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Week in Review

Well, slowly but surely the sun started peeking out around here. When I wake up in the dark early morning I can hear the birds chirping like crazy out our window. Our week started out in Pheonix as we didn’t come home until Tuesday, so there was no lack of sunshine for us, that’s for sure.

Andrew and I spent our Monday getting burnt to a crisp. I remembered to sunscreen my face and my arms, belly and legs but I guess I missed the tops of my feet, and the tender parts around my armpits and shoulders. The day started out innocently enough. We woke up at 6am, walked across the street to Starbucks for coffees and back to the hotel to watch the sun come up from the lounge chairs around the pool.

We made our way back home on Tuesday and I didn’t stop moving from the second I walked through the door until I crawled into bed at midnight. Thankfully, Freddy fed the cat and scooped the poop while we were gone so Brandy only needed to be caught up on snuggles and kisses. It was so sweet to be re-united with Callum! I couldn’t stop kissing him and squeezing him. Of course he stayed up way past his bedtime that night because we were too busy catching up on everything. I loved hearing what Katie and Freddy had been up to while we were gone, and I was so proud of Katie’s report card that she brought home from school! I love going away, but I love coming home way way way more. I’m such a homebody.

Once everyone was in bed, I hit the treadmill for my first run since the race on Sunday. I was only going to do a few miles but once I got going, I felt too good to stop so I did 10 miles with some speedier intervals thrown in just to get the airplane jitters out.

Katie was sick with a bad cold and then Callum woke up with the same thing on Wednesday. Wednesday was also the day that our ensuite flooded. I guess my never-ending hair jammed up the drains and water came up both ends: the sink and the shower. No damage was done, and it forced us to Spring clean the bathroom and re-organize the cupboards!

If everything goes well, I’d like to run the Phoenix marathon in late February, which would be about 6 months postpartum.

On Good Friday, I took Katie and Callum out to Fort Langley but it was so freaking busy that we couldn’t even get through the city to find parking, so we headed out and toward Langley Events Centre which has a huge kids’ playground. It was PACKED with kids and families, because it was a holiday and because the sun was out–a rare thing indeed.

Right after these shots were taken, a kid in the park had a blow-out in his pullup (a diaper that pulls on like underwear, used by kids who are being potty-trained) and there was poo up the kid’s back, bits of it stuck to the turf, and chunks scattered to and fro on the ground. I was so close to throwing up right there, and then I struggled to keep the vom down for a solid hour after the incident. The park cleared out as families filed their crying children through the gates.

I took my kids to Starbucks on Saturday morning for coffees and treats and to give them their Easter goodies. Then after Freddy and Katie went to Jason’s, I met Lora for a 12+ mile run in lieu of running Boston in 2010/2011. Man, a lot has changed in our lives since then!

I spent the rest of the weekend working on my book, reading a new book, and formulating a sub-3 marathon plan for Phoenix. Having the sun come out really helps with the excitement levels! It’s just way easier to wrap my mind around running long runs and tempo miles when it’s not disgusting outside.

Thank you to Meghan from Clean Eats Fast Feets for hosting this week’s Week in Review!

Are you a homebody, or would you rather travel around from place to place?

Do you have issues with getting hair stuck in the drains?

Have any plans for your next race?

For anyone who has done Phoenix: How steep is the net downhill? Should I be building up my quad strength? Is it too much downhill?

{ 18 comments… add one }
  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile April 17, 2017, 4:22 pm

    I am such a homebody. Traveling can be fun, but I would rather be at home. I think part of the reason I feel that way is for a while I felt like I was going away all the time. Now I really cherish the weekends that we don’t have anything going on!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com April 17, 2017, 5:28 pm

      I was going to comment on your last post that you guys really travel a lot! A lot more than anyone I know, anyway. That would be really hard for me.

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run April 17, 2017, 4:26 pm

    You know me, I am a HOMEBODY. I get so homesick on vacation but I make myself go. Paul and I have got to see so many beautiful places in the United States. I have fun planning vaycays but as it approaches, I get homesick before I even go. I’m just always afraid my plane will crash or the cats will die while I’m gone. I think if it weren’t for the cats I would be fine…

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com April 17, 2017, 5:27 pm

      They really are your babies, eh? <3 I wish I could meet them one day. I know we'd get along great.

  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home April 17, 2017, 5:42 pm

    So my bathroom sink became so clogged it was impassable and my husband had to do new pipes. He accused me of putting hair down the sink drain. Seriously. Don’t you want to punch them sometimes?

    I think pullups are the worst things ever invented. Of course, Huggies loves them–best marketing scam ever. And you gave the perfect example of why.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com April 17, 2017, 5:53 pm

      They should be called poo-ups.

      I use my free time to stuff my hair down the bathroom drain, don’t you?

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe April 18, 2017, 4:00 am
    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com April 18, 2017, 9:01 am

      I soaked up every word. That post helps a LOT! Thanks!!!

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes April 18, 2017, 7:15 am

    I am a homebody with a serious case of wanderlust. I love the comfort and routine of being at home, but I have a deep desire to explore and travel.
    You should do CIM some year! So much sunshine even for December. It’s fast and downhill but not quad-busting.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com April 18, 2017, 9:01 am

      I’ve thought about CIM before, yes. I’ll look into it! Thanks Laura!

  • Ana April 18, 2017, 9:29 am

    I am not a homebody… but whenever I travel, I miss my bed so much! I could be at my parents, at Roger’s family, in mexico, and all I can think is that I miss MY bed! I should write a special post professing my deep love for my own bed and pillow. *Will travel, but will take own bed*

    My Mom says that my dad was born with an inability to ever stay still in one place for too long… he passed that on to me.

    Omg!! poop smeared slide !! Nooo!!! I feel bad for the poor soul who had to clean that.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com April 18, 2017, 2:19 pm

      There’s just something magical about our own beds, eh? I could never be a shift worker where I’d have to drop and nap in a stranger bed somewhere. NO THANKS.

  • Helly on the Run April 18, 2017, 10:37 am

    WHAAT?!?! How am I barely finding this info out????!!!!! I have a feeling you’re going to KICK PHOENIX’S ASS!!!!! Omg, I can’t wait!!!!

    Air. I need air. AHHHHH!!!!!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com April 18, 2017, 2:18 pm

      Well, cuz I literally only just thought of it like 3 days ago. I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Helly April 18, 2017, 2:24 pm

        XX and Coronas post race FO SHIZZLE

  • San April 18, 2017, 3:33 pm

    I am definitely a homebody, but I also like to travel 🙂 Mmmm so, BOTH?!

    You’re a crazy woman with your running. Amazing. It’s a bit addicting, isn’t it?

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets April 18, 2017, 4:25 pm

    Ahh you forgot to link up. Boo.

    That park story has me a wee bit scarred. I’m just waiting for it to happen here now, and have Ave be the one with the blow out. In fact, it’s been far too long since she had poop up her back so I bet it’ll be any day now.

    The sunshine makes a world of difference doesn’t it.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com April 18, 2017, 6:17 pm

      CRAP! Totally forgot to link up!!!

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