Life and stuff (and some real talk)

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Well, the tornado that is my life has finally calmed down for a few hours so I figured I should at least start writing about everything that has been going on.

In August, we decided to put our house up for sale and move to NY. The end of summer was a blur of home improvement projects combined with first birthday party planning. We went on a family vacation in Corolla, NC for Labor Day weekend and when we returned there was a for sale sign in our front yard.

Keeping the house spotless for showings with a toddler and a messy dog was a challenge I wasn’t quite prepared for, but within a few weeks we had an offer on our house. If you’ve ever bought or sold a home, you probably know that there are good days and bad days, and lots of uncertainty. Although there were some stressful moments, we were able to close the at the end of October. Now looking back on it, we were so freaking lucky to sell our house that fast. I almost can’t believe it happened.

I took this photo as we drove away. Our first little house.

I took this photo as we drove away. Our first little house.

So, we’ve been here in NY for the past two weeks. The first week was a blur of just trying to unpack and organize the things we would need, and taking care of all of the boring details of closing accounts and opening new ones. We both started new jobs (more on that later).

And now, here’s the real unedited truth. Living out of boxes is frustrating!!! I can never find what I’m looking for. I have a problem with exclamation points, and I’m really trying to work on that. I miss running in my old neighborhood in Virginia.

I took lots of photos on my last run around the neighborhood, but I'm sure it will be burned into my memory anyway.

I took lots of photos on my last run around the neighborhood, but I’m sure it will be burned into my memory anyway.

It’s cold and all of the leaves have fallen off the trees already, but I think I will get used to it (I hope). Watching the New York City Marathon was so inspiring, even the little ones got in on the action this year! And dang, it looked cold at the start.

Cheering for the runners!

Cheering for the runners!

But, I will leave on a positive note. Thanksgiving is coming soon, along with one of my favorite races, the Troy Turkey Trot. I did my first speed workout since the Mohawk-Hudson Marathon on Saturday and felt great, and I’m excited to race a fast 5k in a few weeks. It’s an out-and-back flat, fast course and a family tradition that I look forward to every year.

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