Saturday, December 05, 2009

I ran today--YAY!

It was yet another rough week. I think I cried every single day. By Friday night I was completely fried.

Today was a better day. Mark & I cleaned & cooked & did laundry. The kids were wonderful. Everything I did today was for ME & MY FAMILY.

It was about time.

I even got to run 3 miles this afternoon while Sophie was at a birthday party & Mark & Luke were home playing. They were glorious miles. Nothing special, nothing fast. Just me on the treadmill at the Y, listening to U2 and walking to warm up, running a full mile in 11 minutes, then walking a bit, then running again slowly and increasing my speed every minute until I got to 7.0 mph (that last sprint was rough, but I was channeling Jillian Michaels yelling at me, and it worked). It felt so unbelievably good to move & sweat.

Monday is THE DAY that marathon training starts. I need to run at least 3 times during the week next week--two 3 milers and one 4 miler, then a 6 mile group run with the training group on Saturday. It may be prayer alone that makes all these runs happen, because God knows my life certainly doesn't have room for training right now.

We are on hold for the treadmill for a bit. I'm hoping to find one for cheap on Craigslist & haven't gotten a response from one seller yet. I'm wondering if next March there will be a flood of them, from people who buy them in January and use them for one week and decide to cut their losses. Their loss might be my gain. We'll see.

I've got a clean house, most of the laundry is done (more to do after I finish here), and I have a healthy family. That's good enough for this girl, for today.


debby said...

Good for you Laura. Fitting in a little 'me time' is a very healthy thing. I know you know that.

Vickie said...

so glad to hear from you.

smiled at you channeling 'Jillian yells'. Was she right in your face?

Cindy...154 said...

Hooray for the three mile run!!
And a clean house always makes me feel good!! Glad you are postimg!!

Jill said...

Yay! It's amazing how much better you feel when you workout/clean house/do laundry isn't it?? Stuff we usually try to avoid, but then we feel so good once we are finished. Makes you wonder why we (and by we, I mean me) spend so much time avoiding it. Of course you have very valid reasons - me, not so much!

You will fit in your marathon training because you have to. It's a priority now, so you will get it done. Come hell or high water, you'll do it!! :)

Vickie said...

Laura - gentle nudge - it has been 10 days. And the last post started with the fact that you cried every day of that week. And the holidays are coming. And it is now sun-deprived, dreary (at least here). How are things going?