So far, so good. This month has been without madness and perhaps my luck is improving! I really like the idea of ending the year on a good note.
I have been putting in 45-50 hours/week trying to get in some OT to spend on Christmas gifts as I LOVE giving presents way more than getting them (my checking account probably doesn't agree). I plan to really delve into the shopping world with less than a week before Christmas just to put a little pressure on -- haha!
I was fortunate enough to receive a $50 gift card from Fleet Feet and a $200 gift card to Liquid Lifestyles from teh Stan Bugarcic Memorial Fund Raiser. I donated $100 in hopes of pushing the fundraiser line closer to the goal. I know the money is no replacement for his loss, but perhaps it will be one less thing for the family to deal with. MR even threw in a hoodie with the NCM logo and some gloves. I can never thank him enough for all the support he has given me through the years and volunteering at his races has become a favorite past time of mine.
I brought myself home a laughing hyena award that poked fun at my supposedly snapper bitten wetsuit that won me a brand spanking new one from Blue Seventy. I am not sure what kind it is, as it's on backordered until January. It just so happened my mom bought me a reaction for my birthday, but hey, who doesn't want 2 wetsuits? :)
And now, I am diligently entering contest through the holidays and hoping by a stroke or two lucky enough to win a brand new Garmin 910xt here: http://falkeetriathlon.blogspot.com/2012/12/win-new-in-box-garmin-910xt-gps.html. He needs 75 entrants or no dice -- I mean Garmin. So, go sign-up! I'd rather see a friend of mine get it. I mean if I don't that is ;)
I'm also doing the USATNCC to motivate myself to workout more. It's easier said than done. I was hoping to run 50 miles and swim 10-13. Running is going well, but I can already tell you the swimming is a #FAIL! I have hit the pool one time, so far --EEK!! I entered this DecDoubleDown challenge @girlsgonesporty too and I think perhaps when it's over I am going to be renamed this girls gone portly!! Ahhh!!
Anyway, hoping to pull out some workouts via gym rat style here for the next 2 weeks.... or more!