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?