I’m sure you are all disappointed that I’m not doing 30 this week, but that was a heck of a lot of work!
1. Today is an unplanned rest day. Normally, I’d hit the gym and see my old buddy. Instead, I’m going to take it easy and get some errands done. I’m training a lot harder for this marathon than I did for the last one and both my body and my mind are rebelling at the moment. I’m waking up tired (not sore or injured, just tired) and I’m stressing about spending so much time running and not enough time keeping up with life. I’m hoping that by really stepping back for my step back week, I’ll be ready to go next week. If not, I may scale back my mileage a bit for the remainder of the training. I chose a pretty aggressive (for me) plan, knowing that life might require me to tweak it.
2. Beer Geek and I have been talking a lot about my plans for when Shoo starts kindergarten. I really have no desire to go back to a 9-5 40 hour a week position. Thankfully, he is on the same page and wants me to do what makes me happy. (Yes, I realize I’m very lucky that we can manage that and that he’s supportive.) To that end, I really want to get my coaching certificate and maybe start thinking about some other fitness/health related classes. Think anyone would want to be coached by a “slow girl”? (The funniest part about this is that I was totally a “career girl” before we had kids and was working hard to climb the “ladder”. )
3. I’ve been obsessed with brussel sprouts lately. I found a recipe on Closet Cooking for brussel sprouts, walnuts, and blue cheese. I nuke them and then fry them with just a touch of olive oil until they are nearly brown. YUMMY! Unfortunately, this has resulted in a house that smells a bit like burned cabbage. So, my other new obsession is simmering cinnamon or cloves on my stove LOL. I can only wonder how long it will be before I burn the house down.
Note to locals: The National Marathon is still looking for volunteers (looks like they could really use help at the expo and as course marshals), the Four Courts Four Miler is nearly full, and I still have a discount code for the Zooma half (email me at mom2shoo at gmail for that. I’ll give it to anyone that wants it, just don’t feel comfortable putting it out here).