Ahh! Monday ramblings. It's been awhile but no work today and 10 consecutive hours driving in the car gave me some time to think. Unfortunately none of my thoughts were productive as usual so COMPLETE ramblings it is.....
Saw this on my travels today while playing on my phone.
Stuff like this happens to me ALL THE TIME. I text so quickly and then read back what I've written and my autocorrect TRASHES my message. Anyway, I played on this site for about 30 minutes while reading these to my husband while he drove. We were dying laughing at some of them.
*Took my kids to the first High School football game on Friday night. Do you know how long 8th graders take to get ready for a football game??? My word, you would think it was a Rave or something. Anyway, as we were driving to town, something happened up ahead on the highway. I believe it was a deer but it caused a SLEW of slamming breaks. I had very little reaction time and no choice but to completely ditch my vehicle and ended up almost rolling in a ditch of water with all of my 3 kids. Would have been interested to see the data if I was wearing my HRM. Thank GOD, we were all OK-the kids were TERRIFIED and crying but nobody hurt, only some damage to the vehicle and a nice tow bill. I will add that Ryan was more concerned about getting to the football game than getting the car out of the ditch and managed to hitchhike herself to town for the opening kickoff. (I'm kind of serious although I did know who picked her up:)
My son had his 8th birthday this weekend! We had a very ENERGY filled weekend.
I know he is my child and I'm biased, but dang he's cute:)
*Spent Saturday night sleeping in tents in the yard per small boy's request. Actually, this is a lie. Mommy is in marathon training and has a sore ass and a sore back and sore everything and the second the small boy was sleeping, she hightailed it to her tempurpedic bed until 5 am in which case she REAPPEARED with donuts:)
*Went grocery shopping on Sunday afternoon for the party and came home with these.
Now, I have absolutely no idea how these ended up in my grocery bag. This is not a joke-I DON'T know!!! Explaining this to my husband was fun-like I was 16 telling my dad that I don't smoke and I don't know why my breath smells like smoke-probably because I was in a restaurant where people were smoking or something and I just breathed it in???? Anyway, I'm pretty sure Joe believed I wouldn't smoke L & M's if I was a smoker. I'm way more of a Virginia Slims type a gal. We've decided to let Ryan take these to junior high tomorrow. I told her the going rate is probably like at least a buck a smoke which would net her $40 on the first day:)
*So, I am still dealing with a PAIN IN THE ASS. It is very annoying, it is very frustrating, it makes me want to smash my fist into the door (I practiced this to see if it hurt, it does). I spend almost ALL my free time sitting on a bag of ice and I think I have frostbite. The bonus is, I am STILL able to run. It's not getting "better" but I actually don't think it's hindering my pace that much as I get more accustomed to running with it.
*Last week I managed 11 total miles(not consecutive) @ sub 7 and 1 mile at 7:03. I ran 24 miles total yesterday. A 20 mile long run which felt like SHIT for the first 5 miles at which point I decided I was withdrawing from the marathon. Unfortunately, I was still 5.4 miles from home so I still had to get that far. Generally, I feel better as I go and this was the case yesterday. First 10.4 in 8:09. Quick water stop and 9.6 in 7:38. My body felt better after a bit or I was able to tune out the discomfort. Either way, I would have liked to feel less fatigued but was happy with the run. After the 20, took about a 40-45 minute break and then went out for 4 more with Reese. OMG-she was running circles around me. My legs were done. Note to self-don't stop and then try to run again.
*Finished my week with 50 some miles which was an improvement from last weeks 40 (which actually sounds wonderful right now because I had previously misplaced my 15 mile LR and only thought 25) and then 0 miles the week before.
*My tentative plan is to try for my big long run 22 with 17-18 near MP next weekend. The longest consecutive MP run I've EVER done has been 16 miles. I've run many many MP miles in a week before but consecutively never more than 16. If I can complete this, I think it will shed a WHOLE new light on things for me. If not.....Well, let's just not entertain that thought right now because I WILL:)
First day of school tomorrow! I took the morning off from work so I get to take my little kiddos to school. Ryan is SO excited-ha! Even Reese won't let me walk down to her classroom. Thank God my little guy still loves me......