I’ve been running a 5 mile cycle pretty regularly now, which is my new 3 mile circuit. I’m still painfully slow, and yesterday had to walk about a half a mile to catch my breath… because my friend and I were talking so much. But it sure made the miles fly by… and we felt great when we were done! I’m still working on my Half Marathon Training for the Novice Runner by Hal Higdon, and it’s been kicking me in the butt!
I can feel I’m getting stronger, and running is coming easier, but who am I kidding? It’s still a struggle to get out the door and pick my route. My muscles have been in serious pain (I’m a wimp, I’m not injured or anything) so I bought a Stretch and Strength Foam-Roller with the super-awesome amazon gift card my sister-in-law gave me for my birthday (YES)! It’s purple and lovely.
I think it’ll help with my increased milage I’m planning for the spring.
Friday I’m going to do a lone run of 8 miles, and Saturday I’m heading out with a group of girls for a ‘chill’ 5 mile run (Since WHEN is 5 miles chill?!?). Hah.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy” -Martin Luther King
I married the man of my dreams about two and a half months ago, and I tell him every day how happy I am that he found me! Every morning I wake up snuggled up to him, I get to hear all of his exciting stories, great ideas, and plans for the future…. and I plan on doing that for the next 70 years. I couldn’t have been given a more precious man, and I’m grateful for every day we have together!
It was Tyler’s birthday this weekend and we had the most amazing weekend of our life When I asked him what he wanted to do… like drive up to DC and wander around, go camping or hiking, he responded, “I want to go ‘antiquing’ (verb: to shop for or collect antiques). So we drove up to the Williamsburg Antique Mall and wandered around for over two hours… which was so much fun! Seeing his face light up and excitment about wandering around this stuff for hours amazed me. If I would have known he loved ‘antiquing’ so much, we would have done it before!
After we were both starving, we got his favorite birthday meal (chicken fried steak. don’t even ask), and spent the early-evening in Williamsburg. FINALLY we went home and decorated and at his amazing PINK cake!