I freaking love this week's Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!
was awesome because I got my 8-mile (long run) done on a treadmill before work - before life starts, before I get grumpy, before I need to put out fire, before I find the need to seek a hiding hole and hide.
Also great about that is I was treating the day with lots of zest and enthusiasm. Even though I was short on time to put my full face on for work, my face was beaming with my after-run glow, a smile that says "I conquered the treadmill that morning", a smile that says I am productive and I got a major thing checked off my to-do list for that day (and weekend, for that matter.)
To top it off - THE ICING - I came home to no one. The whole house was empty. I have the entire house to myself. No one mowing. No one fixing anything. No one painting. No one. Not a single soul! (My living situation is kinda weird right now). For some minutes, I was controlling the urge to feel the relief I wanted to feel. Then, I relaxed and enjoyed my quiet time to myself. My boyfriend's sweet aunt came over to visit with her dog. We had a nice chat about work and shared some funny stories about my kids. Oh, it was such a delightful delightful afternoon.
was another wonderful day!
I was up before the sun peeked out at 5 a.m. I got ALL my laundry done, ironed, and put away before 8 a.m. I threw in a little stretching. I laid in bed and watch Jane Eyre. And when my boyfriend told me we weren't going to work on the yard in our Louisiana house, I said, "That means I can do whatever I want?" "That means, I can just go PLAY?"
I called my friend and told her if she didn't have anything planned, I would love for her to come play with me! It was quite a drive to her place (2 hours). But, the drive was wonderful. I had Phantom of The Opera and Les Mis' and Britney Spears' CDs (I know, what a weird, abrupt, totally contrasting genres) on rotation. I sang my whole way to her place. The windshield suffered a few cracks ......
We went shopping and had food at an Indian restaurant. We chatted and got caught up.
I woke up this morning with an urge to run. I didn't because I'm scared that will mess up my training. Three runs a week isn't a whole lot. But, it seems like every time I get a little ambitious/over-zealous and run extra, my knee would just torment me. I'm playing it safe. I'm a whimp. But October's race is too important for me to jeopardize. So I threw in another few articles of clothing in the washing machine, found some clothes to iron, and made myself a yummy scrambled eggs, coffee and toast.
Here is what I look like, before putting my face on, before redo-ing my ponytail, before wearing actual presentable clothes to face the world. I love lazy mornings. I love drinking coffee by myself in this mug that my boyfriend got me when he was in Missouri. I love how thick the mug is, the brown, the shape of the mug. :)
Question: What did you enjoy about your weekend?????