Today is not a holiday for me, the office is open! Although our NYC office is closed, grrr... I am one of very few people in the office today, and my boss feels guilty for that and he told me to work from home or at least leave early. If I weren't out of the office this Thursday and Friday, I would have probably taken today off to extend the weekend, but I don't have enough vacation days for that.
Weekend recap: 14 soggy miles Saturday morning: (2 easy, 2 MP, 2 tempo) x2, then 2 easy to cool down. There was not a dry spot on me when I was finished, but I must finally be getting acclimated to the heat because the run didn't totally suck. Yesterday I realized around noon that I wasn't going to hit my mileage goal for the week so I went out and ran 3 miles and exceeded my mileage goal.
Fiancee and I took his kids to see Despicable Me 3 on Saturday and then we saw fireworks last night that we were so close to that we got pelted with the actual paper from the fireworks.
It was a great show.
Today: 13 mile bike before work, swim of some undetermined distance at the town pool after work.
Holiday food/drink: we finally refilled the propane tanks, so there will be grilling! Probably chicken and veggies and turkey burgers.
Blather: I am traveling to Williamsburg, VA for a triathlon this weekend. I was supposed to do an Olympic tri in PA last year in August, but I re-broke my hand during the pre-ride. I deferred to this year, but the race date didn't work with my schedule, so I transferred my entry to Williamsburg. Since my marathon training was going so well, I didn't focus as much on my tri training, so I decided to drop down to the sprint distance. And now there are thunderstorms in the forecast. Williamsburg is a long way for me to travel to do a sprint tri in the first place, but if it gets cancelled or modified because of the weather, I am going to be super irritated! But then I guess we can just go see some sights and call it a mini vacation.
Bonus: I used to exclusively work from home when I worked for a publisher out of Michigan. It was super productive, I had my routines and I got to run during lunch in the winter time which was nice. I work from home occasionally now, and I still find it super productive since I have fewer interruptions and can just crank on whatever I need to get done.