If you’re looking for a supportive Sports Bra, Lululemon has their Enlite bra for sale more than 50% off. It’s the most supportive sports bra I’ve ever tried. I don’t need that kind of support normally, but it was great during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
What did everyone get for Christmas? J and I aren’t really all that into exchanging gifts, and we just do a round robin with my family. I got a nice top from Boden, and then “santa” (aka me) gifted me some badly needed new socks and Yahtzee. I can’t wait to play Yahtzee with the kids! J got Battleship, and I’m looking forward to playing that as well. What is your favorite board game to play with the kids? I’ve really been enjoying Connect 4 with B lately.
It was 14 degrees when I woke up this morning. It’s up to 20 and sunny, but still very cold for the Seattle area. I’m very thankful to have reliable heat and reliable backup heat.
J, B and S got back from Houston on the 24th, and I was so happy to have them home. It seems like travel just gets harder and harder. Every other person I know has some kind of cold and almost none of them are getting tested. My cousin’s daughter spent her 21st isolating in her room, as she has Covid. My cousin has cancer, so that’s not ideal. My other cousin’s son has Covid. Most people I’ve heard of have mild cold symptoms or no symptoms at all. But it’s obviously scary for anyone who is highly vulnerable for whatever reason. I continue to worry about my parents.
One thing I find odd, though, is the fact that no one has tests. It’s been possible, and continues to be possible, to buy Covid tests on Amazon for $9 apiece plus tax. I’m honestly surprised that so many people have zero tests. If you don’t have tests, buy some and stock up! Obviously some people can’t afford it, but my friends and family can, and yet many still don’t have any tests. It’s very handy to be able to do a quick check if you have symptoms, and if you’re planning to spend time with someone who is vulnerable for whatever reason, or going to a party or something, taking a test in advance seems like a no-brainer to me.
The other thing on my mind is the marathon. I’m looking at four options:
1.) Houston. Advantage: ideal course, I know people in Houston, big race with big race excitement. And I already paid the entry fee. Disadvantages: weather. OMG, I had no idea Houston weather was so bad. Distance from Seattle. Start / finish in downtown Houston which means dealing with staying in the middle of a big city which is not my favorite.
2.) Redding. Advantage: course is not bad. It’s actually net downhill but includes a large uphill, so it’s not as good as Houston but not bad. Direct flights and not too far away. Inexpensive. Decent weather. Disadvantage – point-to-point course with associated logistics. Small marathon and no idea if the organizers are competent or not. In the middle of nowhere.
3.) Carlsbad (near San Diego). Advantage: Mid-size race in nice location. Decent weather. Disadvantage: Double out and back course with a fair number of hills. Nearest hotel to the start is a 2 mile walk away, or would have to deal with shuttles for 6:40 am start.
4.) Rock’n’Roll Phoenix. I haven’t really looked into this one much yet.