This weekend was relaxing and crazy busy too at the same time. Come Friday afternoon I was D.O.N.E with the week!
After sporting this cute scarf all day
|LOVE infinity scarfs right now and I FINALLY found one I love (NY and CO)|
I enjoyed a couple of these after I got home for the day while I made dinner and cleaned my house. I rarely drink just because so when you see me doing this...you know it's been a LONG week!
Saturday I spent the entire day cleaning more and making food for family to come over for Miss H's birthday party. It was a great time but just crazy I tell ya. That kind of fun is exhausting!
|Fruit Pizza Idea I found on Pinterest...pretty close to the actual one I must say!!|
|Pretty good right??|
|All the yummy food I made. No complaining from any of the guests how good everything was!|
|All ready for the party!|
|Love this sweater!! I need 5 more like it|
|Ice Cream cake from the DQ|
|Cousins! Seeing these 3 together warms my heart in ways I never thought possible|
Then Sunday morning Miss H was dropped off at religion class at 9am and it was a nice day out and I decided I needed to get my butt out there and run again.
It was in the 50s when I woke up...so perfect weather to head out in.
I'll be honest...I've been scared of seeing how much I've lost what I worked so hard to do this past year in the couple of months I've taken off from running. I knew it was gonna be bad and I knew my mind was gonna tell me I couldn't do it. I headed out and did .7 miles and I was huffing and puffing like the big bad wolf in the Three Little Pigs story.
I got to a stop light and couldn't believe how much my lungs hurt. My legs were out of shape you could tell but OMG my lungs...where did they go???
I haven't had to concentrate this hard on keeping my breathing under control in so long....IT SUCKED!!
I walked some and stretched on my legs and feet good...they were hurting and I could feel myself starting to limp. The LAST thing I want is to get hurt again. I gotta take better care of my feet and make sure I stretch out. Got to another light and I started running again....felt a little better but it was still rough and then of course I hit a hill. ERRR!
I made myself get to the top of the hill before I stop, caught my breathe again and started up again, run another long stretch and then walk again. Started running again and FINALLY felt good and finished out the last half mile or so strong and ran the rest of the way. I was tired and exhausted and couldn't believe how much that 2.7 miles sucked.
It took me 35 miles to do that 2.7 miles. yes I walked some so it would have been faster if I ran...but I ran 5 miles in 55 minutes on Thanksgiving day...not cool!
I was mad at myself that I didn't keep up with my running but then I know it's really not been possible with it being cold out. 80% of my running has always taken place with Miss H out with me and I can't drag my kid out in the cold to run a couple of miles...I'm not THAT mean! So it is what it is...I'm running further than I was a year ago at this time so I'll take it.
Walking around my church parking lot and just stretching it out and reflecting on everything going on in my life I spotted an outdoor rosary area and the stations of the cross and I walked through them all and prayed the rosary in this area while I waited for Miss H to get out of class.
It was one of the more peaceful things I have done in a long time. The wind was blowing, the sun was shining through the branches and it was just me out there. And it reminded me that sometimes in life things get crazy and busy and overwhelming and they don't always go the way we thought they would...but no matter what the basics of our life are always there.
My faith is a true basic in my life. I can't remember the last time I prayed the rosary but doing so felt very healing with everything I've been going through these last couple of months. It reminded that I don't run for races or fast times...I run for me. I run for that peaceful feeling I get being out on my own, just my thoughts and my feet on the ground.
This morning I woke up crazy sore but I'm glad to be back at it.
Bring on the Spring Running Season!