I love it when I get "REAL" mail in my mail box these days.
Not Junk. Not Advertisements. Or Bills.
Hand written letters from friends (those are rare),
Wedding Invitations (this season in our life is slowing way down),
A new book from Amazon,
things like this:
I was so excited to open this confirmation today! Huge smiles on my face. Just got me really revved up for training again. I'm excited to have the next few months to just do some base running, strength training, and soaking up plenty of time with nothing on the racing agenda. Then come January, I'm super excited to have a focus and see where these legs will take me. And what makes it even more exciting is that I will have close friends training for Boston at the same time! Having virtual training partners will be so motivating.
It will also be nice to be training at the same time as my husband. As hard as it will be with time management and training around family time, I think it will be motivating for us to be able to share a common goal. Another bonus to training together is that it will mean that we will both want to have earlier bedtimes so nobody feels guilty for being too pooped to party! We will understand each other. Even when we turn each other down on sex! Nobody gets hurt feelings. Win. Win!
A few clarifications from my running post earlier:
- 45 miles a week is not an "easy" week for me as some inferred. I have been LAZY this summer but last week was not one of my lazy weeks...sorry if I made it sound that way. 45 miles is especially not easy in regards to finding TIME..this is the biggest thing. Ha! I barely ran 50 miles a week during marathon training. This next time around I hope to do more mile and less structured speed work/tempos.
- Half of my mileage from last week was probably jogger stroller miles. Not sure if this is a benefit or detriment to training.
- A 1:35 half marathon in a couple of weeks would not be "settling" for me. I would be very pleased with this time and it won't be "easy". I have not been putting in the miles nor the quality workouts that I would need to run much faster right now. I might not even run a 1:35...that was just a number I put out there based on my last 10k time (according to my target pace level that Matt Fitzgerald has for me).
- Binkies! Do your kids have a binky? All of my kids have had one and they have all been quite attached to it. My 2 year old son is the worst. He wants his binkies allllll day long! We limit them to bedtime or nap but he is always trying to sneak them out of his room. He will go to great lengths to "capture" his binks. Even at the risk of injury. I'll go in his room sometimes and catch him standing on stacks for books on a chair on his play kitchen just to get to his dresser to get his stupid binkies. Kid doesn't take NO for an answer!!
- Boys and their penis! What is up with men and their penises and their need to talk about it? Tonight, as my son was using the toilet, he yelled from the bathroom for all of us to hear: "Look at my penis!! Woah, that's a big penis!!" I promise you that this type of talk is not modeled at home. My husband doesn't go around talking about his penis (in front of the kids) and I...well, I don't have a penis, nor do I pretend to have one. I have to say that I'm thankful that my son has a healthy does of self confidence!
1. Jogger stroller running? Helpful to training or not as good? I don't have a choice sometimes but I feel like it makes it harder to have good form and really get into a good rhythm with my running. Definitely makes key workouts harder or darn near impossible for me. I've only done a few tempo runs with my jogger stroller but I prefer to do them solo! I think there are pros and cons to jogger stroller running.
2. Moms (and Dads), did your kids use a binky/paci??
3. Do you get "real" mail very often? Letters, cards, gifts, you know, good ol' snail mail??