Jen: The circle of life - that's a comforting thing to keep in mind in tough times like this. Have a lovely hike.
Poppywise: Congratulations on your half! It sounds like a lovely day, and you did great!
Nice pics, too. I hope you got through your flight well and work is good this week. I tell you, after a few hours of lovely spring weather today, I think we are regressing back to late winter.
Sorry about that! And no worries about not packing the running stuff - hey, you deserve a rest!!
Alex: dang woman, you are so speedy!!! How cool that your DH made the day so special with the cake and being there for you. Lovely.
ND: are you posting those FOs to Ravelry?? I'm always curious what others are knitting up. Great job on your marathon training!
Jo: A blister under a callous? Yowch! Congrats on the twins!
Memiles: That get-away sounds fabulous - sorry it got interrupted. For pee.
OK, all this talk of age, I'm 44!! Eek! Honestly, despite all the gray hair that is beginning to crowd out the brown, I feel pretty good! And it's been years since I've been this fit, so that's a good thing. What's a few wrinkles? (On second thought, don't answer that.)
FM: I had 10x400m intervals at 5k pace today, and it was only mediocre. I really should have packed something to drink or a bit of fuel to pep me up after an hour, because it was over 7 miles by the time I finished. I felt like I was running in slow motion, and not in a good Chariots-of-Fire kind of way. I think I might cut one of my runs out of the week and really focus on the long run.
But on a more positive note, I am having zero leg numbness since my stretching routine is in place. I have been doing a warm-up mile or mile and a half, then calf, quad and hip stretches.
My DH is flying in on Saturday. We are all getting excited! I am a wee bit stressed because I want him to help out at the preschool with a garden project. Our preschool is a parent-run kind of place where only the teachers are truly professionals, and they need the parents to do a lot around the house. I haven't been able to help with anything yet, but I was hoping to get a nice big project done while DH is here. He has been avoiding the subject ... and I really hope that we don't clash over that while he's here. He likes to kick back, let the kids play, have a few beers and be on vacation, and I have a list of must-do items including this garden thing, a few repairs, visiting people, etc. I want to handle it nicely, though, and not have a confrontation right on day 1.