And just like that, another year is done. To be honest, I have mixed feelings. I hoped that things would be easier, but the reality is that nothing is. It would be dishonest to say I’m leaving the feelings of anxiety and worry behind in the new year, but I am going to do my best to mitigate them.
- Cardio: 2.51 miles, walking
After breakfast and presents, I walked myself to my cat sitting job to spend some time with the three awesome kitties I’m watching. It was freezing, but no snow. Boo.
When I got home, I got to work. My parents were coming, and we decided we would just have snacks and grazing type food. We made dips, and of course I put together a board.
No family photo but I did get this great one with my beautiful mom.
- Cardio: 5 miles, running + 1.19 miles, walking
Even though it was still cold, this run felt fabulous. I’m super happy to be getting in more miles.
We packed the car and started driving to Tampa. Part of A’s gift was a few days in Busch Gardens (we got fun passes, so we can go back, too). The drive was trafficky, but we were able to check out some of the holiday lights they have set up.
- Cardio: theme park walking
No actual workout today. We spend the day at the park. It was not super crowded, but some of the rides kept going down, so the lines were longer than expected. Part of it was the cold, but it was ok. A and I got to do a roller coaster together, and then we saw some awesome animals.
- Cardio: 4.88 miles, walking
Time to drive home.
Usually Wednesdays are running days, but since we got back in town later, I opted to just walk instead, with a break to care for the cats. And yes. It warmed up.
- Cardio: 5.14 miles, walking
I met up with J for this walk, which was fabulous. Yay! I apologize for some of the rewears, but I don’t have a ton of clothes appropriate for the weather.
It was good to be home. I did a little bit of tidying and cleaning up after Christmas. Nothing too exciting.
- Cardio: 6 miles, running + .2 miles, walking
Another six miles! And there was much rejoicing!
Happy first birthday to Leonidas! He got cake and presents and lots of love.
I took A to have breakfast with my parents, and then he left to spend the night with them. Love their relationship.
- Cardio: 4.75 miles, walking
Happy New Year’s Eve!
I started with my walk. As per usual.
And the rest of the day will be spent prepping for a get together with friends, and organizing.
Goal-getting + Thoughts
I don’t know what 2023 is going to bring, but I do hope for good things.
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How was your week in training? Are you ready for 2023?
Darlene Cardillo says
Tampa sounded like a fun trip. I’ve always wanted to get there.
Happy New Year.
Hope 2023 is good year for you.
Tampa can be loads of fun. There’s a lot to do, and some really great events. We had a good time.
Lisa @ TechChick Adventures says
I suppose you don’t have much need at all for running tights, so I completely understand seeing them more than once this week! 🙂 Heck, even though I have several variations of warm tights I might just wear the same pair twice in a row because they don’t get sweaty when it’s really cold out!
The Busch Gardens trip looks fun! Happy New Year!
Very little need LOL! I rarely have a run where there’s no sweat. Even if it starts out cold, it usually warms up!
Kimberly Hatting says
Nice active week, especially with your trip in the mix. Great job keeping active. Happy 2023!
Ooh, Busch Gardens! I haven’t been there in YEARS. I’ll bet it was amazing- they probably had some really nice holiday lights.
Sounds like you guys had a nice Christmas. It must have been freezing- because it was in the 40s all the way down here.
Happy New Year, Jenn! I hope it brings you everything you want.
They had pretty lights and a super cute Christmas town with a little food festival. That’s what I wanted to do, but it didn’t work out.
It was freezing. Literally. I loved it though.
Deborah Brooks says
Bush Gardens is always fun. Looks like a great holiday with your parents. Way to finish the year strong. Looki forward to new Friday topics
It was fun. I have a better idea of the park so it will be fun to go back.
Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says
Happy New Year! I hope you had a great time with your family. I also hope that 2023 will be a better year than 2022…
I know the cold had to be rough down there, I couldn’t stand it up here in Philly!
I’m excited to see the upcoming Fit Five Friday topics for the year – now I can plan ahead and be sure to participate! 🙂
We are so excited to have you join us for FFF! I hope the topics help jog everyone’s creative side!
Happy 2023~ Looks like a great vacation. Hope you had a fun time with your family – it was great for me to see mine! WE’ve had some COLD weather – I’m jealous of your warm weather runs. I can’t remember the last time it was warm enough for me to run in a tank!
My goodness, Leonidas is soo cute!! And you’re a cat sitter too. How lovely!
Thanks for providing prompts for Fit Five Friday! I probably won’t join every week but will definitely be there now and then.
Stacie Seidman says
Happy New Year! Great job getting all those miles in even with a vacation thrown in there.
Happy belated birthday to little Leonidas! I like his birthday hat. 🙂
How fun that you were able to fit in a trip to Tampa. Sounds like a fun time!
Happy New Year!
Kim G says
I can totally relate to what you said about not leaving anxiety and worry behind in 2022. This is something I also struggle with. I’m trying to get better about it, but it’s truly a process.
Happy belated birthday to Leonidas, and happy new year. I hope 2023 is a great year!
Happy New Year Jenn! I hope the new year is a fantastic one for you and your family. We went to Busch Gardens when the kids were little and I remember how terrified Thing 2 was of the wave pool. By the end of the day though she loved it and she wanted me to hold her in the deepest part. Crazy! Happy Birthday to Leo!
Zenaida Arroyo says
You are cat sitting? How fun! Honestly I couldn’t believe the unusual weather in Florida. My sister lives in Texas and they also had really cold weather. Happy Birthday to Leo! That hat is awesome and now I want it for my cats.