Yesterday afternoon, K, D and I headed out for their 5k training run. We are a day behind on keeping to our schedule, we were not able to run last Thursday. Yesterday we completed Week 2 of the Ease Into 5k program. It was very hot out but we opted to go earlier in the afternoon for our run so D could have some time in the pool. She was not a happy camper and continued to run far ahead of us.
She would try to speed up to patches of shade and then linger there waiting for K and I to catch up. In spite of all her complaining and whining, she did great! Her ability to run nonstop for 90 seconds in this heat tells me she’s going to kill that 5k! I’m really proud of K, too! He doesn’t whine or complain while we run because he is trying to keep D’s spirits up – he’s such a good daddy! We completed 2.37 miles in about 36 minutes.
Happy to be home, but she wasn’t happy I paused for another family photo.
Confession time, I did not do my longer runs on Friday and Saturday. I stuck to the 1 mile and called it good. I felt super guilty for skipping the runs, especially as I read all my blogger friends blogging about how awful their long runs were. I felt like I’d failed to be supportive of my running friends by not suffering with them. Does that make any sense? I cannot, cannot, cannot blow off my longer runs any more. As of yesterday, it is 4 weeks until my next half marathon, Disneyland! I want to do a 9 mile run this weekend and a 10 mile run the following weekend. Then that will be it for long runs and I will taper in preparation for the half marathon!
I wrote in my journal every day this weekend, something I’m trying to do so I can get my crazy thoughts out of my head and work through them on paper. I told myself yesterday that I might as well take advantage of this
time off unemployment period and take care of some things that normally get neglected! I wrote myself a list of 4 things to do today!
After I dropped D off at school this morning, I started working on the disaster we call a pantry! Took about 1 1/2 hours and now you can actually find things without having things fall on your head!
Pantry before and after
Side pantry before and after
And now that I’ve written this blog posting, I have accomplished 2 of the 4 things on my list “to do” today!
Do you write yourself “to do” lists?
What’s for lunch today?
What’s for dinner?
Can you tell I’m hungry