So in short, I'll just say that though the events of that week were horrible and scary, for me, they brought forth an immense pride and affection for the city of Boston that I hadn't really felt before. What we saw last week.... the gritty, bad-ass refusal to back down....that's what I did and do love about Boston.
- Heathens' Easter
|Me and my grandma|
One of my favorite traditions that has endured over the years is the Easter Egg Hunt. We had the Easter Egg Hunt when we were all kids, and as we've grown into full-fledged adults, the tradition has lived on and gotten increasingly competitive, to the point that there is now pre-Hunt trash talking, physical blocking, and frequent attempts by one certain participant to cheat by stealing eggs out of other players' baskets. Over the years, various significant others have also participated (although none has emerged victorious), and the Hunt has emerged as sort of a test of compatibility with the family. I'm not naming names, but a certain ex-boyfriend of mine may have been a little overly pouty when he lost, even accusing the Easter Bunny of rigging things against him, and I dare say that was the beginning of the end of that relationship, at least in my mind.
|On my way to victory|
|Looking for eggs so quickly he became a blur|
|I made myself a trophy in honor of my victory and gloated the rest of the day|
|Egg Hunt 2013 Participants|
- It's Tri Season!
I'm not sure what the problem is or why I have no desire whatsoever to compete when racing is usually the part of triathlon that I love, but frankly, I'm not really in the mood to over-analyze myself or think too much about it. So for now, I'm just going with the flow, trying to get and stay consistent with my training, and assuming that the competitive spirit will return, eventually. If it doesn't, I guess I'll have to force myself into some races, but that's not a worry for today. Or really, for tomorrow. I forget sometimes how LONG the triathlon season can be, and particularly in my case, where I peaked for races in January and March and have sorta big races in September and October, I think it's OK to have a nice long downtime from racing, even if it is when everyone else is getting fired up.
- Miscellaneous Stuff
|Compression boots and Mad Men. Not sure it gets better|
Words cannot express my love for Arrested DevelopmentYes, I know I pretty much completely dodged winter this year and I probably haven't earned the right to complain about the weather, but I couldn't care less. It needs to warm up. Now.