Monday, June 27, 2011

Moving West

Only two more days in Pittsburgh, and we will be on our way to the state of Washington! The past few days have been spent with packers and movers in and out of our house, and now the moving truck is on its way to Washington with all our belongings. We stayed in Gettysburg this weekend to say good-bye to my husband's huge, extended family who lives out there. Then we came back to Pittsburgh to clean our empty house and get it ready for our new renters, who will be moving in on Friday.

My workout today was not miles of running, but was hours of scrubbing every single floor in that house - on my hands and knees! My mom used to call that the German way, after my great-grandmother who came to the United States  from Germany and insisted the only way to properly clean a floor was to get on your hands and knees and scrub it - mops were for lazy people! Well, I can say, I missed running today, but I'm actually sore like I did an insane Jillian Michaels workout or something. This is ridiculous! But you should see my sparkling floors.

My suitcase is bulging with summer clothes that I will need before we get settled in our new home, and tons and tons of running clothes in every color imaginable! I think I actually have more running outfits than I do regular clothes. And honestly, my running clothes are nicer than my regular clothes. I love buying running clothes. I go to Target or Kohl's and walk right past the cute t-shirts, sundresses, and capri pants, and head to the exercise clothes. I'm a bit obsessed.

My husband and I will be driving two vehicles to Washington, splitting the kids up between us.  We will also be taking our sweet time, turning this task into a fun road trip/vacation. Some places we'll be stopping are Cedar Point, Mount Rushmore, Wall Drug, and Yellowstone Park, plus we'll be seeing some friends and family along the way. My plan is to get a run in every evening before dark. I think it will be fun to experience running in different places during the trip - and it will also be a relief to get out and move after sitting in a car all day.

Well, I am going to relax in my comfy hotel room and nurse my achy arms with a Coors Light....

5 comments:

Kimberly said...

Are you in WA yet? I'm not running any more but maybe we can meet up sometime for a walk. Hope your move and cross country trip went well.
-Kimberly

Tanya said...

Kimberly, we have been at McChord since Sunday! After only two days of intense house-hunting, we have finally found a home - and are just waiting to sign the lease tomorrow. It's beautiful here - a little colder than I expected - but really pretty. I'd love to meet you for a walk sometime! Our new home is in the Lacey area. Are you nearby?

Kimberly said...

We live about an hour and 20 min. North of you in Kirkland. It would be fun to meet in Tacoma or if you are up for an adventure I could show you a bit of Seattle. I would LOVE to meet up with you.

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Ashley said...

Your blogs are so inspirational! I, too, am a stay at home Mom and I recently started training for a half marathon in October and a full marathon next October and have gotten back into running, after about 5 years of nonrunning! I love reading your blods and recipes!