Let’s start with the soggy. I woke up. Strapped on the shoes and went out for my scheduled 9 mile run without giving it a second thought even though it was gloomy and rainy out. Nine miles in just under 90 minutes with a stop and a few red lights. It was a GREAT run and it gave me some much needed motivation as my first half marathon approaches in just 2 week! TWO WEEKS!
It really was a great run. I was in the zone. I’m noticing long distances are getting harder to start yet easier to finish. The first 2-3 miles took FOREVER and then the last 6 were a blur. A nice blur but a blur all the same. This run was especially nice as I started on a local trail that is beautiful. It’s in the woods, bridges over creeks, lots of wildlife, twists and turns, even a tunnel! That goes on for just over 3 miles. Then I leave the trail to run down a quaint main street for another mile and half. This is my perfect type of run, lots of things to look at and a one-way then turn around. It’s really the only way I can enjoy anything over 3 miles.
When I got back home I was greeted by a happy toddler who ran into the garage and immediately asked if I ran "a race or on the sidewalk." It was so cute and he was so interested to hear about it. That made my day. We made a smoothie and chilled out while we painted. It was such a nice morning.
After a shower I decided to do a quick video for GreenLiteBites. I won’t describe it as a train wreck but there were quite a few Mom moments. Mixed in I do make up a healthy tasty lunch and try give you some ideas.You’ll have to watch it. Click here to check out Quick Lunch Idea Using Couscous.
Once lunch was over, we watched an episode of Scooby before heading to the mall for a play date. On the way I had my scariest moment as a Mom to date. We are innocently on the elevator with two other parents and their baby. The toddler was talking to the baby, I to the Mom. The doors began to open and I went to step out only to be interrupted my the toddler crying in pain. His hand got stuck in the elevator door as it was sliding open. At first I calmly attempted to dislodge it but after a few attempts and seconds I started to freak out. I mean really I FREAKED! I don’t know what happened to me. I started to get visions on my sons crushed hands as the door forced itself open. The other mother was frantically hitting buttons, I was trying to pull the doors closed and then I just started screaming. Thankfully a gentleman who was passing pulled on the doors and it loosened them just enough for him to pull his hand out.
The toddler is fine. His poor little fingers were quite swollen but nothing was broken. After a few minutes he got over it. It was Mom who still needed a bit more time to calm down. Gosh, even writing it all out make me tense again. I’m just glad he’s alright. We ended up having a great time on our play date. Afterward we hit Trader Joe’s and stocked up on a few things before heading home.
Dinner was some laid back pita pizzas and the toddler and I enjoyed ourselves playing with legos, watching TV and playing online.
Right now I’m watching Food Network in my pajamas. I’m going to post this and relax with the husband. It truly was a Sensational Sunday and I’m looking forward to (and wishing you) a funk-less week. ;~)