Best. week. ever.

This past week…I could get used to weeks like these.  Even when you take into account the fact that it was one of those weeks at school where every morning found me wanting to hide under my covers until the day was over…


…and my big fail in Wendesday’s tempo run…


…it was still an awesome week.

1.  After wanting a cross bike for over a year and painstakingly saving up some the money, I got a great deal on an Airborne Delta.  A cross bike with disc brakes…it sure sounds like a match made in heaven for me and my brake-loving ways.  I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have the question of what I’m going to ride for Dirty Kanza settled in plenty of time for my new bike and I to get to know each other.

2.  Since October I’ve been following a pretty consistent Paleo diet, and I’m finding more and more that it works for me.  While I don’t talk about losing weight much on my blog (because, um…it’s rare for me, and also it’s really not my focus), I’m now down 17 pounds and almost exactly halfway to where I think I want to be.  It’s enough that people around me are starting to notice, and it’s enough that my favorite jeans, the smallest size jeans I’ve worn since high school, have gotten baggy.  Which leads me to…

3.  Friday after work I bought the new smallest size jeans I’ve worn since high school.  In fact, I’m pretty sure I never saw that number in high school.  Now, part of that has to be different sizing, and full disclosure requires me to tell you that fitting into these new jeans doesn’t mean fitting in with no muffin top…but I got them on without advanced calesthenics or a crowbar, so it counts in my book!

4.  Ever since I first heard of High Profile Adventure Camp in my early days of stalking my AR team, their hilarious reports from camp made camp a must-do event for me, and my experience spending the better part of an hour hanging from a wall at Thunder Rolls just reinforced the unfortunate reality that I’m not really a learn-it-on-the-go type of girl. 

It’s hard to see it because of the sunlight, but this is the face of utter defeat.

We have big plans to not suck at this year’s Thunder Rolls 24 hr, and that means that I need some actual ropes practice.  I was thrilled to find out that I’ll be able to volunteer at camp this year, get some more ropes experience, and see Robyn Benincasa, one of my heroes.  I kind of feel like I know here a little already since tidbits from her talks have entered into the Team Virtus lexicon, but I’m super excited to get to hear her speak for myself.

In addition to all this extra-special goodness, I’ve been running regularly and making peace with the bike trainer.  It’s early going, but so far 2013 is looking good to be the year that I turn over a new leaf training-wise (and actually train). 

What about you? Anything happy happening in your life?

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2 Responses to Best. week. ever.

  1. Carilyn says:

    That does sound like the best week ever! So glad to hear about your Paleo experience. I’ve been slowly moving that way and have seen some positive stuff, especially in my longer training. Keep us posted (I like it when someone else is the guinea pig 🙂 ) .

    Congrats on the bike and the jeans!

  2. Marcia says:

    Wow I’m so glad I stopped over! Congrats on the new wheels and jeans! Awesome!

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