Ah, Friday morning. The time I long for ALL week. ME time. Joe is en route to the cities with Ryan for a HUGE hockey weekend, Max and Reese at school and BOTH going to parties after school. I have hours and hours to myself and I may or may not remove my ass from this couch for some time here. I haven't posted in awhile. I'm not going to apologize for it. I'm posting now:) Thank you if anyone is still around to read!!
*I'm working full time. I'm in the office and I am generally the ONLY one who answers the phone unless I am downstairs running on the treadmill (sweet deal for me) or I'm off picking up the mail. Joe will sometimes call me at work to ask me for the 45th time what time the kids have practice...He called yesterday and I was at the Clinic getting a strep screen. My sweet innocent boss's wife answered the phone to a creepy greeting of "Hey sexy"....Slight embarrassment on both parts. I'm thankful this is all he said.
*I am busy busy busy with hockey. Hockey practice, hockey tournaments, hockey fundraising, hockey community service projects, hockey emails, hockey hotel reservations, sharpening skates. Because I was feeling like I didn't have enough hockey in my life and I had an overabundance of time, I once again joined the mom's league. Sunday nights I will now be in full gear taking out my frustrations by checking another mom into the boards-ha! Honestly, this is SO much fun:)
*Ryan's team is still undefeated. They are a super great group of kids. HARD workers. Half the team has been conditioning with ANOTHER another team (different level) outside of their already taxing practices because they are THAT determined. Love to see kids want stuff and know how to work for it. They are currently near the top of the state rankings!
*Reese's team ALSO undefeated! SO thankful for good friends who have been helping me with her schedule this year! I haven't been able to see her play much yet but I will divide my time evenly between the kids and her turn is coming SOON!!
*Max's team is also a joy to watch. Little boys are something else! He is also the third child so I obviously have no pictures of him in his hockey gear....
Speaking of hockey gear, I've now decided to dress him in his hockey gear to even RIDE in the car with me. I have never claimed to be a good driver but I had insurance claim #24 or something (yes, my car insurance is higher than a 16 year old....) last weekend when we were trying to head off to his tournament. Somehow, I backed out of my garage and continued to back up SO far that I put my car right over the retaining wall where it sat like a teeter totter. Now, in my defense, I'm pretty sure I was looking for something essential like an M&M that may have fallen on the passenger seat floor. I figured I was safe in my own driveway, I was not.....I had to call my husband to come home and save me. 5 minutes later my car was again on the driveway. It was only missing a ground effect panel, and just a "minor" amount of landscaping damage......No eye contact was made between husband and wife. I'm sure he was trying to look at me through the window and smile and maybe mouth the words "I love you" but I must have still been searching for that M&M.
So on to what this blog is actually about:)
First things first, I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to be a member of the Brooks ID program for the third consecutive year. This has been a most amazing opportunity for me and there is little doubt that I love the products!!!
There might be some question as to whether I like the Brooks Launch:) The Pureflow and T7's are sitting next to my work treadmill.
*As far as training, I've been in a world of hurt this week. I ran a great track workout in some FRIGID temps on Monday. I felt really great after this workout (not so great during but strong:) Tuesday morning, however, I woke up with chills, a sore throat, headache, clammy. I did manage a 6 mile recovery run but I felt purely awful. Wednesday, even worse. Tried to run twice and both times had to pull the plug with a total of 6.6 miles. Yesterday I just submitted to taking the day off and started a course of antibiotics. I'm feeling a little better today. Hoping to try to run easy later this afternoon.
*My most exciting news is that I've now got my hands on one of these lucky hats like my speedy friend! This hat will make me fast. It will make me PR in all my races and I will never lose it under a couch:)
I think this is enough jibber jabber for one day! Time to read the jibber jabber of others!!! Have a great weekend all! Good luck to all those racing!!!