Saturday, I just couldn't bring myself to get up early for my long run. Euan woke up at 5:15 (15 minutes before my alarm was set to go off) so I brought him into our bed to cuddle with Dan but then decided to climb back in too. I thought maybe I'd push my run back to 6:30 or so. My main reason for running early on Saturdays is so that I won't take up family time but I figured with a whole week of "family time" (minus Dan) looming ahead, a nice long run in the middle of the day just might get me through it. 6 came and went as did 7am. Sleeping was wonderful. We finally got up and my goal was to leave by 8am. Then I helped with breakfast. My goal was 9am. Then I encouraged Dan to go for run. I finally left the house a little after 10am. It was lovely. The sun was out, there wasn't much wind and I had a nice 15 peaceful miles to myself. My Garmin did go a little wonky though... either that or I was abducted by aliens (which could explain a lot). Somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2 mile from my house I hit some sort of warp zone (or alien abduction) and Gertie (my Garmin) decided to add 4/10 of a mile to the distance I had travelled. I looked down to discover my pace was 4:45 and that I had already covered .83 miles when I wasn't even .5 miles from my house. After she clicked over to 1 mile, my pace went back to normal and the distance between miles was much more accurate. The rest of the run was uneventful.
Anyway, spring break is off to a decent start. We spent yesterday deep cleaning the kids' rooms. Today, sometime after I get in 8 miles (6 at race pace) on Stanley, I think we'll donate our
In other news, I've been hoarding Brooks Green Silence, since they are no longer making them. I woke up the other day in a panic because I don't know what I'm going to wear when the ones I have are all used up. This prompted an Internet search to see what I could come up with. Nothing in my size!! Then I realized I should try the men's version and I was able to come up with 1 pair (that wasn't full price, I refuse to pay full price), so I ordered them right away.
Not too long ago, I came across a pair at Ross also (I know, right?! I was so excited.), so I have currently have 2 pair that I'm rotating and 2 pair that I have yet to wear. That should get me through this year and maybe into next. Maybe by then, they'll decide to bring them back?!
In other, non-running news, we finally had out St. Patrick's Day dinner. It was only a week late. It was worth the wait though. It was really tasty. This year Dan roasted the cabbage, which, not being a cabbage fan, I have to admit almost made it palatable. My contribution, as always, was the Irish Soda bread... yummy!!