Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Roller coaster Saturday...

Today was an emotional rollercoaster. Started the day at the butt-crack of dawn to drive Thing 1 & Other Son to the Rochester airport. It is spring break here & They are off on an IB Biology trip to Costa Rica! Exciting for them....nervous wreck inspiring for a mum!
They were chatty during the almost 2 hour drive.
OMG! SO Steep!

I got an email that they arrived safely...but nothing since. I know they are having a great time, but I miss that boy like crazy already.

It was fun anyway!
Trail ran on Saturday afternoon. Followed a new trail the bikers had marked. It was awesome...till we got lost. In typical fashion, got lost. Yup, instead of just following the trail back, we thought we knew where we were going. Nope. Not even close. Had to climb straight up over a mile. The dying was a close call.

Ran 18 today. I hate the weather. Still. Sun, pouring rain, snow, clouds, wind...oh god, the wind. Would not have finished in that wind had Thing 2 come out and met me for the last 4.5. He felt compelled to tell me my form sucked and proceeded to run me through a 'speed D' workout at mile 15. D stands for drills...but we're too cool to say that ;). Let me tell you doing high knees, butt kickers and some other things that resembled skipping but I'm told was not, was not super fun...especially when he caught me counting it as mileage and made me stop. That was just mean. Seriously though, I would have stopped and not made those last couple miles if he hadn't been there pestering me. He's a good kid, especially since he has the full brunt of my crazy in the absence of his brother this week.

Me & my BFF...3 years is too long!
My running has taken a hit the past couple weeks in a time crunch. But what can I say...life happens. Plus I got to see this gal....my best gal from Victoria whom I got to see in a whirlwind trip to Ottawa last weekend.

And this one....
So cute.
Niece K, So stinking cute!

Life, running...it's all good. Balance is key.

Happy Running....and PLEASE spring, I miss you!

...and I am late posting this...darn computer went all blue screen of death on me....ugg...but I thought I'd share that I had to brush SNOW off my car this morning.  So impressed.


Darlene said...

Windy and cold here....hate it!

Coy Martinez said...

You're right! Life happens. But then when you come back to running things do look so much better! I think :)

That hill is freakin' steep! I would have totally fallen backwards and rolled down! HAHAH!

Jamie said...

Hopefully the weather is better your way today! I think it is finally getting warmer!