Pancakes for breakfast,
New Outfit for the girls,
My first time packing her official school lunch,
Notes in with her sandwich baggie,
Meeting the teacher,
Walking to School,
And Making Her Feel SO Special and happy!
I hope her day is everything she had hoped it would be. It is certainly calm and quiet around here with only my two youngest. Really, it is a win win win situation. She gets to go to school and be with friends and use her brain! I get to give more attention to the younger kids, and they get to play together without a third party! So far, no fighting and lots of playing, art time, picnic on the trampoline and now quiet time!
Yesterday I gave a recap of my summer running. I did end up doing my 14 miles and it was way harder than it would have been if I had been training consistently. Amazing how quickly we lose our fitness level when we don't keep it up. I can't expect to be in peak marathon or half marathon shape but I am happy with what I did considering my lack of training.
14 miles total.
12 miles attempted progression and 2 miles cool down.
First mile was supposed to be recovery pace but it was more like 8:20.
Last mile was 7:09 and it KICKED my bootay!! I was shooting for sub 7 but I was happy with the low 7!
A few of you gave really good advice in saying that I shouldn't increase my miles too quickly if I'm trying to just jump into half marathon training at the end of the plan. Thank you for this reminder. Better to run a slower half marathon than be injured leading up to Boston training.
Speaking of Boston, Thanks to Miss Zippy for the reminder that registrations opens up REALLY SOON! And go check out her new site if you haven't yet! It is so awesome!
After I dropped off my oldest daughter at school, we came home and did some "Clay Play". I figured that if I was asking you guys to get creative and let your guard down and have some fun with art then I would try it too. My daughter had so much fun learning to make little clay people. And truthfully, I had so much fun too!! Not only did I enjoy some quality time with my kiddo, but I felt kind of refreshed afterwards...in a cool kind of way.
Here's what we came up with (SUAR, sorry that I totally made your green bikini look lame but I did give you a good sized rack! The top one is my daughter's.):
|The top one is my daughter's person.|
Now my normal style of creative expression would have been to choose option 2 of my contest and do a collage or write a poem or something like this:
Or maybe something like my mom did:
But it was fun to play with clay and not be so serious like I had to be a professional clay sculptor. Ha!
This morning, Chris from C2Iowa sent me a picture he had sketched in the waiting room of the doctor's office. I love it! And it actually moved me to look at his picture and listen to the song Fields of Gold by Sting, which is where the words at the bottom of his picture are from. For those of you that know Chris, you know that it hasn't been long since he had surgery and was unable to run. He has reinjured his knee since his surgery but is still holding on to his dream and passion for running and what it adds to his life. His post this morning is worth checking out...brought tears to my eyes to read about his time with his son this weekend. So special. Thanks for sharing Chris! And thanks for sharing your art.
Here's what he said about his art: "I was sitting in the doctors office the other day bored - you know how it is - and I just started to doodle and remembered that you wanted some pics. So, here it is. I am not very good at it, but that is pretty much how I see myself running every morning along the fields. Kinda fun."
Thank you for sharing Chris! Your blog post, art and the Sting song were a great part of my day!
Did someone in your family have their first day of school today?