Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spring breaking...

Hey, y'all.  Just popping in for a minute tonight.  I hope everyone is doing well and having a good week.

I'm not really in a blogging state of mind, and haven't been since my last post.  Our spring break has been a little busier than expected, and blogging is just the furthest thing from my mind.

We're enjoying it, though - especially not having to be awaken by an alarm clock every morning. So far we've spent a little time with family (my mom, in-laws, grandma, an aunt, and a cousin), and done a few things around the house. My plans were to do a big spring cleaning job (especially my closet -- it's turning into a disaster again), but little of that has been done.

I did have to spring clean the car.  (Am I the only one who has to spring clean their car?)  In between M's school papers, my school papers, toys, books, etc., it was starting to look like a home office/playroom on wheels.

I made her help me since she's responsible for 50% of the pile.  (Forgive our bed hair.  I'm pretty sure we never left the house that day.)

She's awful help, by the way, and was ready to be done after the first five minutes.  She's ME all over again (now I know how my mom felt)!

We've also been nursing ourselves back to health after a little cold/virus/whatever it was.  We ALMOST made it the entire cold season with no sickness whatsoever.  My poor husband has it worse than M and me put together. I've had a few symptoms, but not enough for me to really take anything for it.  The little one has coughed a few times, but has had no other symptoms.  (Boy, am I glad about that.  There's nothing like a sick child.)

I tried "running" mine off the first day I realized I was getting sick.  Remind me to never do that again.  I could barely breathe, and my chest was killing me.  And I had to stop halfway through my run, which I did not like.

Of course I tried it again the next day.  I ran slower than normal, but I got my regular three miles in.  I still have a few days to catch up on because I'm a little behind on my running.  I don't enjoy missing days.  

I took a screenshot of my last run because I reached the 200-mile mark.  I've run 78 times since August (this doesn't include the nine weeks of training I did before August) and have burned a lot of calories (not that that even matters since I have a horrible diet, but that's not the point...). My average pace overall is 10:07/mile, and that's taking into account all of my early/beginner runs.  I'm now averaging between 9:35 and 9:50, which is nothing super impressive...but it's progress for me.  Progress is good.

And y'all, bear with me as I talk about running in all my posts.  I know exactly .0000001% of you are interested in my running, but I'm kinda proud of it.  This blog is my scrapbook, and I just can't leave out the fact that I am enjoying such a healthy hobby. I can't tell you how many times I've started an exercise routine and didn't stick with it (for even a month - 30 Day Shred, anyone?). I'm two months away from celebrating my first YEAR as a runner, and I'm kinda stoked that I've stuck with it so long. I don't even view it as exercise -- it's almost necessary for me as it has been an amazing way to work off stress.

Oh, and about my other hobby that I know you care so much about (ha):  what I'm reading. I stayed up late last Friday night to finish the 50 Shades series, and I'm so glad I did.  I liked it (book two was my favorite out of the three) and recommend it to anyone looking for an easy read.  (Well, it may not be an easy read for EVERYONE, but if you're mature enough to handle the risque content, then check it out.  It's a beautiful love story.)

I recently started a novel that's more my typical genre - Toni Morrison's Sula.  I've actually never read a Toni Morrison novel before now.  I really enjoy fiction set back in the early to mid-1900s, but for some reason, I've never read any of hers. Not sure how that happened, but I'm reading one now (and have several others waiting on my wishlist).

Anyhoo, I'm about to enjoy this last half of spring break with family, pretty blue skies, and Sula.

I'll probably update again Monday or Tuesday.  Or whenever the blogging bug bites me.

Enjoy the rest of your week and have a wonderful weekend, y'all.


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