There’s nothing half so pleasant as coming home again.
— Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
Well, hello there. Long time, no see. Welcome to my new home on the internet – a slight url change, but the old one should redirect you here, if you’d rather not update your bookmarks and readers. A new outfit, too. I dig it. What do you think?
Lots has happened since I was last here. The biggest, of course, is that David and I got married. It was a wonderful day, and I still think about it every day, and it always makes me smile. We went to Montreal and Quebec City on our honeymoon and managed to visit every state in New England, at least briefly, on our way there and back.
We’re house hunting now. We just signed a 6-month lease renewal on our apartment, but hopefully we’ll be in our very first home by the end of September! Our realtor asked us, since we have quite a bit of time before we even have to start looking seriously, if we would consider being on House Hunters! I would totally do it, but David might take some convincing. I’ll keep you posted if it happens – how cool would that be?
We’re also thinking about babies, in a not entirely abstract way, which is both thrilling and terrifying. We’re not quite there yet – we want to be in our house first – but we’re already talking and thinking about stuff like maternity leave and whose parents will come to help out in the beginning and awesome names for potential offspring, largely culled from NFL players. D’Brickashaw, anyone?
I’m running again, which is amazing. I hated it so much when I trained for the race in Boston in 2008, but lately people all around me have gotten into it (particularly my old pal Lydia, who totally inspired me), and I got sucked in. It turns out that what I hated about it before was running on the treadmill, which for some reason I assumed was better than running outside because it forced me to run at a certain speed. Running outside is SO much better, speed be damned. It’s more interesting, it feels better, and although I’m not fast, I adore it. I’ve been doing the Couch to 5k program steadily since January 1. I’ve stalled out a little bit lately, here in the middle of week 7, due first to travel and now to injury (trochanteric bursitis rearing its ugly head again), but I’m committed to sticking it out. I’m signed up for the GW Parkway Classic 5k on April 22, and I intend to run the entire thing. Karen is going to do it with me – she just started Couch to 5k, too!
Generally speaking, things are going well. I’m ready to be back here, though; I’ve missed it, and you. Let’s catch up!