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A Soggy, Scolding, Scary Yet Still Sensational Sunday

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A Soggy, Scolding, Scary Yet Still Sensational Sunday
Run tracked and chart taken from the Nike+

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. ;~)




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There are 23 comments so far.

    Alison

    May 17, 2009

    oh Roni what a nightmare!!!! I’m glad your little guy is ok!

    Priyanka

    May 17, 2009

    OMG, That must have been a nightmare.I am glad that Ryan is doing well.

    Michelle

    May 17, 2009

    I love that you make time for your family.

    Stormy

    May 17, 2009

    Glad ur little one is ok. I know how scary that can be. Way to go on the run. I am doing c25k with a few bumps in the road. I hope to get as good as you one day.

    Sally

    May 17, 2009

    OMG! Just reading about Ryan made me anxious! Hope his hand is feeling better!

    Evilwoman

    May 17, 2009

    Shhheeeeee’s BAAACCKKK!!!!!!!

    Mel

    May 17, 2009

    Oh man, how scary for you and toddler. I would have totally freaked too. I’m glad to hear it all ended well. I’m also excited to hear happy Roni! It sounds like you had a wonderful day and you needed it. Congrats on your running!

    Nancy

    May 18, 2009

    The exact same thing happened to my son when he was about the toddlers age (he was also fine, but what a moment of sureal panic. I’ve been a little extra weird about staying away from elevator doors for both he and his liittle sister ever since.
    Glad you had a great run, when you start having those “out of body” runs, that is just the best.

    Tammy

    May 18, 2009

    Roni, it amazes me how you fit all of the “good stuff” into one day. I mean, a run, shower, play date, lunch, Scooby episode, Food Network? What time do you get up??? I sure wish I had your get-up-and-go. It’s amazing that you got to experience all of the wonderful things life has to offer in one single day. Congrats on your 9-miler!! (BTW-the Ma & Pa trail is 3 miles – is that one way? Or up and back? And how far do you go down Main Street and turn around? I was thinking to maybe Bel Air High School? That’s a GREAT run. I am a knitter, and there is a GREAT knitting store you pass on the way down Main Street!) :)

    Tammy

    roni

    May 18, 2009

    Tammy – That was the run exactly! It’s actually just under 4.5 starting from Annie’s on the ma and pa all the way to the high school. I had to pad it a bit by running around the highschool but it really was a great run!

    (ma and pa is just over 3 miles 1 way)

    Oh! and I left for the run around 7AM so it was a nice full day! :)

    Kim

    May 18, 2009

    Elevators and escalators totally freak me out with kids. I went to school with a guy who works for a company that makes elevators……Otis…..but anyway he shared several stories with me that made me a lot more careful when I ride an elevator. He said that they have had people who had their arm severed because they stuck their arm out of the elevator to stop the door from closing and the bumper didn’t work properly. He said you should never stick your arm out of the elevator…which by the way most people do without thinking. I’ve done it many times…when the doors are closing and someone walks up to get on the elevator. I’ve even done it since I heard this story out of pure habit. It’s pretty scary. I hadn’t even thought about the kids touching the door when it is opening and getting their finger’s stuck. Thanks for sharing…you may have just saved someone else’s little fingers.
    Congrats on the run!!!

    Jenn

    May 18, 2009

    OMG how scary!!!! Glad your baby is okay. Incidents like that stick with me for such a long time. When my daughter was little over a year she fell down the stairs in my house (she was fine). I still make her go down on her butt because I’m afraid she’s going to fall, and she’s over 3 years old.
    Wow, a 1/2 marathon – that’s awesome!!! You’re going to do great!

    Andrea@WellnessNotes

    May 18, 2009

    I’m glad you had such a good run! :)

    What a scary elevator experience! I would have totally freaked out too. I’m so glad everything turned out well.

    Crystal

    May 18, 2009

    OMG! That is sooo scary! I would have freaked too. I couldn’t even imagine. I’m glad he’s okay, but that really worries me. Now I’m going to watch Evie with hawk eyes on elevators from now on!

    Heather

    May 18, 2009

    Hey Roni!

    I found your blog about a month ago – and I think you’re amazing! I just wanted to let you know that I’m running Zooma Annapolis as my first 1/2 marathon too!

    I had my daughter last June and then I caught the running bug in September. I’m still pretty new to running, and the Zooma training distance runs used to scare me so much – but now I’m just so excited! Maybe we’ll see each other in Annapolis :-) Look for three girls in black and pink tank tops that say “Martini Minxes” on them!

    Good luck – you’re going to be great!

    Jennie

    May 18, 2009

    I have been in the toddler’s shoes! When I was little I was trying to open an automatic door, for some reason it didn’t “see” me when I was in front of it so I went over and tried to push the door open it “saw” me and opened catching a good amount of my arm and hand. It wouldn’t close and let me loose because it sensed me there so a manager at the grocery store had to override the door with his key… I’m sorry you had to go through that. IT is super scary to be in that situation in.

    Jo

    May 18, 2009

    Oh no, poor toddler and poor you. It always seems that the kid gets over things like that much easier than the mum!! Glad the toddler is ok now xx

    GREAT long run!!! Yikes on your scary story and I am glad the toddler is okay!

    Lizzie

    May 18, 2009

    Roni how do you find out about marathons going on in your area? Myself and a friend want to make it a goal of ours, but I have no clue were to look, google is not giving me much. Any help would be great! Glad to hear your little one is okay. Thanks Roni!

    Katie

    May 20, 2009

    Hey Roni!
    Congrats on the running! You inspire me! How do you track the miles on your runs though? Do you use a watch or land markers???
    Have a great day!

    roni

    May 20, 2009

    Katie – I added a link under the chart to my Nike + page. It’s how I track all my runs.

    roni

    May 20, 2009

    Lizzie – I use Active.com You can search a radius from your zip for events.

    Tyler

    May 20, 2009

    That’s great that you were able to go for a run in less then ideal weather. I have to admit, I’m a fair weather runner. Fair weather as in 80 degrees and sunny. Pretty pathetic. I know. But with tough weather it’s just getting out the door that is the hard part. Once you’re into your run you’re ok, but getting started can be impossible for me.

    Good for you for having the power to take that all important first step on a gloomy day!