Hooray it's Monday! Okay, I don't really feel that way, I'd actually prefer we skipped over Monday and maybe even Tuesday and went straight onto Wednesday, or while we're jumping around, maybe we could skip the whole week up until Friday afternoon and just start another weekend... buuuut since we can't do that I'll pretend to be excited that its Monday.
We had a pretty good weekend here. Friday, Emme, Calvin and I went to their school's book and technology fair (basically a fundraiser where one can buy used books and dvds for super cheap) and we were all happy to score on some pretty good things. Emme found a nice butterfly book, complete with stickers and also a couple more Magic Tree House books that we didn't already have and Calvin walked away with a book all about sharks and Return of the Jedi on DVD.
Star Wars is a pretty big thing at our house right now. One of Calvin's friends received two copies of Star Wars Legos the Complete Saga Wii game for Christmas and so his mom thought that we might enjoy a copy. Yes please! The kids (and Dan) would play it all day if I'd let them. It's pretty cool because it goes through all the episodes of the movies and also, because it's Legos, when you die (which I do a lot when I play) you just fall into Lego pieces instead of a big bloody mess. Last Sunday, on TV they showed Star Wars episode IV which we dvr'd and then watched in increments over the course of the week and weekend.
Saturday, I went out for my first run in two weeks. I was surprised that even though I hadn't run, in what felt like forever, I don't feel like I lost too much fitness. Unfortunately though, my knee did bother me, so the two weeks I took off didn't magically fix whatever problem I have. That is disappointing. I'm going to counter this by restructuring my training plan. I've drastically cut my mileage back by over 10 miles per week and instead of running 4 pretty heavy days, I've spread it out among 5. I'll still be running between 40 and 50 miles per week and my long runs will still the same length. I'm not sure how I feel about this. I think I'm somewhat sad to bail on my old training plan, it was intense but I knew it would prepare me. On the other hand, not running anything over 10 miles during the week is going to fit a lot better with my life right now and probably be a little nicer to my knee. I'll still be prepared in less than 8 weeks (wow, it's coming up fast!) to run my marathon and will still be able to cross the finish line and I guess right now that is my ultimate goal.
When I got back from my run, I was greeted with this:
Anyway, today is Jonny's one year old check up. I'm excited to see how he's measuring up for his age. It's also good because the poor kid is really sick again. He's been kind of sick all week, but the last two nights he has woken up with a fever over 103 and he's just miserable. Hopefully the doctor will be able to figure out what's wrong with him and get him feeling better soon.
Well, this has turned out to be kind of a long, random, rambling post. If you made it to the bottom, good for you. In fact, great for you, leave me a comment (on this post) about something gross you found in your house (or if you've been lucky enough to never have dealt with that then let me know something you're looking forward to this week) and I'll give you an extra entry in my giveaway, which if you have entered yet you really should!