lead to the first thing I'm celebrating this week:
WRITING I'm writing again! Fingers to keyboard, reading over Wikipedia articles, scraping and rewriting sentences- the whole nine! It's been so incredibly long since I've written fiction that I'm honestly still a little shocked that I know how to do it. I never thought I'd lost it altogether, but I did start to wonder about "if" rather than "when", to be perfectly honest. It's just been so long since I'd had any desire whatsoever I'm totally out-of-mind excited to be doing it again.
Those of you who are also doing the challenge please come by and read- if I pull this thing off it'll be nothing short-of epic. And I will be visiting as many of you as I can each day to see the awesome stuff you're writing!
RUNNING As mentioned, I am still running and I had a rather large milestone last Saturday that I'm still geeking out about.
3rd place! I've never placed in a race before! How cool is that?!?I'm trying not to lose the win in the context- like the fact that it snowed the day before so a whole lot of (presumably faster) people looked at their windows and went 'Hell no!" which left me to move up as I ran through 3 inches of snow. But that's the cool part after all, isn't it? I ran in the effing snow! And I got 3rd place for doing it. I don't care what the context, that's still awesome. I'm thrilled.
I've got to get outside at least a couple of times before next Saturday because I have my first-ever 15K coming up which looks to be freaking awesome- they give us chocolate when we cross the finish line! So like I said, I'll definitely be posting pictures of that.
LOVE My very good friend from college who I get to see all of ONCE a year even though she doesn't live nearly far enough away to justify that rare of a visit (don't we all friends like that?) is having a baby in a couple of months. Given that she will be swallowed by the chaos of newborn care-taking after that happens I talked her in to a quickie visit before her due date for some last minute baby-free talk and hang-out time. I connected with her over Skype last night and I have to say that I just freaking LOVE her.
It helps that she is mother incarnate at the moment with that whole glow-thing going on and you can tell from the smile on her face that she's never been so thrilled about any endeavor she's ever undertaken before and it's just miraculous to see. I'm so psyched to be seeing her and her wonderful hubby in a couple of weeks, I can't wait!
Happy Friday, everyone! Looking forward to seeing you all during the A to Z challenge!