Today’s three miler (per hal higdon’s official half training plan) was a hilly one. Mostly because they were cutting trees down on our normal route. It’s over now. And that’s all I have to say about that.
I love running, you know, when I’m not hating it, because it gives me that time to think. I know it’s the alone time (or child free time) mixed in with the endorphins that give me that happy glowing feeling after a run. Although the fact that this feeling could also be happening because the run is over, is a very real possibility.
I also love that my husband and I run together, you know on the days that he chooses to run at my pace, cuz he is a tad faster than I. I enjoy our Sunday morning runs because we get to talk about stuff that we don’t get to talk about at night when we’re putting the kids to bed or in the morning when we’re trying to get him off to work and the kids back to the table, where we keep the breakfast thank you very much.
We often have conversations on our way home, after we’ve each had some quiet running time to ourselves to reflect, about what we want to do with our day, our house, our lives.
This and this really bothers me.
Let’s do this to solve it!
It could be as small as cleaning out the amassed cookbook collection, which we rarely use because, hello! Google. Every frenzied oh my it’s 4:30 already parent’s dream. (Although I will never, ever part with my Susan Branch cookbooks, because they are so beautiful, sometimes I just read them for fun.) Or as big as cleaning out the shed and making it into a functioning pottery studio, one that is closer to home and easier to access for trimming and carving.
Baby steps towards a fully functioning Studio. Baby steps towards our Turtledash training.
The Turtledash is officially 76 days away..Are you running?
**Don’t forget (like I did) you can still support Juls on her way to her 13th Marathon, she is running in honor of her husband Tom, and her stepfather. Click here to donate.