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Life Lately: January 2017

Hey, friends.  How are you?  I flew back to Florida to stay last Wednesday after my last work trip and surprisingly don’t feel so much like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders as I feel like something is missing from my very core.  I guess I thought confidence in my decision to leave A&F would mean an absence of sadness over what I left behind, but that hasn’t been the case.

Anyway, enough weirdness.  In this post, I outlined my plan to share my progress toward (new) career goals as well as personal photos from vacations, the rare social engagement, and so on in one monthly post.  However, trying to combine two posts into one proved awkward, so ya got February 2017 Goals on Wednesday and Life Lately: January 2017 today.  I will now get on with it:

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Weekend Recap (MI + 4th of July)

Hello and happy Fourth of July!  I hope you had a fun holiday.  Adam and I spent the long weekend in Michigan with his sister and brother-in-law, who recently moved to a small town about an hour north of where we grew up in the southeast part of the state.  It was low-key and just what I needed after a long week.  Follow the jump for a few photos…

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Weekend Recap + A Vacation Workout

I used my last two days of PTO for 2015 (February is the first month of our fiscal year at work) to see Adam in Naples.  Here’s a quick recap, as well as a workout that can keep you from feeling sluggish and stiff while on vacation.

Thursday night, we picked up Jet’s pizza on the way home from the airport and watched a couple episodes of Criminal Minds.  I’ve almost completed all ten seasons on Netflix and anticipate feeling utterly lost when I reach the end.  It’s been quite the journey.  Have you guys watched Making a Murderer?  I might start that next.

On Friday, Adam had to go into the office for a little while.  I’ve been guilty of wrapping myself in a blanket and sitting in one spot for the entire evening after work instead of going to the gym for the last couple weeks because of the cold weather in Columbus, so I decided to get some fresh air.

I jogged for about twenty minutes at a brisk pace for some cardio.  Back at Adam’s apartment complex, I did modified one-twenty’s on the tennis court because I believe running until you can’t breathe is good for the soul.  A one-twenty is sprint from one end of a court or field to the other followed by a super-slow recovery jog back to start.  We had a minute and twenty seconds to complete each rep when we did them on a soccer field in high school, but I cut the distance by ninety percent and didn’t use a timer.  Can’t win ’em all.  I completed three sets of three with about a minute and a half of rest in between, then did a few minutes of strength work to finish up.  I like to target my core while traveling because sitting in cramped airplanes can throw mine out of whack.  Exercises below!

Vacation Workout

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