Good Morning Dingo Mamas!
I'm taking a rest day today after yesterday's LR. In the past I have almost never taken a rest day after, due to my work schedule. The days I am supposed to take a rest day, and the days I can't run due to work NEVER coincide. But, recently I am really feeling my body's need for rest. I have always heard and read all that stuff about "Your rest day is your most important day of training blah blah blah....." and know it to be true, but feel like I really need to take it more seriously. This means I am going to get one less run per week, which kind of stinks, but I suspect I am not getting all that much out of training runs that are done when my muscles are exhausted..... Grrr that old work life family training balance. do you think those marathon elitist snob people have to balance? I suspect not so much....... And then this week, I am taking my kid to the Doctor for this crazy rash she has, and that is going to take up the room of another training run, sigh. Whatever, that is life and the rest will probably do me good right? I wish I was one of those people that can get up insanely early and bust out a great workout before the rest of the world is awake. But hell no!!!!! Love my sleep lol.
NRR - I have been shoe shopping for a wedding that is coming up and OMG, there is some major footwear insanity out there, sandals that I don't even understand LOL. I think I am old now Haha, I used to have hot footwear and now, as my husband says, "I really need to focus on what goes best with my yoga pants" wah wah wah. Sad but true.
Geo, a remodel huh? Have you visited lots of homes with similar spaces that you love? If so take things from that. Personally, I love the idea of a mud room, and wish we had one. For me, the perfect mud room is at your most important entrance, and it is big, with lots of storage space for all the krap. It has to be big enough to be functional but it can't mess the flow up in your kitchen, or that will drive you crazy. My Aunt had an amazing mudroom, with bench cupboards around two walls, hooks in the walls above the benches, shelves so that it functioned as pantry space/root cellar sort of room too.. The floor was done in rough slate tile. They had a wood stove in there too. Lots of windows and plants. It was beautiful because it was simply decorated, functional, but didn't resemble a whirlpool of household krap accumulation! Good luck with the remodel. Do the contractors have a design type person? If so get his/her opinion on what would work best if you haven't already. And HELLO!!!! Germany- how awesome is that? Are you going kids and all?
Poppy can't wait to hear about this half with you dancing for people. Need Report Woman!!!!!
Jo, that is crazy and sad that someone was found dead. I hope you didn't know this person :(
Kerc yay that the bike riding thing is going to workout. Getting those little gifts of freedom is so liberating. Yay you guys!!
JayGee, hope you feel better soon. I hope your anniversary Jinx wears off soon. You might have to plan an "Anti anniversary" celebration to get around the Jinx. I remember when my kids were little, that would crush me. To plan for so long for some special time with my husband, and then, of course, to have to cancel to due to sickness. It happened all the time and sometimes made me so sad. I hope you guys get some really nice time soon!
BBM good for you for pushing through the 10 when you weren't feeling it. When you figure out balance let me know, 'K ? sigh.
Dr. Jen you're moving! Lots on your hands, may it go smoothly! And you should definately enter a marathon LOL because a busy woman gets more done, right?
OK everybody, have a great day!