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I am currently painting my baseboards. I got out the paint to touch up a spot on Reese's dresser yesterday and have subsequently painted 9 interior doors both sides and all the baseboards downstairs and now moving upstairs....I am nesting....Hmmmm.....My husband just got home from a long weekend hockey tournament with my son and my hair is full of white paint and I'm wearing sweatpants two sizes too big and typing on the computer with a paintbrush in my teeth. Sexy! I am on a mission. A mission to who knows where but I'm almost there....
I'm going on a day trip with my middle child tomorrow. Just me and her shopping our little hearts out, eating lunch at the place of her choice and catching a movie. Really really enjoy getting a chance to spend one on one time with my kids and this is SO important to them as well!
I'm still not injured. How thankful I am for this. After a couple of years of "bad luck", I now wake up each morning just thankful to be healthy. Healthy I am and I solidified that with a 5K PR this weekend. FINALLY broke the elusive 20 minute mark even though this wasn't necessarily my goal going into the race. I'm in marathon training, not 5K training. I obviously have a bit of a pride issue as I made this perhaps overly clear to those surrounding me before the race as to "excuse" a poor performance if I should have one-ha!! This was really confidence builder for me right now. Especially, the fact that I was able to push through the mental YUCK that comes with the feeling of imminent death, avoid the urge to find a rock/pebble/piece of sand to trip on that would take me out of the race, and finish with a hard ass kick!
I am running a HM this coming weekend. Women Rock in St. Paul. I believe there will be semi-naked firefighters on the course. This is why I registered anyway. I've decided to do this as a MP training run so I can actually gawk at "said semi-naked men". Kidding obviously although during a goal race I am literally completely oblivious to my surroundings. I'm traveling with some friends and my sister. I am HOPING to arrive to the race on time. My sister, bless her soul, is notoriously LATE to every race and she is driving us there. Will be a fun getaway girls weekend though, I hope!! I'm kind of a "space" person so I'm going to do my best to let people into my "space"-ha!
Brooks Women's D'lite Micro Mesh Racerback-this is currently my FAVORITE tank. Almost like a mosquito net, like wearing nothing but yet still acts as a shirt. Love it! Will order 17 more of these tomorrow.
Boston, Boston, Boston. The Boston Marathon has been weighing on my mind a lot the past couple of weeks. I have a deferral I could utilize from last year to register between August 20-30th. I am also comfortably qualified to register without the deferral..... Lots of thought went into my decision but NO Boston for me in 2013. Honestly, this decision was a RELIEF! I really do not want to train for a marathon this winter. It's OK Jenn! You're a big girl and you don't have to!!!! I just really want to focus on my kids and being a hockey mom this winter without the stress of 20 mile runs in pitch black -40 weather on ice. Only a few years left with these babies of mine and MANY more opportunities to run Boston! This is the RIGHT decision for me right now! That being said, I may still fly out and hang with a good friend to spectate the 3 fantastic super elite females running and support some dear friends should they decide to run!
And one final random in my 3 minute ramble here. I need to make a gratitude list. Overwhelming sense today of all I have to be thankful for. I sometimes spend too much time thinking of how I want things to be different in my life instead of just focusing on all the things that are RIGHT! So much right.