I wanted to have a really awesome post today, with a theme or at least a central idea. Possibly some coherent thoughts. Maybe I could even pull myself together enough to link up somewhere. But no. My brain is like scrambled eggs today, so you’re getting some bullets with a little bit of verbal (written?) diarrhea. You’re so welcome for that.
|Also? You should be really, really careful when you Google anything with the word “diarrhea.” Just. Throwing that out there.|
Thing One: I managed to skip the post-race blues after last weekend’s amazing half marathon by slamming straight into “Holy crap I’m running a 50K in two weeks” mode. Not familiar with that feeling? It’s very similar to panic. With a side dish of “What the Hell was I thinking?”
|I love that Friends is on Netflix now. The boys and I have been obsessively watching since the first of the year and I’m a little sad that we’re almost done.|
Thing Two: Sometimes being in business for yourself is a little overwhelming. This week, in particular, because I’m trying some new marketing ideas and my learning curve for “new things” is apparently very steep. Between the boot camp that I run, being a YouTube fitness star (Ha! That cracks me up every time. But I’m going to keep saying it.), my regular mom stuff, and my running, I feel like I’ve got a lot of balls in the air and there’s a very strong possibility that they are going to fall on my head.
|OMG, even LEGO clowns are scary!|
Thing Three: Speaking of mom stuff, this week has been a little rough around the edges there, too. The Prom is coming up, and… well, let’s just say that hopes have been dashed and hearts have been broken about a certain girl. You seriously couldn’t pay me to be a teenager again! And if I think I have a busy schedule with three races on the calendar for March, then I’m really glad I’m not my kid who has four track meets, the SAT, the Prom (hopefully), and his driver’s test.
|The road is full of crazy drivers.|
Thing Four: This deserves its very own blog post (in fact, I’m trying to convince him to start his own blog so all of his adventures get their own post!), but somehow that did not happen this week, so let me take this opportunity to brag about my amazing husband. Last Saturday, he ran a HUGE (trail) 50K PR, shaving 37 minutes off his previous best time! The course was muddy and treacherous after all the rain we got on Friday, but he ran it like a boss, coming in at 5:24:51, 8th place OA and 4th in his AG. There was about 5,400 feet of climbing over the course of the 31 miles and yet somehow he ran it at a 10:15 pace. Which is like top speed on flat ground for me. I’m so stinkin’ proud of him!
|It takes a lot of coordination to run and take selfies at the same time!|
|One of the many difficult-to-navigate water crossings.|
|Pretty (muddy) trail.|
|The climbing is tough, but the views are worth it, even on a cloudy day.|
|My favorite post-race photo. He ran out of fuel around Mile 28 and the last three miles are all uphill. Once he got something to eat and drink, he was fine, I promise!|