Today, I did something I’ve never done before.

Today I did something I've never done before: nothing.

Don't adjust your computer screen - you read correctly. I did nothing. All morning. And I did it with absolutely no guilt or regret or thoughts of what I could be accomplishing otherwise.

I didn't get out of bed until 7am. At 7, I went downstairs and plopped myself on the sofa, where I fell back asleep till 10. TEN!!! DOUBLE DIGIT SLEEPING, FOLKS!! I spent the rest of the morning catching up on Ugly Betty and watching football. I didn't even take a shower or make the bed until noon. Actually, at this point I haven't even eaten, and I'm still sitting here watching football and f'ing around on the internet.

It is really nice.

I mean it. It's the first time I've ever been okay with just lazing around all morning. Yes, I need to get dressed so I can feed myself and take my medicine. Yes, I need to study and put my 2007 race stuff in its shadow box so I can empty the memo board for next year's stuff. But I don't care. It'll happen. I'm not worried about it.

IMOF 2007 . . . holy, holy Hannah. I can't even begin to run down all the excitement. From movies I didn't end up watching and drunken sushi dinners that were never supposed to happen to happy hours to 80-hour workweeks to marathons, weekend trips and sinus infections, to growing a pair of balls at work to Thanksgiving to qualifying for my first mortgage to finding a great roommate until I buy my first place, to two of my good friends getting married to meeting new people to crazy escapades at slightly-sleazy bars to great conversations to spending time with family to exams to research papers to Maggiano's and everything else I might have forgotten. And IMOF 2007 was definitely wrapped up with a bang last night.

I plan on spending the rest of the weekend doing as little as possible, because the hard work begins when this weekend ends. I am officially registered now for the St. Anthony's Olympic Triathlon in St. Pete the weekend of April 25-28 - that will be my last practice race before the Half Ironman. All I have to do now is arrange bike transport for the NYC Tri in July and pick my little practice races.

So, as we bid the IMOF adieu and enjoy a last bit of tasty freedom, we slide into December only slightly tired and hungry, with a giant smile, in a (cute) pair of pajamas.

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