Warning: Mike is at a Super Bowl party. Jasper went to bed early (gasp!), so that leaves me a lot of time to ramble on an overly long post.
First off, today’s run was great. I did my virtual 10K for the 13 in 2013 challenge. A virtual race may seem kinda silly at first. Really, it’s a self imposed time trial, an online recording that you did it, and then a chance to get in a drawing for some really cool prizes. I did surprisingly well, and was very please I ran much faster than I had been when I had some purpose. The ladies doing the 2013 series really have put a ton of work into it, and are doing a nice thing to help motivate folks and it’s all free.
Next, I realize I probably sound like a bit of a shithead on my last post whining I only did 18 miles. I totally do not mean to come off as one of the obnoxious people who say things like “I have an easy day tomorrow, just 15 mile run and then a 3 hour bike ride.” But I realize that’s probably how it sounds. What it all comes down to is pacing the marathon is an honor and I want to respect the job and do the work. I’m pretty lucky. While I do not run at the level I did pre-kid, that level was pretty insane. I remember a Friday of emails with Stephanie where we decided to run 26.2 for fun on the hike and bike the next morning. Would not happen now…ever. But I have enough room in my schedule to do a lot…and I am thankful.
And, speaking of a lot…..we had a lovely weekend. A lot of tasks, as well as things we wanted to do got done. Jasp had a fantastic birthday which I’ll write about more later, but both Saturday and today left me fried. This weekend I decided we (or at least I) need to tone down weekends. Something’s gotta give. I spend every minute of the weekend out of the house. I won’t bore you with all the crap we seem to do on the weekends and some is nonnegotiable, but I am committed to making our family’s days off less of a rat race. I’m giving up Sunday yoga, unless the weekend is pretty quiet and we aren’t doing much (which hasn’t happened in ages). I’m going to focus a little more on some shorter evening sessions of home practice…that will be another post later this week too. It’s good to have a breaking point. I don’t need to eat all my meals standing at the kitchen sink, I don’t need to wear 3 different sets of workout clothes in one day, and I don’t need to get an afternoon latte each day because I am tired and trigger my Starbucks ”this coffee costs $5 and there are people without basic necessities, but here I am buying a $5 drink and what does that say about me, and society in general” guilt trip. But dang, when a girl’s tired and there’s a drive through, caffeine consumerism wins over social justice every time.
Long post over…Thank you notes are calling my name…then bed!