Friday, February 25, 2011

Attempted murderers caught and off for the weekend again!

Heading out the door on yet another weekend trip-5 hours in the car one way with just me and my girls since Joe is traveling with Max for his tournament in another city. I just thoroughly enjoy paying for hotel rooms in 2 different cities the same weekend....I really do love hanging out with my girls though!! I ADORE my son but I'm looking forward to just relaxing and not getting shot in the head by a Nerf gun, a flying floor hockey puck or getting my insatiably thirsty boy 47 drinks while I'm trying to run on the treadmill. Nahh-he's a good boy for the most part and knows not to bug mom when she's getting her run on-ha! Speaking of drinks I found a gallon of milk in the cereal cupboard this morning. Yeah-I put it there.....

They caught the little punks who tried to cripple me and leave me for dead. Not really but sounds more dramatic when I put it that way and I get more sympathy from my family when I rag about the huge thigh bruise I'm now sporting. I am having some weird feelings about this. I was SO pissed but now I almost feel bad or guilty. The driver may lose his license for a hit and run and I'm not sure he's a "bad" kid or just panicked. He obviously needs to learn a lesson but at the same time I don't want to screw up his life here. It's not my fault-I need to stop feeling upset. My husband has NO sympathy for this kid.

Joe made it home at midnight last night. I rarely go to bed before midnight. I put the kids to bed and waited for him since we seemingly never see each other and have to split up again today! He found me fast asleep in my fleece gopher pants with a huge hoody on, a ponytail, and wearing my teeth bleaching trays. LUCKY guy! I truly had intentions of changing out of this before he got home and at least brushing the bleach off my teeth....

My massage was heaven yesterday minus the fact that besides the thigh bruise I also tweaked something on the left side of my back apparently. I was slow moving this morning. I'm not injured, just sore and I could still run yesterday. I'm feeling better here now but decided to make today my off day and run the hills of Duluth tomorrow.

I have lots of thinking to do this weekend. Potentially a few hours on my laptop researching in my down time at the hotel. I am 16 weeks out from Grandma's this weekend and think I'm going to cross over to a marathon training plan. I'm still planning for a half in hopefully the next 4-5 weeks. I also think I will post my planned weekly workouts at the beginning of the week on here so I feel a little more accountable to them. I've sometimes broken down my entire week and paces afterwards. I keep a running log and could post from that...Not sure if that's very interesting. Still thinking about this.

Again, this was a random nothing post! I will be posting the food post next week.

Good luck to all those racing this weekend!

19 comments:

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

LOVE the family picture. Um, story of my life....I should get ready and look hot for Billy and then I fall asleep in my pj's with drool coming out of my mouth. Don't feel guilty about turning them in...there needs to be consequences about their actions and if you didn't than they could do it to someone else too. 16 weeks...WAHOO I would love to see your running logs! Have a fun weekend gorgeous girl!

Small Town Runner said...

Um WOW!!!!! Don't feel guilty. The sooner he's caught, the sooner he'll come around, RE the driver.

Sorry about your back :(

I think you have a good idea to start marathon training and go ahead and do the half in the middle of it. It would give you a longer training cycle-

And if the half is not under the ideal circumstances, I STILL think you have great shot at a super HUGE PR.!!!!!

THse gopher pants are so sexy...I bet Joe loved that. LOL!

Jamoosh said...

Behead the punk!

Small Town Runner said...

"those" i meant :))

I think tose boys should stand in front of the car while Joe takes aim....J/K

GeorgiaSnail said...

It's not your fault and they need to be held accountable for their actions...otherwise they will continue to believe they can behave how ever they would like and not be held accountable.

XLMIC said...

I agree…by holding them accountable, they learn an important lesson. Were they my sons, I would want them held fully accountable…I am not kidding. I am so glad the incident didn't derail your training :) hoping your weekend goes wonderfully!

ajh said...

You are much nicer than I am. I would not feel guilty for anyone who hit me with their car and drove off and left me. Big lesson needs to be learned and accountability! It could have been an old lady or a young child and they could have been killed.

And love the milk in the cereal cupboard. My son asked me recently when I started keeping the spaghetti in the freezer.

Shawn said...

I agree with hubby...will do the lad a world of good in the future. Better to learn now then have to deal with killing somebody in the future. Been to Duluth...those should be some nasty hills!

Julie said...

I was thinking along the lines of ajh ~ what if they had hit your child?? You would probably not be having these guilty feelings right now. They did the wrong thing and they need to learn from this lesson before they do something careless and the results turn out drastically different.

Don't feel bad!

Stephanie said...

Please don't feel guilty. He needs to learn a lesson by being punished. Think if you had been even more injured. He needs this life lesson. You truly can add to the learning experience by being a compassionate victim rather than harsh to him or his representatives in any correspondence so that he knows that the world isn't tying to crap on him. But he definitely needs this lesson.

Running and living said...

Oh, and I don't think you screwed up his life! Probably he'll get his license suspended for a bit. Even if he panicked, he needs to learn that rules and rules and there are consequences. Better learn now than latter.

That pic with you at the 5K, I love it! Your leg looks so strong and powerful! You need a copy of that for Joe's wallet:)

I like reading about people's training. I used to post mine, then had a different blog, and now I keep multiple excell spreadsheets. I'd be curious about your training plan and your training influences:)

Caroline said...

I am with your husband
NO SYMPATHY for the kid. this is serious, it could have been MUCH worst. listen if this was my son I would want him to pay for this and he is a good kid. so far anyway. you will not screw up his life.

Amanda@runninghood said...

Oh Jenn, you keep taking care of yourself. Sometimes when things like this happen, you don't even realize how they might change your alignment and little things that you might not notice right away so please listen to your body extra hard! I can relate to your feelings of wanting to have more mercy on them but they need to learn. This will be a life changing moment for them and it will make this kid more accountable in his life.

I love to see your training! INspires me and makes me and then it is nice for you to get feedback and have people relate and like you said...hold you accountable. Like you telling me I had spin. I didn't end up doing it though. But I felt strong on my mile repeats today!

I don't think I could do what you do when it comes to the traveling every weekend. Do your kids realize all that you guys do for them? wooo wee, I hope so. You're amazing. I think it is a huge sacrifice to give up weekend family time at home.

Happy Weekend Jenn!

Jill said...

I am so behind in blog world, I was so sorry to hear about your car attack!! Yikes!!! I'm glad it wasn't anything major on your behalf, though I know it was really scarey!!!

Ok, this is short but gotta head out, just wanted to get a quick Jenn fix and say hi. Good luck to all the kiddos this weekend!!!

xo

Meg said...

I think it's interesting to hear about paces and notes from your running log, please fill us in, but that's just me...weird runner girl!!
I hope you and your hubby have some time on Sunday, I totally remember those wild kiddo weekends when we barely connected but remember, it DOES pass quickly!
Enjoy, I know you do!
I hope your tweaky back feels better and enjoy the games this weekend!

GoBigGreen said...

Hey me again, take it easy if you have noticeable bruising or a hematoma on that thigh, you dont want it to build up in there so just try to rest it, ice a bit but after about 72 hours if you have a true hematoma you want to start using heat/moist heat to get the body to reabsorb the fluid.
Sorry i tried to send this thru the running widget and it didnt work:) take care!
MN BRR...

TX Runner Mom said...

Glad they found the person who hit you. I wouldn't feel guilty, sounds like a good life lesson for the kid to me. Have a wonderful weekend with your girls!

LindseyAnn said...

I missed the "getting hit by a car" story!! I'm glad to hear you're OK. I would absolutely do something about the "assailants"-- a lesson needs to be learned here, especially since they just took off on you like that.

Hope you enjoyed your time in my town this weekend! ;) I fully support the idea of Grandma's! I'm hopefully going to start running with a training group from work that is meant to be for Grandma's, but I'm tweaking it as needed for Bayshore, which is about 3 weeks earlier. I'm excited to witness all the hoopla of this race!

lindsay said...

i am so glad they found them!! i can understand feeling guilty/bad, but this won't ruin his life if turns it around. it's all up to him... he definitely needs to learn that if you hit a person, you need to stop! sheesh. i would probably be feeling bad too, but at the same time - sometimes people need that tough love.

i hope you are staying at hotels where you can earn points. might i recommend the hilton family or intercontinental family? they have resorts in tahiti... ;) cash them in!