Following The Day Off

Today’s Run

Time – 1:00:32
Distance – 6.3 miles
Pace – 9:36 min/mi
Elevation – Treadmill at 1%


Easy treadmill run to start the week. Ran quick 6:58/mile pace at the end for about a minute as a single stride to get the feel for running fast. Otherwise, it was 6 miles at 9:30-ish pace.

We’re in the homestretch (no pun intended)

It’s only a couple of weeks longer until we sign for the house, and there’s still so much to do! We haven’t really started packing yet, although one could argue that we never really unpacked in the first place. We’re hoping that the current rental gets taken over by someone else so that we don’t have to double pay for a few extra months, but we need enough time to clean. There’s still movers to schedule, utilities to setup, furniture to plan for, and painting at the new house to figure out.

Through all of this, though, is the excitement of a new house. And not just any new house, but OUR new house. We’ll be married for 10 years this March, and we’ve never been on a honeymoon, never not had kids living with us, and never owned a home. The Wife and I are ready to start this next phase of our lives, and we are so happy to be able to give this gift to our children.

Despite all the craziness, the stress, and the emotion, we have the joy of knowing that our kids should have a place that they can come home to when they DO get old enough to move out. It’s Christmas at our place with them and their families, and summers back home from college, and marking growing heights on the wall in the garage. This can be a new place to store our memories. That’s the best part!


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