Ahh....Monday morning, May 2nd, freshly fallen snow on the ground, frosty windshield......Sent my son to school today in snowpants and boots. I am SO sick of this. It is supposed to be SPRING and when it is SPRING, 26 degrees is much too cold to run in. Winter, 26 is heavenly, but for SPRING, it is just wrong....
To the random update because honestly, I am just not a writer. I'm a babbler rambler and this is my blog and this is what I do. Do NOT expect to be enlightened, do NOT expect creative flowing thoughts. DO expect stories of my son shooting "nuisance" birds out of the bird feeder and hiding them under a bucket on my deck and DO expect running thoughts and strategies that change DAILY. (No, my son is not a mini Jeffrey Dahmer and I did not condone this. He LOVES animals, knows and can identify EVERY bird, and I mean EVERY bird, and is actually a tender hearted boy trying to protect....and it's a BB-gun not a .40 caliber semi automatic pistol)
*Reese ran the mile for gym class on Friday. She is 10 years old and in the 4th grade. I did NOT go and stalk her as much as I wanted too. All the kids in grades 3-6 run the mile during the school year for phy ed. They have a series they do in attempt to receive the Presidential Physical Fitness award. We have a smaller school and a little over 100 kids per grade. She ran the overall top time of ALL the girls in the elementary school and outright beat every boy in her class. I was not at all proud of her..... When I picked her up from school, her face was just beaming!!! The gym teacher had PRAISED her which goes A LONG way with this middle child who sometimes gets overshadowed by her big sister. Beautiful runner, beautiful form! This did not come from me and I have pictures of myself to prove it.
*Ryan is playing hockey on a AAA team this spring/summer. It's an invite only team and these girls are GOOD. Fun to watch her have to work HARD just to keep up. She was SO sore and tired this morning. We had a travel FULL practice weekend with hours on the ice getting ready for a BIG tournament next weekend.
*I am not humble when it comes to my kids on my blog. Real life, OF COURSE, but on my blog....they are the "bee's knees" and you will hear about it-ha!
*I do not have a hotel room for Grandma's yet. I also have to go by myself because Joe is taking Ryan to a hockey tournament. I wonder if I could park at the start line with an air mattress in the back of my Suburban-ha!
My long run yesterday was to take place in a nasty nasty blizzard with 40 mph winds, snow, sharp sleet, and I was just not badass enough to do it this time. I almost went in the ditch slipping off the road in my car and got frostbite from the wind getting gas earlier in the morning so I called Katie and bailed. My options were to move the run to today (which I did NOT want to do) or tackle the DREADMILL (which I also did not want to do). The treadmill won.... Planned run was 1 hour steady, 5X3 min@MP/3 min.easy, 30 min. steady. My NOT good math mind thought this was 17 miles. It was 15 and I wanted to do 17 so I had to run some more-blech.....So not enjoyable but my pace was where I wanted it and I did the MP pace intervals b/w HMP and MP. 17 miles/2:15.
Honestly, NO one sweats more than me on a treadmill even when I'm not working that hard..... It is SO gross. I also drink WAY more on the treadmill than I do outside. At 11 miles I had to grab a towel because my shorts would not hold anymore water and it was just running down the back of my legs . I also had to keep my shirt on just to soak up the sweat. I think I lost about 3 pounds of water on one run.
See how much "hotter" I am after I run outside-ha ha!!! I'm thinkin' I better go fix my hair and put some makeup on and redeem myself!!
Happy Monday y'all!!!