Ok, maybe not really naked, but it certainly felt like it yesterday. I ran in a pair of shorts, a running bra, and my Vibrams. Judging from the stares, you’d think no one had every seen a slightly chubby, pale white girl showing off some skin while wearing shoes with toes before. Sheesh! I scared one poor little toddler so much he went screaming back up the lawn towards his mommy (maybe he does that when anyone runs by his house?)
The actual run was quite good. I went out with the express purpose of paying attention to my form. I didn’t pay attention to speed, I just tried to maintain the best form I could. I also focused on running lightly with quiet footsteps. It took a lot of focus, but in the end I managed 3.5 miles in 34:30. Not bad. I have, however, met my nemesis: acorns. I live in a neighborhood of 100 year old oaks. The ground is covered in acorns! Stepping on one of those in Vibrams is nearly as painful as childbirth.
Yesterday was my first day of both kids in school. I managed to spend the entire 2 hours of free time fighting with my taxes. Just for the record, while I love the work I’m doing, the financial end of being self employed is a pain in the ass. In the end, I had to ask a friend for help and then run a check up to the post office so it was postmarked on the 15th. OY! For that, I missed a coffee get together with friends.
Today will be much of the same. I’m finally trying to get all of my paperwork organized and some stuff written ahead of time AND I plan to actually get all the goodies from my race ready to send. I have another giveaway to do, but I’d like to at least pack up the stuff from the last one before I do it LOL. Next week, I’ll take some time off to socialize and then it’s time to start using my “free time” to get my house back in shape. Gosh, isn’t my life exciting? ;o)