Nike long-sleeved shirt (similar) / race tank / Nike leggings (similar) / ASICS sneakers (similar) / Garmin
But I'm rambling. Let me tell you a little bit about what's been going on!
Jon started his new job the day after we got back from Christmas. It's not what we thought he'd be doing (or what we planned for) but it's a job and, moreover, he's really loving it. He's still consulting for the company in London that he worked with before he moved over, but he was going a bit stir crazy after three months of being home all day and he's thrilled both professionally and socially to be out in the world again.
Charlie, of course, is totally bereft; he no longer has a constant companion with him in the house. However, we were lucky enough to re-secure the dog walker I used before Jon immigrated, and she's absolutely fantastic. She's from an employee-owned and -run company called Brighter Days Collective and I can't recommend them enough. (We've had a couple of substitute walkers from the same company when Whit has been away on holiday and they've all been great.) I remember once, soon after I was laid off in summer 2013, Charlie and I ran into Whit walking another dog in the middle of the day when he and I were on our own walk. He was so excited to see her! That made me feel good. If you live in DC and are looking for a dog walker or pet sitter, definitely check them out.
And I - well, I'm back into my normal work routine! After the rush of end-of-year fundraising, which is always manic, plus being away from the office for two weeks and then returning as everyone else was either sick or off on their own holidays, I love that we're all back and the normal rhythms of the theatre have been rediscovered. That doesn't mean things aren't busy, which they are, but they're the kind of busy in which I work well.
We are still navigating our new schedules; since Jon is doing shiftwork and I have my usual evening work events and, you know, we want to maintain our outside friendships, we're trying to practice flexibility and understanding! The time we do get to spend together (awake) is at a premium, and we want to make sure it's quality time even if we're just relaxing at home. A weekly date night is absolutely still a priority for us, though! And, on top of that, I've started training for my spring races - a 10k on March 1, a 10 miler on April 12, and a half marathon on May 3 - and am still trucking on with Weight Watchers. Phew!
2015 is off to a great start. I'm so looking forward to blogging it with you!