Friday, January 13, 2012

Finally Friday

Well, we finally have snow here in Maine.  The kids had a snow day yesterday, they called off school at around 6 am.  I looked out the window and there was not a flake anywhere.  Hmmmm.  No snow at all on my drive into work.  Finally at about 10  it started snowing and with a vengence!  I guess it was a good call after all, although I think they probably could have gotten a partial day in.  Whatever. 

I didn't have tennis yesterday but my spin buddies are back, yay! so Cheryl and I did spin and weights (and gossip!) for the whole hour yesterday.   I had been neglecting my weight training due to all the virtual challenges I had been involved with over the past two weeks.  I don't think I've done any weights for at least that long!  Well, my muscles sure told me all about it this morning.  Arms, abs and back are a little sore today.  That's a good thing, right?

I left work early due to the shitty weather and got home around 4.  The kids were already home with dad and they wanted to go swimming.  I called the Y and they were still open, but were thinking of closing the pool soon.  Come down now if you want to swim.  So off we went.  We got there and the lifeguard said that they kept the pool open just for us!  How about that?  We had the both the lap pool and the therapy pool to ourselves!  ha!  That was great!  I got 1500 yds in and the kids played in the therapy pool and hubs cooked himself in the sauna. 

Good news:  We are taking a family vacation to Destin, Fl in April.  I found a conference there during school vacation week and that means *tax deduction*.  We are also going to visit New Orleans, Panama City and our friends in Daphne, AL.  Any ideas of places that we should not miss?  Restaurants that we should visit?  Does anyone know of any road races in those areas during 4/13-22?  I want to do a race while I'm down there.

Bad news:  That week is the same weekend as the Nor'easter Tri.  That was my first triathlon last year and I won for my age group.  I guess I won't be able to defend my age group win this year.  Boo. 

Good news:  I just found a replacement sprint tri--the Polar Bear Tri.  Yay!  Hopefully, it doesn't conflict with any kids stuff.
Happy Winter! 


Christi said...

First, I love the new look of the blog.

Second, yay for a vacation. That sounds like fun. I love New Orleans.

Unknown said...

Love the winter picture! I wish we had some snow here in Texas ... but just not going to happen this year. Maybe next year. Enjoy your snow.

Bobbi said...

Awww....happy for your vacation, but crushed that you won't be at the Nor'easter!!!! :( However, the Polar Bear is a GREAT race!...and therefore very popular... If you haven't registered yet, be sure to do it soon. It will fill up fast. Thinking of doing the duathlon...

HD said...

That snow looks gorgeous!! We're really missing snow here in UT. That's a bummer about missing the tri but at least you have a replacement!

Kara said...

That vacation sounds fun! I'm not jealous of your snow though :)