Okay. The holidays are now pretty much over.
That’s enough of that.
Now we have to do the stuff that we couldn’t do because it was the holidays. Time to tentatively go out to Costco again but only get the stuff like paper towels and that really good unfiltered olive oil without swimming through the crowds of people going through the meat section with a 70″ television on their cart.
We can go to Trader Joe’s without knocking over a display of Advent Calendars for grown-ups or the 17 different kinds of peppermint-themed artisanal sweets.
We can go to the King Soopers and buy the yogurt and milk and shredded cheese and fruits and marinades and maybe check out the 50% off Christmas candy and then be irritated about how the Valentine’s Day candy is prominently displayed already.
And then to have a normal weekend where nothing “special” needs to happen. Sure, we’ll have gaming on Saturday night but that’s a pleasant evening with friends, not something where everybody has to trade gift cards.
But that also means that New Year’s Resolutions kicked in this week as well. And, sure, we’ve all got the “I resolve to not make any resolutions” resolution down, but in addition to that one, I’ve started climbing at City Rock again and found that I’ve forgotten more or less everything I knew about climbing the baby walls that I used to be good at climbing and have to start back over at zero. Also, my knees told me “you should have been running for the week prior to this” as I did my first real attempt at a wall that had been modified since the last time I was there.
So my resolution is the same one that I had two or three months ago: work out, climb at the climbing gym, lose weight, lower blood pressure, the usual. But this time I mean it! And we’ll start running again as soon as the weather permits.
In the meantime, we’ll just get better at climbing in general and make our knees get used to climbing without running every day.
So… what’s on your docket?
(Image is “Play” by Clare Briggs. Used with permission of the Briggs estate.)