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February 2016


Jul. 25th, 2014

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I love work from home days.  I have some pretty ambitious goals for the day, I hope I can keep to them.  And Nicole is picking me up for lunch with the kids today, so I have a midday break to look forward to.  And coffee.

It poured last night.  Heavy, relentless rain.  We are three inches below normal for this time of year, so we needed it.  I love falling asleep to the rain on the wrap-around porch roof outside our bedroom window.  Another reason I am glad to be on the front of the house, even if sometimes the noise up there can be worse (especially if you try to snag a midday nap and all the block kids are out playing!).

With all the rain, I was a little surprised that none of the low water bridges I typically cross on my runs were flooded out or closed.  And it was nice and cool, too.  After seven miles on Wednesday, it was torture to drag myself through 3.9 miles today... but I somehow survived.  I wonder if there will ever be a time when dangling the carrot of a warm shower and hot coffee as a reward will not be enough carrot to make me go?  I am dreading switching my runs back to afternoons for the fall and winter months... but it seems so much safer than running alone in the dark, right? Right.  Maybe I'll start going Tuesdays to the Pub Run event and Thursdays on my own and save my Saturday mornings for my long training days.  That half marathon isn't going to run itself. But it does mean giving up my sleep in day... choices choices.

We are going to a Touch a Truck event tomorrow!  They have it every year, but this is the first year the boys have shown any interest.  One year it rained, too.  So we didn't go.  Tomorrow it is supposed to be sunny and 91 degrees WITH humidity.  I'm already melting just thinking about it.