Monday, July 28, 2008

152.2 - Here there and everywhere... but the gym

My first week of half-marathon training was a complete bust. I ran twice. For a whopping total of 6 miles. Nothing like starting off on the wrong foot, eh?

But, this is the reality of my life, and I just have to roll with it.

We had a great time at Dave Matthews. It was an easy drive up, we enjoyed our PFChang's and then cheesecake from Shapiro's Deli (OMG, it was the absolute best cheesecake I've ever eaten. Apparently Shapiro's is legendary for their desserts.). Then an easy drive to the venue, which is an outdoor amphitheater. We were on the lawn, where all the happy, partying 20-somethings were. I was shocked to see so many young uns out there. I had no idea DMB was so popular with that age group. We jokingly wondered where all the 30 & 40 somethings were, and we deduced they were all sitting in the actual seats under the amphitheater's dome, which were more expensive and likely more comfortable than standing the whole time.

The last time I saw DMB in Indy was 10 years ago, and I was one of those 20-somethings. It was twice as packed as it was back then. Dave and his musicians sounded terrific and it's cool to see a band have so much staying power and so much talent. I need to get his new stuff, though. I only recognized about half the songs.

Saturday felt like 3 days in one. We had a nice breakfast of homemade chocolate chip scones with Kate and her family, then drove home 4 hours, then picked up kids and the dog, then went to the pool with Mark's family--his brothers from Colorado and Kentucky were in town--then we hosted dinner of pizza & salad at our house. Whew, it was a doozy.

I always need a full day to recover from days like that, so yesterday I did as close to nothing as I could manage. The kids stayed in PJs all day long. I did get a bath, but put on no makeup and let my hair airdry. I read most of the book Moose by Stephanie Klein (really good memoir, but her vivid food descriptions make me want to eat!). Then the kids and I took a trip to Target for some must-haves, and it was time for bed before I knew it.

Today (Monday) has been a blur, too. Thankfully the kids are healthy, and I'm healthy, but DH hurt his back last week cleaning out his closet (he stood up wrong) and is in a lot of pain. He's seeing the back doctor tomorrow.

I did run today, but it was only 2.5 miles and it was outside in the heat, so I was slow. And miserable. The air was too thick to breathe, really. I had limited time and it was either outside or nothing, because I didn't have time to get to the gym, put in any kind of mileage, and get to Luke & Sophie without being late.

So that's been my life. And unfortunately I've had little time to visit with you all, and I miss you guys.

Hopefully this week will allow for a bit more free time. And a better running schedule.


debbyweighsin said...

Glad to hear from you Laura, And glad you had fun. Saturday sounds unbelievable, though! I was really happy to hear my 30-something friend needs a day to recover from a day like that! I always wonder if I am the only one like that. I worked 3 days in a row last week (my 12 hour days) and pretty much did nothing for the past 2 days, including posting. I guess that's just the way it is. Your body will only do so much.

L.G. said...

I'm glad you had a great time at the DMB concert; I'll try and look at my photos and see if I have anything for your DH to enjoy. I hope he is feeling better.

Sometimes you need a vacation from your vacation or other fun things.

BTW, I was reading somewhere that DMB is going to be the Jimmy Buffet for Gen X. I thought that was hilarious!

Be good to yourself, okay?

Running Knitter said...

Sometimes life gets in the way of training, and you have the right attitude - you just need to roll with the punches. Hope this week is better for you.

Jill said...

Hey girl!!

Glad you had fun at DMB. I love weekends like that, but I love sitting around doing nothing afterward even better!!

Don't worry, you'll get your running mojo back in no time!! =)