Well hello there! Finally home and staring at Mount Everest of dirty clothes but blogging instead...
Weekend was fun! We almost never get to travel as a family and since Reese could not play again this weekend we all headed out together. A few reflections of my weekend travels....
* I'm entirely too cheap to pay for 2 hotel rooms and the hockey group rate only included 2 double beds. Therefore, I am quite tired and there are permanent impressions of little feet on my back....these little feet are seriously lucky they don't have little broken toes. I'm about half kidding here....(I love my children, do not report me)
*the hotel room was SO dry and my husband is sick and must have been dreaming about a freight train because he sounded like one. After pulling his chin down until he choked, shaking him, actually kicking him, I seriously considered putting the pillow over his head and sitting on it. Wife of the year here!
*I am a bad mother at hockey games and pump my son full of quarters for video games at the rink to keep from bothering me while I try to watch the game.
*It is just not right to have a 12 ounce/day coffee ration when I'm finally in a city surrounded by Starbucks and Caribou coffee.
*I hate 5K's
*The Sunday breakfast buffet at the Crown Plaza is fantastic. I'm pretty sure the waitress was concerned about my well being after seeing the fruit plate I brought back to the table. She almost stared at me in disgust like I was going to waste it or something. WRONG. I ate it-ALL of it.
*My daughter was desperate for these Reebok Zig? shoes. In her little world, these must be equivalent to the "Girbaud" jeans of the early 90's or something. She is likely sleeping in them right now.
*Trader Joe's is a freakin' mad house on Saturdays.
*Running paths are SUCH a treasure.
*My husband (who I almost tried to murder) bought me really cute boots as a peace offering and I forgave him for snoring by accident because he was sick and the hotel room was dry. This was a seriously nice gesture on my part....
*I LOVE watching my kids play sports! I'm not really a crowd screamer but I watch intently and sit on the edge of my seat the whole time. Ryan is the hardest worker-I love it!
*As much as I hate 5K's I also see the benefit in them (I'm bipolar) Good speedwork and generally cheap race entry fees. I think I will force myself to tackle a few more. I was pleased with my effort this weekend. I ran hard and 5K pace is DEFINITELY not a strength for me. I have some mental issues related to my watch that I need to work out. I'm considering not wearing one next time around. Mile 1 was faster than I would have liked and when I saw it on my Garmin I shut down a bit and started to panic. I was feeling good at that point and it turned negative quickly. At this point, with a little bit better running surface and no hairpin turnaround (quite difficult in a 5K in my opinion) I think I may be able to drop 8-10 seconds, MAYBE, but I'm not in sub 20 shape right now. Not even in perfect conditions. I'm totally OK with that and I'm pleased I am where I am at this point.
Back to work tomorrow and full time for the month of February. Will be a bit of a challenge to make it all work but sometimes the busier I am, the smoother things go....This week will be a cutback running week for me and I'm going to ease up on the miles, hit spin twice and try not to get overly stressed about it! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I really am considering some more thoughtful posts in the future!