Happy Friday! I pretty much want to shout that out with a little dance right now. yep. This week has been long, but the weekend is here. Well, almost.
Went for my long run this morning. The boys saw me off as usual.
Side note- Joaquin would like you to know that he got his “army shirt” from Costco. (He didn’t. It’s from Grandma.)
Had 16 miles to do with my training plan. Got a little off course and actually went a tad over 17. And Beavis, I can not keep a steady pace for the life of me.
Average pace was around 8:42. I’m going to blame Jillian’s podcast for slowing me down at the beginning. Ha. I’m not loving the podcasts as much as I used to. I don’t know why. Has she changed? Or is it just me? I still love her, it just seems like something is different.
Next week I have one last 22 miler before the craziness of Mizuno Marathon Mezamashii Week starts. Eeekkk….. I’m already nervous.
Can’t wait to reunite with the Runner’s World/belVita relay racing crew, the Runner’s World Challenge team and hang out with the editors. (You can still register and get 10% off either the half marathon or the hat trick. Details are here.)
Oops. Got a little side tracked there. I got a little shocked when I saw it was just three weeks away.
I tried Coach Jason’s advice on the run this morning and didn’t take any gels or anything. I had some with me just in case, but didn’t need them. Those last few miles were tough without them.
I made it home just barely before I peed my pants. Ha ha. Seriously, it was dangerously close. Hate it when it sneaks up on you like that. It took a lot to hold it in. Moms- you know what I’m talking about.
I was hoping the family would be home and great me with an iced mocha or something. I was wrong.
I got a few whistles from our parrot Pat though. Gotta love him. (Or her. We don’t really know, hence the name Pat.)
If I’m feeling a bit down I just go stand by Pat for a couple minutes, get a few whistles and then I feel better. Ha ha.
I really need to start keeping track of the miles I put on a pair of shoes. I always say I’m going to, but then I don’t.
Darn it. I’ve put quite a few on these Wave Inspires though.
Random and not that you care, but the first thing I do after I get home is stretch, do my PT exercises, sometimes foam roll, grad a quick snack and then shower. Then I slather my legs in BioFreeze, put on Pro Compression socks or sleeves and take my GNC vitapak.
Then I eat A LOT.
Last night when I got home I found that Andrew had brought me our one and only kabocha squash that grew from our little plants.
Yep. That’s it. He said there are no more. Our little (and I mean little) kabocha. I wonder how many seeds that thing has. I’m guess like three. Ha.
Oh well, size doesn’t matter right? What matters is that we grew our own little squash. We should be proud.
And, while I am indeed proud, I will also admit that it was not a difficult decision which squash I was going to roast up for my post long run feast.
This little guy would just not do.
But his ginormous friend was turned into a roasted kabocha boat that did just the trick.
And this huge unsweetened iced tea (Good Earth is my favorite) with some apple cider vinegar added in hit the spot too.
Five Friday freak flag items for you just because.
1- I have different coffee mugs to use for different seasons. (Along with different candles, plug ins, soaps, perfumes, etc.) It’s a bit of a problem.
2- I only like eating squash with this teeny tiny fork. I’ve talked about it before, but whatever. I just ate with it again.
3- I only shave once a week. Usually on Friday or Saturday. Today was the lucky day.
Speaking of shaving, some of you asked about the little shaver I bought the other week. Well, I already have one that I’ve had for about 10 years that I love, so it was time to buy a new one.
I use it to shave my moustache.
That is one heck of a scary picture. Sorry. Sometimes I shave my eyebrows too, but I have to be very careful. I’ve done a little damage a couple times.
Dang I love that thing though.
4- I’ve been taking Action Wipes “showers” more than I’d like to admit lately.
5- We are down to our last roll of toilet paper yet again. I’ve been avoiding going to Costco like the plague, but I better giddy up and get there today before we have a serious problem around here.
You better believe I’m going to sport my calf sleeves there. I will shave my lip first though. Ha ha.
let’s leave on a good note.
I read this from my Jesus Calling devotional last night and LOVE the message.
Have a great weekend!
What are you up to tonight? We’re doing “date night”. I have to think of something fun to make for dinner and we’re going to eat on the couch and watch the Modern Family premiere. Did anyone watch it?