Happy Marathon Monday, friends! How was your weekend? Ours was pretty amazing, until late last night when a grass fire in a neighboring pasture kept Handsome outside for several hours. Thankfully he watched and kept the W safe and sound while I kept our big bed nice and warm by remaining in my chamomile-induced coma. Until that, we had enjoyed book club on Friday night, Hot Tub Summit on Saturday and Sunday mornings, lots of romance, time to play, time outside doing farmish things, new cats for the barn, just all kinds of great stuff. Sunday morning at church was even pretty wonderful. Life is good.
As for my marathon training, last week was mediocre and last night I had an anxious dream to prove it. (I dreamed that I forgot how to pace myself and while rounding a corner in midtown this guy offered me a hive of bees and then I felt conflicted by that and the fact that my favorite color was no longer green, oh nevermind… It’s hard to explain this early in the morning.) Suffice it to say that for Hal Higdon week four I was scheduled to run 23 miles and only clocked 14.5. So I am now 8.5 miles short, which is a pity because had I planned better that gap could have closed in just one day. I simply failed to make running a priority last week. Kept putting it off thinking Oh I’ll get to it. And then the sun sets before 6 pm and it’s dinner time and I have wet laundry to deal with or dirty floors and then it’s tomorrow. And the feeling of failure snowballs. Well, not this week! Today is starting with a bang, no matter how cold it is or how long my list of chores becomes.
AND I joined a running club. A sweet friend of a sweet friend, after I bugged her a little on Facebook, graciously invited me to participate in a South OKC group which meets not too terribly far from our place. This should introduce some accountability to my routine as well as give me the safety of running with a group so I can tackle those longer miles somewhere other than the quarter mile loop in the back field of our farm. I am really excited!
So. Getting a bit more serious with the Higdon calendar. Making progress in the gardens. Ordering seeds with my friend Seri. Reading three more books that already have my full attention. Doing some spring cleaning around here. Trying to lay down my ego and be more pliable with the men in my home. Believing in miracles and the power of hope and love. That’s what I’m up to this week. What about you?
Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
p.s. I’m posting this a full day late because yesterday turned out to be packed with excellent activity! Great start to the week indeed. And check out last night’s sunset:
Happy, productive, love-filled, healthy Tuesday, friends! Stay cozy.