I was seriously disappointed that I missed entry into the Brooklyn Half Marathon. By the time I sat down to fill out the info, it was full… I guess I wasn’t meant to run it. However, I AM running the Hyannis Half Marathon in Massachusetts in February while one of my fellow bloggers that I love and adore is running the full. Yup there will be many pics! I. CAN’T. WAIT!
Mercury’s status of being in retrograde has greatly kicked my butt this week and honestly, my training has not been great. I did manage to get my hill work out in on Thursday on the treadmill (no not my boyfriend because someone was monopolizing him) but on a treadmill none the less.
I think the slower pace made it that much harder for me… by the end I pumped it up to 7.1 and by then I was just holding on.
Friday, I got to have a much needed girls night with these two ladies. Between work, school, kids, and everything else, it’s very rare that the “stars align” or maybe it was Mercury and we can get together. So I put Ella and Brady to bed, threw on my cowgirl boots and met my girls for a few cocktails.
We totally painted the town beige and we were home by 11. Listen, the days of rolling in at 5am just don’t exist for us, but we had the best time… filled with lots of laughter and lots of catching up… Hangovers are not an option in Mommywood and marathon training for that matter.
Part of my new year goals this year was that I wanted to get my self back. Meaning I wanted to start taking more time for me and doing things that make me feel good about myself. It’s me “applying my oxygen mask first”. Ella woke me up bright and early at 530am (see thank God I didn’t get home at 5), and was ready to go. So we woke up, decided to casually twin and hit up Target for some food and fun stuff.
Instead of getting my hair done, I chose to go with eyelash extensions. It’s quite the process and it takes about an hour and a half, so one of my new coworkers that I totally love was awesome enough to sit and talk to me the whole time … then afterward we went for mani’s:)
And tonight it’s just me and Ella because Brady went to his Mema’s. So we are having a crazy night filled with popcorn, chick flicks and lots of cuddles.
Slightly different from Friday night’s girl’s night but I love it just the same. She is literally one of my favorite people ever and while I haven’t run in two days, the events of the two days were like chicken noodle soup for my soul. Sunday is a definite long run with my running group, followed by hanging out with one more of my favorite girls and her son. And while it may not have been the perfect training week, this weekend was exactly what I needed.
Have you ever taken a few days off in the middle of a training cycle to mentally reboot?
Did you all see the new Boston jacket? What do you think?