I hope everyone had as good of a Mother’s Day as I did. Even though I seem to have caught a bit of a day care virus, I still had a great weekend and wish today wasn’t Monday.
Saturday Mark and I had a fantastic run. He’s back into marathon mode, so it’s great to have a partner. We had a spectacular run through Brushy Creek complete with a pastel sunrise, a herd of deer, full creeks, and lots of great conversation. We trekked through a new subdivision quite a bit and played house hunters picking out our favorites. We got a nice 15 miler which was just what I was going for. The rest of the day I manned Jasper while Mike continued to slowly chip away at the endless “getting rid of hideous 80’s decor” projects in our house. Why there was once such a fascination with all things brass I will never know. Also, WTF with the whole “faux Victorian” look? Ick.
Sunday my request for the day was just to go to yoga guilt free and relax a bit. I started the day with another Brushy Creek run with Mark and Pancake. Yes, Pancake got her deer herding on as we tackled the trails nice and early. Happiness is a worn out border collie. Then I hit Ashtanga. I’ve dropped it to about every 2-3 weeks doing flow classes in between. Ashtanga plus running every weekend really was making me tired…it’s such a tough class. I came home completely pooped and ready to start figuring out my new Garmin 405. Yes, out of the blue for Mother’s Day, Jasper got me a much fancier Garmin than the 110 model I already had. I guess he figured I need things like the calories burned and the virtual partner and the touch-bevel screen. Yes, I am spoiled and I love my new shiny toy. You know you are runner when a new Garmin beats out diamonds any day.
I was also treated to a homemade grilled salmon dinner with mango salsa. We decided to live large and got a patio set for the deck. I am loving eating outside and so is the little boy, who blow bubbles in between his micro bites of food.
Ok. Now the really big news…..I am running a marathon in July! How did this happen so quick? A friend here mentioned she might do the Missoula marathon with a friend of hers. She was saying flying in the day before and leaving right after makes out of town races not that big of a deal. Because I have a super awesome, supportive husband, he said “You know, it wouldn’t be too big of a deal if you did something like that.” Next thing you know I was doing my research, ever being drawn the Missoula marathon, that Runner’s World voted the best overall in the country. I LOVE smaller, but well done races. And, hello, cool weather in the middle of a Texas summer? A no-brainer. So it’s booked. The main reason this could happen is Mike had some air miles to cover the ticket that cost more than a flight to Australia. So I’m going solo on a Saturday and coming home early on a Monday. I will be totally worn out, but happy, and hopefully the little boy won’t notice too much I am gone. And let’s face it, a little break from the little boy can be much needed as difficult as it is to leave. The speech delay issues are difficult and make a lot of things an extra challenge. I am fortunate that Mike gets this and tries to help me get a break when I can. Plus, it’s really hard to have an entire Texas summer without leaving. I am so, so excited for my mini July vacation. Now I need to just start training!
Well time to get a couple of things done while I have my reprieve at here at speech therapy. Hopefully I’ll get to the computer a little more this week for some more running posts. Have a great week….