Then I got a viral infection for a month. (I strongly suspect the Boulder Res gave this to me). Apparently I left my immune system out on the IM course, because I was toast.
And then I got laid off. Which was actually a mostly good thing. Sure, not really having money isn't so great. But for months I'd be at work for ~25 hrs/week, only got paid for the little work I could find (like 10 hrs/week) and would constantly be checking my phone/computer for work emails in case some more work appeared. My free time wasn't really free because I was constantly trying to rustle up work that just wasn't there. So I got laid off and now I am not glued to my phone or my computer, constantly checking and waiting for something to happen. Now I decide my day and my schedule. Its been almost 3 months and I really don't think I've been so relaxed and happy in a long time.
The funny thing is that I'm rarely by a computer anymore and so I really haven't wanted to sit down and blog. I'm actually busier than I have been in a long time.
The first month I did a ton of home improvement. I re-tiled both of my fireplaces, which included learning how to dry wall, how to operate a wet tile saw, and actually tiling things. It looks kick ass.
I also painted a bunch and did some landscaping.
|Zipper approves of the fireplace and paint job|
|just one of my many trail runs this fall|
This past month has actually been really, really good on a relationship level. I can go and have fun, meaning I eat/drink whatever I want (beer! pizza! wings!) instead of being "serious triathlete Erin" who is very careful about diet and sleep because of training demands. Will and I have been doing something fun every weekend - because I have time and energy. We needed this. I know he did. He puts up with a lot of things - things that he didn't sign up for - when I'm training.
|birthday beer for the birthday boy|
A bunch of my friends lemminged and signed up for IMAZ through the charity spots. I have IMAZ on my radar for 2016 but having a good support system for 2015 is really pulling at my heart strings and is making my resolve for "no IMs in 2015" weak. But then I remember how burned out I was after Boulder and how I need to let my spirit and my body recover in 2015. And really, I promised Will that he'd have his wife back in 2015, and I intend to keep that promise.
So here's to a fun filled 2015, full of spirit and adventures.