1. Running has sucked this week. Truly sucked. On Monday I went out for a 3-4 mile run. At mile 2.5, my GI system ended the run. Since I live in an urban area, a tree was not an option. I’ve never been so thankful to see my front door. Tuesday I ran a mile after the bike. Thankfully, that one was uneventful. Yesterday’s run hit the trifecta – hot, hilly, and humid. Bleh. It took me almost 43 minutes to do 4 miles. Today is even hotter and I’m just not feeling the running love, so I’m taking the day off.
2. Today is the last day of preschool for this year for Shoo. Can you hear me freaking out? First, I’m sad because it’s been such an awesome experience for him and I’ll miss his teachers. Second, I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to run anything longer than four miles during the week. He’s not one to sit for long in a stroller and Beer Geek leaves early for work, so I can’t manage seriously long miles in the morning. I think I may have to just accept that this summer will be shorter (hopefully faster) runs and just enjoy the break from longer runs. I think I’ll try to get in at least one 10-13 mile run each weekend and I’ve signed up for one longer race each month, just to keep my endurance up.
3. I recently interviewed for a freelance gig and am the interview went really well. I’m absolutely confident I can do the work and do it well. However, now I need to start researching all the tax/social security, etc. implications of contract work (not even sure if that is different from freelance.) I know many of you have some experience in this area, so hit me up with “101” websites or publications. I’m way more nervous about that aspect than I am about the actual job LOL.
And, now, what I know you are really waiting for…
The boys chose three winners for me today…
Winner #1 is…
I have to admit that I’m super excited that X-Country2 won. If anyone deserves to win, it’s her – she just ran a 5k while 7 months pregnant with twins and she ran it faster than some of my recent 5ks!
Winner #2 is
Tonia over at Racing with Babes is one of my favorite running moms. When I grow up, I want to be like her (never mind that I’m at least 10 years older LOL).
Winner # 3 is
Missy at Ironman, IronThings, … just completed the Triple T! I bow down to her amazing fitness and mental strength!
My boys obviously have good taste in women. Hope someday when they start bringing home girlfriends, those girls are as awesome as today’s winners.
(Fine print: Email me at mom2shoo at gmail.com within the next 48 hours. XC2, you get first choice. TMB, give me your top 2 choices. Missy, give me your top 3. I hope to pull the next three winners tomorrow, but if not, I’ll do it Saturday.)
Stay tuned for more winners!