First of all, it's no secret that the Sharks had an incredible post-season run, making it all the way to the Stanley Cup finals, only to lose to the Penguins on Sunday. After 25 years, I finally got to go see my team play in a finals game. I am so incredibly proud of their success this season - even if it didn't end the way I would have liked. But I actually got to see the Stanley Cup awarded in person. That's a once in a lifetime experience.
|On the way to the game. Look at that banner!|
|Lord Stanley's Cup|
The other thing that has been keeping me busy - and the reason why I haven't been able to sign up for any races this season - has been this.
|House for Sale|
Dan and I have decided to take advantage of the booming Silicon Valley real estate market and sell our house. We have spent all spring preparing to list our house for sale. Two garage sales, tons of purging and donating of clothes and stuff we no longer need or want, cleaning, painting, new carpet, new kitchen lighting.
|Wish we had done this to the kitchen years ago!|
All of that hard work did pay off. We listed our house for sale and were under contract within a week. We need to be out of our house July 8th and are heading back to the town where I grew up.
|Cue Elton John: "Philadelphia Freedom! Shine on me."|
So, this is why I haven't signed up for any races this season. I didn't know how long I'd be in California or when I'd get to Philly. And even if I did, my workouts have been nonexistent for months due to all of the house prep plus stress.
I'm looking forward to getting across the country, finding a new gym, and settling back into a routine.
But before that can happen, there is one more major step. Road Trip!!!!
To be continued...