Thursday, August 19, 2010

All by myself…..

….and it’s weird.

I am home alone this whole weekend. It is so weird since I have not been home for any length of time without my LB in just over 5 years. Not since he was born, well actually since he was conceived!  I don’t know what to do when I am not fighting dinner routine, dodging imaginary asteroids, having light saber fights, running bath water, picking up underoos, laughing at a naked little bottom as it streaks through my living room (and the occasional naked BIG bottom), reading bedtime books, and tucking my LB into bed.  I really have NO clue what I did with myself before LB.  But now I sit here, all alone except for Lazy Dog who really is just a lazy heap of hair on my floor, he is not good company right now.  See below.

Anywho, the Hubs and LB headed up to Alaska for 4 days for some man time.  I think it will be great for both of them.  I wanted to go but I must admit IT WAS ONLY SO i COULD GO FOR A RUN AND RECORD THE ROUTE VIA MY GARMIN GPS AND LOOK AT IT ON MY GARMIN SITE.  So here I am, a bachelorette with nothing to do.  My friend Mic recommended going for a run! A run? An evening run? Outside? Not at the YMCA on a treadmill with LB in childcare? What IS that?  I can’t believe I did not think of that this morning as I was pounding out 4 miles on the dreadmill! If I’d had half a brain I would have saved that run for tonight! Oh how an evening run with no hassle would have been heavenly!  Running out the door without a big ordeal! Without dinner and bath and bed issues!  Great idea Mic! Only prob is I already ran today, 4 miles….and tomorrow is a rest day then 15 on Sat.  I could go for an easy 2 miler since yesterday’s 8 was cut short to 6 miles due to work scheduling.  But my weekly mileage will still be 32 after Sat.  So I guess an evening run is not really necessary.  BUT…I could get Lazy Dog up for a stroll around the neighborhood! 

Stats for yesterday’s run and today’s workout:

Wed     6 miles with RED/9:12 pace

Today  4 miles/8:21 pace  1 hour water aerobics/ lunges with 10 lb dumbbells

Well, tomorrow is sleep-in-until-8 AM-day and a rest day for running.  Saturday is 15 miles with RED!  Woot woot! Then maybe a hair cut? What else should I do with my time this weekend?  All suggestions welcomed! =)

How are you all doing with the Legs Love Lunges Challenge? Feeling the burn yet?  If you get to the point where you aren't getting sore add more to the mix or weights.  If you don’t have access to weights soup cans work well or if you have an LB of your own mine likes to ride piggy back while I do lunges.  It may not be safe as far as damage to the knees…I am definitely no expert so if it hurts don't do it!

Happy Thursday! And happy lunging!!!


  1. You have time to yourself and you don't know what to do? I am soooo jealous! I would go to a coffee shop and just sit and relax while I drink it. Although I'm not a girly girl, I like getting pedicures. That would be fun too!
    Enjoy your alone time! :)

  2. Cool I can read a sense of "very different" in your post. I'm almost ready to cry and I'm a grown man.

    Never really had a weekend off for the last 19 years. I have been blessed to enjoy may family and extended family too much!

    I would suggest do a quiet review of yourself. Where you are in your life. What you feel you fall short in, what you feel you are great at. And maybe see if there is anything you would change in it. Make a note. Put is somewhere where you will see it regularly - inside of the cereal cupboard / medicine cabinet / fridge / dresser drawer.

    P.S. the note can simply say "You're doing great! Keep up the good work. ... You are making a fool of Andrew."

  3. Find some time to do things that YOU want to do, and enjoy being on your own schedule. It could be very refresing, and when the men of the family get home, you'll be a new woman!

  4. Enjoy the alone time. I wouldn't' know what to do with myself either! I know I would definitely go to the mall and walk around. I can never get there anymore by myself.

    My lunges are going great. I mixed it up a little last night. Having fun with it!

  5. I truly adore alone time, so I have to admit I'd have no trouble curling up with a book, controlling the remote and running whenever it pleased me :)

  6. Doing lunges for the first time EVER two days before running 29 km probably wasn't the best idea, but hey, what doesn't kill me makes me stronger right :)
    Have a nice long hot bubble bath!


You're pretty much awesome!!


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