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? 


  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.

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

  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!

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

  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!

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


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