38 Days Later

My vacation comes to an end today.  Fair well to afternoon margaritas on my patio, to rolling around in Devil’s Lake, to sleeping in until 9:00, and omg HEAT WAVE.  Did you feel that in your parts?  Was it awful?  Did you melt? Are you reading this?

The heat wave brought several days in triple digit degrees here, and it tried so hard to ruin my vacation.  I wanted to feel like “awww, poor me, it’s too hot and miserable to go camping.”  Instead, I popped open the cans of paint that we bought a few weeks ago.  In the luxury of central air and with a bottle of hard apple cider in one hand and a paintbrush in the other I painted to my heart’s content.  This proved to be a productive way to utilize my forced vacation time, and I couldn’t be happier with how my dining room turned out.


This week I have to come back to reality and long days at work, but I’ll get the added bonus of feeling anxious.  It’s finally race week.

Remember 38 days ago when I committed to rush-training for IronMan 70.3 Racine?  Can I just say that I don’t?  Because, omg, I’m going to swim 1.2 miles in Lake Michigan!!  But the swim is the least of my concerns for race day.  After a week of treadmilling it due to dangerous heat, I’m almost terrified for that 13.1 miles in the forecasted 90 degrees.  You’d think that after two hot Chicago Marathons this would be a breeze.  BREEZE!?– can we get a breeze?!!!  The breeze would be appreciated but only after the bike part of course.

Breeze or no breeze, I feel ready, and am very excited for race day.


10 thoughts on “38 Days Later

  1. That is one cheerful dining room! Ours is a boring cream color. 🙂 We were melting in the heat wave. I think it finally broke but I’m still waiting for the humidity from the rain to clear out.

  2. I am so excited for you this weekend! I can’t wait to hear all the details. And great paint job!

  3. It’s gonna be a great day!!! 70.3 is the best distance….Well, I think…have to judge after they ill 140.6. 😉 The dining room looks fabulous!! You have wayyy too much energy!!

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