6.11.2015

Looking Back: May

The fact that this post is being done on June 11th pretty much indicates how my month of May/June have been going. I feel like I am swimming underwater and I have not really had time to come up for air...however, it has been fun and full of friends and family and stuff, so I am not complaining! 

Running: May was a very strange running month for me. I seem to have lost my mojo. However, I had two races: one 100k in San Jose and one 50 mile race in Reno. Due to this, I still ended up with a good amount of miles. I also wen to Yosemite NP and Rocky Mountain NP for some hiking with my family and with Lisa, so I am adding these miles as well. Totals for the month were: 167 miles of running + 36 miles of hiking. 

Reading: I read 5 books this month, mostly on my commute. This keeps me on track to read 52 books this year, or at least one a week. Here they are, in order of best to worst: 

The Rosie Project (4 stars)
The Invention of Wings (4 stars)
Still Life With Breadcrumbs (4 stars)
Where'd You Go Bernadette (3 stars)
Boy, Snow, Bird (2 stars)

Travel: I feel like May was a month of never sitting still. The first weekend I went to Yosemite with my family for some hiking and good times. The second weekend was the Quicksilver 100k in San Jose, where I had a great time running and hanging out with friends. The third weekend was Reno on Saturday and to a Mother's Day/Birthday brunch on Sunday. The fourth weekend was a trip to Auburn for some running with friends (and then I came back to the Bay Area and spent the rest of the weekend moving). The last weekend (hurray for a 5 weekend month!) was spent in Colorado, hiking with Lisa and visiting Jill. Whew, it makes me tired just typing it all out! 

Last but not least.... the reason I have been so out of touch is that I bought a house. The past several months have been a flurry of searching for houses, going to open houses, putting offers on houses, getting turned down, trying again, and then finally...one got accepted. Then it was a flurry of escrow, inspections, paperwork and such. Then it was a flurry of moving and sorting and measuring and spending money and cleaning. 

Currently things have calmed down a bit. I am "settled", which basically means I have a place to sleep and a roof over my head, but there is a list of things to do about a mile long, which is keeping me busy. 

How was your month of May? Have you traveled anywhere in the past month? What book would you recommend to me for June? 

6 comments:

  1. Congrats on the house! I've also had a busy May/June. This morning I can be slightly lazy but I really can't and I'm still flipping out about all that neds to be done. I have not been doing so wel reading but I'm sure summer will fix that for me.

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  2. Congratulations on your house! That's very exciting and would DEFINITELY keep anyone super busy!

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  3. I saw you and heard all about what you've been up to in May but it's still crazy to read it when it's all listed out. What a whirlwind month. I can see why you feel like you haven't been able to come up for air. Buying a house is such a huge process and it's so much work to plow through the project lists so props to you for doing all you did in May on top of that! I'm glad I got to spend time with you during the month!!

    My May wasn't as nutty as yours was but it was busy. I felt overwhelmed between moving and traveling for work. For trips, I went to Virginia Beach and Colorado! The last great book I read was one you recommended to me (The Nightingale) so I don't have any recommendations right now. I'm struggling to make it through my book club book which is a non-fiction book about WWII so I am really hoping I can finish it this weekend so I can get started on something more entertaining!

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  4. yea, a 100k and 50 mile races really is a slack running month. pffft! whatevs. lol

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  5. You are so busy. I seriously do not know anyone else who could fit in everything that you do! It's amazing.

    I hope you share pictures of your new house soon :) Glad it all ended up working out for you!

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  6. Congratulations on the house. That is just VERY exciting!

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