Tried to wake up before the littles this morning, but Miles beat me. I swear the kid does not sleep during the winter.
Mixed things up with an RKS Kettlebell workout. Jillian gets me sweating but I know if I want to see visible results I have to constantly keep my body guessing.
Once the littles were at school I headed out for what felt like a miserable run because it was windy as all get out. Wind is the type of weather I like the least. I’ll run in just about anything, but that doesn’t mean I like it. I do not like running in wind. Yes a run is a run, so I don’t regret it, but it wasn’t fun. I haven’t run on a treadmill in months and I sort of wanted to keep that streak alive for a little bit longer, since I know it’s going to be a long winter.
8 miles 8:18 average. Was glad I wore my Tom Tom watch rather than holding my phone so I could focus on keeping my hands warm. Downloaded the Tom Tom app on my phone, so I need to do all that syncing jazz. Good thing I’ll have a zillion hours on a plane tomorrow. I will not complain one single bit though since the destination is Honolulu.
Eric must have gotten the Saucony memo – his packing piles look like he is ready to run.
Me on the other hand. I’m not packed.at.all. I’m actually not even unpacked from San Antonio. I took out the dirty clothes right away to wash, but everything else is still sitting in my suitcase. That’s what happens when you are doing too much.
Packing #irunthisbody orders right now and trying to make sure I’m all caught up before I pop up an away from my desk message on my email. I’m not sure I’ve ever done that while not working in an office, but this feels like a good week to say, I’m taking a mental break.
For those of you who ordered pre-order shirts. You will get an email once it ships – so not to worry! The shirts have not come back from the printer yet but as soon as they do, they will be on their way to you!!
The week after a race, of any distance, the hunger does not go away. Salad for a snack, to hopefully fill me up till dinner time – since breakfast, lunch, and Starbucks did nothing to help the runger go away.
Yesterday there was a MAJOR false alarm at the highschool a stones throw from me, it resulted in the elementary school, where my kids go to school, being locked down. I tried to remain calm, but after letting my mind get the better of me, I wasn’t calm. I hate that we live in a world where it is a reality that some parents have sent their kids to school only to not have them return home from school. After I found out everything was okay I did the only two things I know how to do when I am mad, angry, upset, sad – I prayed and went for a run. I pushed till my lungs burned and I felt the anger and fear leave my body and then I slowed down and ran a thankful 3 miles home. Needless to say when I went and volunteered at Miles school, I had a very good attitude about dealing with 1st graders who didn’t want to listen. 2014 has been about perspective on so many levels for me.
- Mile 1: 7:42
- Mile 2: 7:28
- Mile 3: 7:08
- Mile 4: 8:04
- Mile 5: 7:53
- Mile 6: 7:58
I’m beyond excited to go to Hawaii, but part of me will be excited when I am back home with my family. I LOVE traveling, but home truly is where my heart is.