I was thinking today would be my last FMM for a few weeks, since we leave for Germany in just two more days! Eeeeeeee!!!! But there's no topic up yet, so maybe I'll supplement this later today if we get a topic.
My weekend was so good but not really too exciting.
I ran one of my favorite 5ks on Saturday morning. No PR of course, but only about 30 seconds off of a PR, so that was nice! The part that really made me happy was winning my age group, which means a decent little award at this race, though it wasn't as nice as it's been the last few years. But the real best part was that my 30 seconds off a PR time including stopping to kiss my husband along the course (though he said it was more like a sweaty head bump than a kiss). And hubby was so proud of me -- he loves it more than I do I think when I get an age group award. My name was in the paper on Sunday so he had highlighted it and posted it on FB. That made me feel good.
I did some stuff around the house on Saturday, getting organized, and then I volunteered for a few hours in the afternoon. The good news is that I think I am going to be able to have posts about China almost every day while we're in Europe. One of my favorite things about my blog is that I can go back and see what I was doing or thinking at a particular time in my life in the last few years. And generally, many of my favorite experiences are on vacation, so I really want to make a point of including the trip on the blog.
Sunday was my last long run -- only 12 miles with half of it at marathon pace. Then the day Sunday was 100% packing. I'd say I'm 90% done and I have a good list of what else needs to be added before we leave. This is the first time I've packed with compression bags and it seems to really make a difference -- I have pretty much everything in the rolling suitcase (carry-on) and backpack, there is about one brown lunch bag size amount of stuff that needs to be added in, as well as toiletries -- ugh. It's going to be quite a struggle on Tuesday night when I try to finish up. And I really wish I could fly with fruit but that's not allowed on international flights... Book club Sunday night, which was fun. I hadn't read the book, but I'm taking it with me on vacation.
Unfortunately, I definitely think I'm getting sick. I feel wheezy and it hurts to swallow. Hopefully if I'm getting sick, it will just happen today or tomorrow and be gone by Friday or so. I don't know. I'm also going to try to make sure I get a good amount of sleep this week.