I cannot believe I have not posted since my 1/2 marathon on Saturday. Although I did not win the virtual race, I run in the middle of the pack. Not bad for my first 1/2 marathon.
You may have thought I was going to blog about how it took me days to recover from my 1/2 marathon, right? As a mom, recovery means a completely different thing upon returning from a 3 night trip away. My husband did a great job with the kids while I was gone (they did have to spend some time in their bedrooms for misbehavior on Sunday - which probably meant Lyle's patience had worn out), but the house was not too crazy. My flight was over a hour delayed, so I did not get home until after 6pm.
The recovery I am referring to is getting the house in order to start the week. Usually, I am able to do it slowly over the weekend. You know, the mounds of laundry, making sure their is food for their lunches, baths to be taken, unpacking, going over the schedule for the week... etc. It was tough. My husband was engulfed in the LOST series finale (can I just say that I am more lost than I was in the beginning?) while I tried to prep the house for the week.
I also volunteered to make 20 paper graduation hats for my son's class, so I was feeling overwhelmed. I love how running makes me feel calmer. It is hard to go away - I missed the family, but I do feel renewed, refreshed, and relaxed which equals a better mommy!
I got right back on the horse after my day of rest on the Sabbath.
Monday: 4.2 miles in 45 minutes with my new running buddy Bob
Tuesday: 3.5 miles in 33 minutes & walked 3.2 with kids (practicing for their 5k walk on Monday)
And for tonight (Wednesday), Bob has a track workout prepared for me. EEEEEEK! I have never done interval training. I am a little nervous. He said it would only be 5 miles total (3 to the track and back, with 2 mile track workout) but that we would be tired.