Two posts in one week! I know, SHOCKING!! Sorry to disappoint but this one won't be any less random than the last! I'm coming to the realization that my blog is like "swamp water" or "suicide pop". A mix of everything in the same glass. I sometimes start to fill it with just one flavor but by the end, a big old mix and on a good day or after midnight you guys might even get some vodka thrown in with it!!! At least the glass is usually half full:)
TO THE BULLETS!!!
*Apparently majority has ruled against the hair flip....I just can't imagine why.
*Found this little note on the counter the other morning next to my coffee maker. Honestly, I have the GREATEST kid (who also wanted to go to a sleepover but I will pretend I don't understand ulterior motives because this card was so sweet)
*Both of my girls volunteer at the nursing home in a program called Junior Volunteers during the school year. They ride the bus from school on Mondays and hang out with the residents playing games, visiting etc. for about an hour. It's a great program, many kids do it, and they both really enjoy it. Anyway, school has been out for a couple of weeks and Reese has been asking me to take her to see Dorothy because Dorothy made her PROMISE to come and visit in the summer. Sometimes I get caught up with the busyness of life and I'm not sure I had actually heard Dorothy's name specifically before but I agreed to run her in to say "hi" quickly after work this evening. Upon entering Dorothy's room, I saw a bulletin board with about 7-8 pictures of MY daughter, no one else.....This woman's face lit up like a LIGHT BULB when she saw Reese, honestly brought me to tears INSTANTLY! Those of you with kids who have an opportunity to have them be involved in a program like this, DO it!!!!!!
*I am getting EXCITED to start marathon training again on Sunday. REALLY EXCITED!!! I know, I just finished marathon training and 2 weeks ago I was anxious for it to be over.....I'm honestly not even sure why I'm so excited this time around. Maybe the longer days, the calm mornings, summer track, the fact that I'm NOT over scheduled with life for the next two months.....I don't know what it is but I'm goin' with it!!! Reading Run Faster for like the 4th time since I obviously have no memory retention and getting my plan together here! I'm over that last mishap AKA Grandma's marathon and ready to move on to Twin Cities in 13 in a half weeks!!!
*Went for a short run tonight. Only 4.7 miles but brought my pace up quite a bit for the first time since the race. Planning to run about 50 miles this week with 45.3 of them easy:) My legs are a little sore after avoiding lower body strength for about 6 weeks and then pretending I hadn't lost a beat....my legs and my BUTT!! Note to self-DO NOT avoid lower body strength.
*Temp was over 80 and the heat index in the 90's today. I am planning for 9-10 miles before work tomorrow since the heat index will be over 100 by the time I'm home from work. It was 54 degrees two days ago. Gotta love Minnesota weather!!
*Big party on Friday night! Dress up, makeup, hair down, big people party! Hmmm-can I wear Lulu pants to a big people party?
So thereyahavit! A little midweek update! Happy Wednesday!