Parent teacher conferences last night. Perfect opportunity for me to break out of my sweatpants and showcase my style! Jeans, cowboy boots, Brooks running Jacket and a Coach bag. Yes, look for me on the cover of Vogue soon……I love parent teacher conferences!! First of all, I am SO thankful for the amazing school system we have here. I’ve only had fantastic experiences with all of my kids teachers thus far and the fact that my 7 year old son will run down the hallway to HUG his teacher almost brings a tear to my eye!! OK-sappy Kodak moment over… So, apparently my son has a girlfriend, my 10 year old daughter has a bit of a test anxiety, and my 7th grader is “Chatty Cathy” and has been linked to an elite group of students that are responsible for stealing the band director’s clarinet each morning and hiding it somewhere in the bandroom! I am SO proud!
Also in random news, we had women’s hockey league (aka social wine club) last night at a most ungodly hour!!! Only 3 moms showed up with figure skates this time! Yes-we are a might TERRIBLE but Oh so fun!!! Unfortunately I was blessed with absolutely NO fast twitch muscles and these quick skating bursts about kill me. By the end I wondered why the H I was racing to the puck anyway when I can’t shoot for crap and half the time I’m holding my stick in the wrong hand!! This is GREAT crosstraining though as I am wiped this morning and have 800 repeats on the docket! Glorious!!
My hip is doing very well this week. I’m not sure what the scare was last Friday but it appears to have been nothing. For those who haven’t been following for that long and have asked, I came down with a femoral neck stress fracture 5 weeks after the Boston marathon last spring and have only been back running since the beginning of September. This was truly one of the greatest challenges I have faced in quite some time. I am learning some HUGE lessons in patience here as I want to be EXACTLY where I left off and I don’t want it to take 3 months to get back there…..OK, just realized I have been running again for 2 and a half months and I won’t be back to where I was by 3 months……
More randomness, I am considering a 5K the day after Thanksgiving. I haven’t run a 5K or a 10K in a couple of years and before I was into marathon training. I hate the 5K and would rather run back to back marathons than race one!! I’m very competitive (mainly with myself) and this distance is DEFINITELY not a strength of mine. Anyway, I suppose I should tackle those demons and view them as forced speedwork. This will be quite interesting as I have run approximately 1 mile (maybe less) at what should be my 5K pace in the last couple of months!!
I am such a flowing writer......umm not so much a journalism major. Back to the random, my hubby and I were visiting after hockey last night over a bottle of this
Yes-when you have 3 kids in traveling hockey this is what you must resort to drinking!! I just love the description on the back "Food and Finance friendly. Broke Ass red offers juicy plum and blackberry flavors with a kick on the finish. Drink in style without liquifying your budget." Anyway, we got to reminiscing and he brought up THIS. I knew I had written a post about it and we got a great laugh out of it!
So-a lot of racers this weekend! I get so excited for Monday mornings after big races so I can read race reports and drink 12 cups of coffee!! I’m not even going to single anyone out here just send a HUGE shoutout of GOOD LUCK to everyone!!
One more thing. When you live in Northern MN, the men hunt and the women scrapbook. ( In my case, RUN, because I am not crafty and quite frankly HATE scrapbooking)! Anyway, my hubby and son got a big buck on Wednesday and they are both so excited. I am also SO excited as I will now have to find a place to hang this huge head mount and try to make it look like it came from Pottery Barn. Oh, the challenges…..Have a great weekend!