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Since I've been gone (from blogging)

It's been a while since I've opened up the old dashboard and tapped out a post. But, you know, the holidays happened. Then we had #Snowmageddon and I was too busy worrying to actually focus and write something coherent. Being trapped in the house for two whole days really does something to your brain.

Anyway, since I last blogged, I:

• Had a wonderful Christmas with my awesome family. Seriously, this year was magic. Watching my child as she opened presents, sang carols and waved at Santa (because she was too scared to actually sit on his lap) was the best experience ever.

• Ate way too many cookies (but didn't really care).

• Managed to write a few good columns for work in between vacation time, level 3 snow emergencies and sick days. Check out last week's, on vulnerability.

• Somehow managed to set a new 5K PR (26:31) in a small Candy Cane Run AND miraculously went home with a third place medal for my age division!

• Jumped in a freezing cold lake on New Year's Eve — completing my fourth (and coldest) Polar Bear Plunge ever.

• Finished my first running streak, logging at least 1 mile every single day from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day, for a total of 100 miles. Yes, I did the math just a few days before the end and planned my final runs to make it an even 100. I'm a nerd like that.

• Signed up for my next half marathon: The Glass City half in Toledo April 27. And since I'm a huge nerd, I sat down and created a custom training plan, factoring in the number of days I could run, my current mileage and my goal to finish stronger than I did in Cleveland.

See that? Training starts in just a few weeks. See you on the road!


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