Friday, January 14, 2011

Few things Friday

  • Wow- where did this week go.  I feel like a slacker in the fact that I have not  blogged all week long but that is because I am the farthest thing from being a slacker in the real world.  What a crazy week it has been.  

  • I have gotten 3 out of my 4 runs done for the week ( 3,3,3 ) with a 7 miler left for Sunday.  I have been really thinking this week,  wow marathon training is hard.  I should know this, hello this is my 3rd one but man it is hard.  Maybe this one just seems harder because it is in the spring, so most of my training is indoors ( because I am not an outdoor winter runner) or is it just the winter duldrums.   Also,  add to the marathon training that I am a mom to 4 wonderful kids-  that is even harder.  This is a great shout out to all the wonderful moms fitting in your training because I personally know how hard it is.    Some times,  you can try all you want but things don't go as smooth as you planned.  Recently, a big ol bucket of playdoh has been my running savior.  I get that out and it entertains my boys for the amount of time that is needed-  but not this week.  Every single time that I got the playdoh out the boys said, NO-  so I would different toys out.  I got out all the Rescue Heroes, their ships, airplanes, etc...  and asked my boys are you all set ? (  I even put in the rescue hero movie so that they could play right with movie).  They said "We are good".  I got on the treadmill and I swear I wasnt more than .25 mile in, "Mom, the plane broke can you fix it?". Being the good mom that I am, I fixed it.   Then another .25 mile in something else broke.    When I was at about 1.5 miles they came in and asked if they could move everything upstairs- I said "Ok, but you will have to bring it back down later"-  Up stairs everything went ( guess who brought it all back down later???  ME)   But hey you have to do what you have to do in order to get your runs in.  Right????

  • Shortly before Christmas, we had a speaker at the MOPS group that I attend .  She had mentioned that the holidays (and life) should be about Family, Fun and Flexibility.  That is my motto for the year-  FAMILY, FUN and FLEXIBILITY.  I just have to keep repeating that to myself when things don't quite go as we planned.    I mention this because with the flexibility comes my running-  I am just being really flexible with my schedule this marathon.  I am doing the training but I am not letting it take over my life,  just being flexible- fitting it in when I can.
  • With the New Year here,  I thought I would give you a sneak peak on what reviews (possible giveaways) I will be working on this year  ( ok I will give credit where it is due, this was my husbands idea,  but I love it!!!) .    So coming up in the near future there will be reviews on 
I am still  reviewing these products, if there is anything that you would specifically like to know about them while I am testing,  let me know and I will make sure that I incorporate that into my testing/research.

Have a wonderful weekend-  stay warm (as it is mighty cold here). 


1 comment:

  1. I so hear you on the training with kids! I often do the same things.
    I want to hear more on the compression socks! I've been wondering aboutthem.