Sunday, April 26, 2009

Home and getting back in to a routine....


We got back from Europe last week Monday evening.

It took me (us) a couple of days to readjust to the time change and to cope with Chocolate Crossiant withdraw.

I'm getting back in to a "routine" -- but surprisingly, have not yet started to get all wrapped up in to work, goals, deadlines and all the trappings of "9-5".

The serenity won't last much longer, I fear. Work is ramping up and I have a pack of 25 new reps coming in for two days of training in seven days.

I'm just going to try to continue to breathe, relax and be grateful.

Fargo 1/2 marathon is in 12 days. My training has really been non-existant. I've run a little, but certainly not like in year's past. I'll be content with finishing the race standing up.

I did get out for an 8 mile run this morning with my friend Mary K, who is also doing Fargo 1/2. We intended to do 10, but it started pouring when we hit four miles and it was also very cold. We turned around, trotted back to her house, where her love, Tom, had coffee waiting for us.

What is freaking me out a bit is the reality that my first tri is in six weeks! I finally got my bike out of the garage yesterday, but have yet to get on it. I've been swimming, so I'm not so wigged out about that, but I do feel very behind the 8-ball as far as training goes.
So... lots of work ahead of me.

In the meantime: Round One of photos from Europe. Enjoy.




Me sneaking a Starbucks in England...


Keukenhoff gardens (above and below)






Paris street scene:

Amsterdam canal:


MORE Keukenhoff....


Paris (really?)



8 comments:

Dori said...

Awesome pictues, Amy! So glad you had a nice time. RE: work; dltbgyd!

WADDLER26.2 said...

Welcome home -love the photos!

Sunshine said...

Love the pictures!!
Good luck with the "welcome home" part.

Nat said...

Glad you are back. Poor Marcia and Gary got rained on for 40+ miles today. Brr. Great job on the 8 miles!

xplorer said...

keukenhof is just stunning,the colour is just so vivid and contrast.been there last year.Got a couple of picture about it in my blog too

Dori said...

Hey--good luck in Fargo on Saturday. Beth, a blogger from Wayzata, is running the marathon.

Sunshine said...

Just saying Hi...

Marcia L said...

OMG - great photos. I'm jealous that you were back in Europe! What a travel destination!