Saturday, January 02, 2016

It begins......

Happy New Year!   

I celebrated quietly, with the person that I've been hanging out a lot with.  We didn't do anything special, just watched some tv/movies, had a nice dinner (ok, we ordered delivery was horrible...but the companionship while we picked at the lackluster meal was nice at least) and watched the ball drop.   I typically drop off to sleep about 10:30 and around 11:15or so I wasn't sure I wasn't going to make it to see the beginning of the New Year.....but I got my second wind and entered a deep and fun conversation with deep  that out of the corner of my eye I saw the countdown on the seconds and counting.  Yes, we almost missed the stroke of midnight.  Luck was with us though.  I think for maybe the first time ever I actually collected a kiss at the stroke of midnight on New Years.  (I worked New years Eve for quite a few years.....and year...lets not talk about old hurts!)

The first day of the year we headed down to the Air and Space Museum in Chantilly.  I had been there once or twice before, but he had never been off we went.  It was CROWDED (apparently the best way to watch the new Star Wars Movie is in their I-MAX theater....and apparently they have been sold out since it opened)    We had fun...just strolled and looked and talked.  A nice relaxing day (even in the midst of a butt-load of people)    Not exactly strenuous exercise, but I did get  10K steps in for the day! I'll take it!

My ankle still has some twinges if I twist....and I notice that after walking a lot, the muscles that go up my leg are really tight.  But it's definitely slowly getting better.....I just may be able to get some running done in the next week or two!!!!!!!

I have to get back to running (as soon as I am properly healed!)  I just wrote the check today for the hotel room for my stay in Charleston!  Two nights....Friday and Saturday night...with the 10K run on Saturday morning.  Still undecided if I am going to tack on more vacation before and/or after the weekend or just make it a three day weekend with a LOT of early  morning and late night driving.  :-)    I'm in no hurry to make a decision....Originally I was thinking about heading through a more north westerly route and hitting up The Biltmore Estate......that still may be an option....depends on a few variables.  We shall see.....I'm in no hurry to make a decision.

Not celebrating yet...but the scales looked 'friendly' this a few more days until my weekly Wednesday weigh in though!!!!!