What’s New Wednesday

Hi friends!

Since I haven’t talked to y’all in a while, I decide to call this post, “What’s New Wednesday.”

1. My sissy is done with college!

Whattttt? Yep. She finished her last quarter a little while ago, but will walk with the rest of her friends in the June graduation ceremony. Very weird to me.

This was my college graduation 3 years ago!
This was my college graduation 3 years ago!

2. Kyle and I are setting aside quality “us time”

When you have work, grad school, family stuff, house projects, train for half marathons, etc., it’s so easy to forget about “us time.” Kyle and I are only in our 20’s and we realized we need to have more selfish time together while we’re young!

One new rule is that during the work week, the cell phones go away as soon as dinner starts and stay away until we start getting ready for the next day. (We turn them on loud for emergencies and such, but texts and emails are a no- again, unless emergencies).

We’re also bringing out the Date Jar I made for Kyle a little while ago. I’m more excited about these date ideas than I was last year because I cannot remember what I wrote!

date jar valentine's day

3. Bocce Ball is fun!

bocce ball
I like this photo because I appear tall 😉 I may or may not be standing on a ledge…

I have “played” once before at a work function, but it was mostly a lot of socializing and very little game playing.

Tough day at the office
The outdoor courts

Kyle’s dad’s company threw him a going away party (he is switching companies), and it was held at Campo di Bocce. A lot of fun and a lot of yummy food!

4. My next half marathon is about a month away!

Okay, so that’s not technically new news because the date of the race has not changed. But- it’s new because I just realized 😉

I’m particularly excited about this one because my grandpa is going to watch! The race is near his house so my family will stay at his house, and then I’ll drag them out of bed on race day to watch me sweat a bunch. I haven’t told them that the race starts at 6:30 AM yet. This conversation won’t happen until the night before.

I’m also excited because I get to run with Michelle (she generously offered me the race entry!)! I haven’t seen her since my first marathon last November! BTW she just ran Boston 🙂

run michelle me
Here we are after one of my long runs during marathon training last year. She’s just the sweetest and offered to run with me when I had to start tackling those 20 mile runs…

Anyways, I was hoping for a PR for this half marathon since I haven’t had one in a while, but unfortunately I just haven’t been all that speedy lately. I did add speed work to my training, so we’ll see.

What’s new with you?

Did it feel weird when a younger sibling, cousin, etc. graduated from college?

Do you have quality “us time” with your partner?

Have you played bocce ball?


14 thoughts on “What’s New Wednesday

  1. Congratulations to your sister!!!!

    Ummmm weird – I am actually flying out this evening to Florida for my bother and sisters graduations from UF and FSU haha!

    Do you get to be near your sister after she is done with school?

    I love the date jar idea, that sounds so fun!

    Good luck with your race that so fabulous that you get to run it with a friend that’s pretty much a best case scenario 🙂

  2. It always makes my day to see your fun posts. So glad you are doing well. Congrats to your sister. Never played bocce. Anything with balls is a guarantee that I will be terrible. But it sure looks like fun.

  3. My younger brother is lapping me and graduating from law school before I’m graduating with a bachelor’s degree (I took a few years break in college). It’s super weird… then again, he’s always been a bright kid, so it’s not that surprising.
    YAY! How exciting that your grandpa will get to see you run!

  4. congrats to your sis! My little brother is still in college, but it will feel super weird when he graduates!

    I like the cell phone rule you and kyle have. Ryan and I really only get to see each other on the weekends, so most of our together time has been studying together at the same time. lol not the best way to spend time together, but it’s what we had to do–we added in walk breaks, movie breaks, and game breaks though.

    excited that your half is coming up! I have one month from today too! (I think…still debating if I want to do it)

  5. Well hello Amy! Congrats on all of this! And I haven’t played bocce, but last time in NYC I watched the old folks in the park play it – they were getting very animated and agitated with each other!
    Oh, and don’t worry about telling gpa about the early start – old people always wake up early anyway. He’ll probably have been up for hours already. 😉

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