The awesome factor of this weekend was ranked "extremely high". Why? Because I have been doing absolutely nothing. My parents were kind enough to take all three kids for a few days because we do not have childcare next week. While my kids are having fun with the grandparents, I have been doing a little RnR. Chubby Hubby and I have been able to hang out and actually finish a conversation. Imagine that,a real conversation. I also was able to sleep in and have brunch at one of my favorite places today. I miss my little munchkins, but I would be lying if I said I didn't enjoy a the quiet time.
I finally had to suck it up and buy a new pair of running shoes. Shopping for new running shoes is about as bad as shopping for a swimming suit. I feel so out of place walking into a running shop. Everyone that works there are "typical" runners and weigh about 100lbs. My very first time I got fitted for running shoes, the guy helping me told me I needed a motion control shoe because they were better for "heavier runners". Ever since then,I feel like everyone is staring at me thinking "Oh, look at the fat girl taking on running". I do realize that thought is my own insecurity shining through.
Marathon training has really been hard. My weekday runs have been getting skipped because of family obligations and my long runs are suffering. I can't go a week without running and expect to pull off double digit mileage. Today's run ended up being a 4 mile run/walk. Meh. At least the shoes felt good.
I will continue to train and I will do the best that I can for this race. However, going forward I don't think I will be doing any more marathons until the kids are a bit older. I don't seem to have enough time to devote to training right now. In one of the conversations I had with Chubby Hubby, we agreed that running shorter races wold be more realistic right now.
Tomorrow is back to work and I am very excited because Sarge will be back! She has been gone for almost a month for some training. Until then I am going back to enjoy my precious quiet time.