Monday, March 20, 2017

So it's been a while...

I realize now that it's definitely been a while since I sat down and wrote something here. Life has been CRAZY! Here's a list of what happened over the last few months:

September: We left Baltimore, spent a few weeks in a hotel at Fort Drum, NY, while I inprocessed, then K and L flew out to California, and I joined them at the end of the month to do Superfrog 70.3 and spend a day at Disneyland before I flew back to the East coast.

October-November: K and L stayed in Cali, then with my family inn Ohio, while I spent 6 weeks at Fort Benning, GA, and then headed up to the Army JAG School in Charlottesville, VA, for the JAG Officer Basic Course. At Thanksgiving, we finally reunited, and all moved down to VA to live in a hotel while I finished the course.

December-January: Some time in VA, then the holidays visiting family in California. We got to spend time in Baltimore for the Army-Navy game (beat Navy!), then DC for the Panthers vs. Redskins game, then Palm Springs, then San Diego, then back to VA for the last few weeks of the course.

February: I stayed for the last two weeks of JAOBC, L stayed with my mom in Ohio, K went to Watertown, NY, to sign for our new house, and then we all met up for a long weekend at Disney World before settling in among the snowy upstate area.

In between all that, we celebrated Lilly's first birthday, I passed the Maryland bar, and we earned many, many Marriott points.

Since moving up here to Fort Drum, I've been working a lot, as a real lawyer doing lawyer things, planning an amazing year, and just staying flexible as the Army throws new challenges at me.

Looking ahead at the rest of 2017, I definitely foresee a few big races. For one, I did not make the lottery for the NYC Marathon, so that sad regret fueled me to impulsively register for the Marine Corps Marathon through their active duty military program, sooooo looks like I'll be doing that, hopefully with some friends who are trying for the lottery! I'm also excited to get out and try some local 5Ks and 10Ks, and really get my speed back. I haven't yet decided what I want to do for triathlons, but there is an IronGirl Syracuse I want to try, and a lot of nearby 70.3 events. Because of the weather, I've been spending more time in the gym, so hopefully that pays off once the snow melts!

 I anticipate more travel posts, as I catch up on what I've been doing, and maybe some weird ramblings as I unpack my house and try to streamline my new life. I'm not going to make any promises about writing more, but here's to a great 2017!