Okay, so busy is definitely an understatement.
Rewind here…I think the last time I left you was in June, just before my combine test and riiiiight before the craziness kicked in. So here’s a run-down of what my summer has been over the past few months.
JUNE: The Combine. I took this toward the end of June and PR’d in everything! I was pleased with my testing results (after a shaky start to my off-season training) so hopefully these gains transfer to my pushing as well. A few days later, I jet-setted to Colorado Springs, CO for National Team Camp! I spent a few days at the CO Springs OTC, got to get dressed up for a gala, rock climbed at the Garden of the Gods and
climbed crawled up the Manitou Springs Incline!
JULY: Vacation! Well, for the first week anyway! I flew from Colorado directly into Philadelphia where my family picked me up and drove to the Beach! I took a much needed break and vacationed in Stone Harbor, NJ with my family for the week. It was my first “true” vacation in a long time, meaning no workouts and no school! It was glorious! One of my girlfriends was able to snag us some tickets to the Jay-Z/Beyonce concert in Philly so before heading back up to LP, we went to watch the Queen B perform and it. was. epic. There are seriously no words. It’s hands-down the best concert I’ve ever seen!
AUGUST: Work, work, work. The trifecta: training, actual work (‘cuz that cash ain’t gonna earn itself, ya heard) and school work. Coming back to reality after almost two whole weeks off was rough. My grad classes started back up as did my workouts so I was on the struggle bus for a few weeks trying to get back on my schedule. August really was just full of work. So thank goodness my girl Becky White (and her sister Katie, too!) came up to visit me for a few days! We went hiking and checked out some Olympic venues; and they both took a bobsled ride and took a track walk to check out what I do! They honestly came at the best time because August was really tough for me and I needed to see some familiar faces!
And now it’s September! How crazy?!
I actually spent the first week of September at home in Pennsylvania. The fam had a party to celebrate my nephew’s first birthday so I came home for that and scheduled a bunch of appointments and meetings while I was home. I finally got to catch up with friends and family, went to DC to watch an AUFH game (in which we totally dominated St. Joe’s…just sayin’) and went to my first ever Penn State football game. I had an awesome time but still had to get all my workouts in and homework done, so I was super tired upon returning back to LP, but it was totally worth it.
And now we’re just counting down the days to the season! We’re slated to get on ice on October 20th- give or take- so more and more people are coming back to the OTC to train and prep for the season. The weather here is significantly cooler than normal, which can only mean one thing….winter is coming!
Thanks for following, and I promise that from here on out, the updates will be a bit more frequent!