I started the day off with one heck of a yummy 3J’s omelet and chai tea this morning!
With the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run only couple of days away, I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you that I’m feeling a tad bit unprepared/nervous. (I’m also a tad bit bummed that we’re going to miss seeing the cherry blossoms AGAIN this year. Some day the timing will be right, I’m sure of it. Just not this year)
We are probably about a month and a half from getting our occupancy permit at the house. We’ve been hitting milestones on it left and right. I’ve been back and forth to the house, and we’ve been back and forth to Lancaster several times the past two weeks, and fitting in runs has been a challenge. Especially with the weather still being so crappy (no excuse, I know).
Another milestone was finally putting in some of our appliances! We’ve had these appliance for ages, and it was so nice to actually see something as silly as the fridge being in it’s proper place to really get the energy going in our house. These small victories are exactly what we need to keep this locomotive in motion!
The journey has been a long one, and it’s not close to being over—even once we move there will be plenty of work that still needs to be done, but it feels good to know we’re almost at a point where we can actually live there.
Our final milestone of the weekend was buying our very first piece of furniture for the house. We went to look at this couch 3 different times. We measured every inch of the thing, as well as the space it’s going in, and since Alfie’s mom knows her furniture, and can tell if things are made well, are a good brand, are a reasonable price, etc. We asked her to come with us to look at it before we actually “took the plunge”. Needless to say, she loved it, Kenzer thought it was “so cool”, and so we said “YES!”, and this couch is officially ours:
I was so amped up about not squeezing in some longer runs, that I literally too half a vacation day from work this week in order to get a 6 miler on the books.
Of it decided to be cold as hell and snowing on the day of my run. But I actually really enjoyed the scenery!
I’m sometimes hesitant about posting my times/splits for my runs. If I’m being honest, I fall into the comparison trap when reading other HLB’s and I see these girls talking about how they ran “OMG soo slow” and they had a sub-9 minute pace. Uhhhh……….. yeah………
BUT—I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not a fast runner. I won’t BE a fast runner. But I WILL be relatable. And that is more important to me.
Plus, I’m just glad I get out there. And that I have the ability to get out there.
I started out this run feeling completely crappy and just not “in to it”, but by the end—I felt freaking AWESOME! And like I’d accomplished something.
I knew I wanted to take it easy. I don’t want to injure myself trying to up my mileage too quickly by “playing catch up”. But at mile 3 & 4—my ass was DRAGGING. And I know its from taking time off, and not getting the miles in that I should be.
Mile 5 was awesome. Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard came on, and I just cranked it out! And I totally air drummed along with the song the entire time.
I’m hoping to sneak in a 8 mile run between rain showers on Sunday. But we’ll have to play it by ear. I can’t say that I expect to PR at this year’s run, but I’ll probably be close to what my time was the past two years.
In 2015, I finished in 1:42:50 with a pace of 10:17. In 2016, I finished in 1:41:19 with a pace of 10:07.
2017…………. to be continued.
BUT for now—I’m going to focus on a weekend with the best daughter in the world—we get our hair did tomorrow morning, and her fitting for her junior bridesmaid dress in the afternoon.
I LOOOOVEEEEEE me some Russell Crowe! (even though he had an affair with Meg Ryan back in 2000)
As for this week’s dinners—My April/May edition of Clean Eating Magazine came on Thursday, and I am LOVING the recipes! I’ve decided to make three of them this week:
Monday – Lemon Terragon Chicken Fricassee (from Clean Eating)
Tuesday – Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Bell Peppers
Wednesday – Peanut Chicken & Soba Noodles (from Clean Eating)
Thursday – Chicken Picatta w/ Lemon Butter & Garlic Sauteed Broccoli (from Clean Eating)
Friday – Wing it (leftovers maybe?)
But enough about me—what’s on YOUR agenda for the weekend?!