Um, where did you go?
I can’t believe it is already nearing the end of July. I can’t really say much about July. It has been a blur. I can’t even begin to fill you in on the past three weeks.
I had a quick trip to Oklahoma to see my dad and attend my Grandma’s 90th birthday party as a bonus this past weekend. Since Jessica (AKA My Official Race Crew) is pretty much amazing she was able to get me on a standby list (because her boyfriend works for the airlines) to fly to and from OKC for dirt cheap. The only problem? Standby. Getting into OKC was a breeze. Coming home, not so much. It seems everyone and their dog (literally, I have no idea how many dogs I saw) wanted to come to Seattle. I got bumped from 5 flights on Monday. I got the last seat on the last flight last night to get me home by midnight.
It was such a quick trip I didn’t even take my running shoes. My plan was to spend as much quality time with my dad as I could and not worry about running. I left LB home with the Hubs for some MAN time while I made the quick trip. This is the first time since my son was born that I have been to see my family alone, without him. It was weird.
And now, because I care and I hope that some of you may learn from my mistake, this is what happens when you leave your Hubs, who has been in a 3rd world country for 7 months, in charge of your LB (who has his 5 year old birthday pics this week) for + or – 72 hours:
I came home to find (when I went up to kiss him hello and goodnight at midnight) my sweet little boy with THIS atop his head.
Good thing it is summer. It will grow? Right?
Today was the beginning of week 8 of Portland Marathon training. I went out for an easy three miles in the sun! Since July has been pretty much crazy (and I’m not sure things will get much better any time soon) and I have skipped more runs than completed I have decided to step back to Hal Higdon’s Novice 1 plan instead of Novice 2. I may switch back in a few weeks if I feel I haven’t lost a lot of my base. So tomorrow is 6, Thursday 3 and this weekends long run is 13. Oh boy….maybe I should climb back under my rock.
Today’s run felt great.
And can I just say, I can’t wait to get my new Yurbuds! Headphones have been a pain in my…. EAR. Seriously, for the last year, or so. They never stay in my ears. They slip and slide. They short out when I sweat and they just all around make me angry. I was super pumped when Hank contacted me and asked me if I was interested in testing a pair. Um…Yeah! So I am checking the mail every day like Ralphie on a Christmas Story, waiting for his Decoder (…Eat more Ovaltine). So hopefully they come soon and I can give them a try! Stay tuned for that!
Today I am grateful:
For the chance to go home last weekend and see my dad and celebrate my grandma’s 90th birthday!