2013: Week in Review {Week 3}

This week has been fairly uneventful.  School has been normal and the schedule this week was much more manageable than last.  We have one more week of art lessons for this school year.  The girls love them so much, but they really throw a wrench into the weekly schedule so I tend to be pretty happy when they’re over.

In spite of the slower schedule this week, my Christmas decorations are still up.  Bleh.  We did at least haul the boxes up from the basement to put the away in.  Maybe that will motivate me to actually take them down soon.

Tomorrow I am supposed to run a half marathon.  I signed up for it in October at the urging of a friend.  It was supposed to help me build miles and stay in shape over the winter.  Turns out it did neither.  My longest run so far is six miles and that was about two months ago.  I ran four miles on Monday and thought my legs were going to be paralyzed that night.  I am going into this with as laid back an attitude as I can muster and am telling myself that my only goal is to finish without injuring myself.  And I plan on walking. A lot.  Fortunately, my running partner for this one is one of the sweetest doctors I know, so dying shouldn’t be an issue. Hopefully.

Go ahead and take a look at the elevation chart.  Why this thing is not run the opposite direction, I don’t know.  Other than there is something inherent to most runners about needlessly punishing ourselves simply for the sake of saying “I did it.”  Although, the longer I look at it, I guess it’s a pretty wicked route either way.  At the very least, I’ll be able to mark this one off my bucket list.  However, I would really like someone to explain to me why almost every half marathon I look at ends with some sort of uphill finish?  It’s just cruel.  I should also just stop looking at elevation charts.  They always mess with my head.  But it’s like watching a train wreck.  You know you shouldn’t look, but you just can’t help but look.  And that’s kind of what it will be like if you see me “running” tomorrow – a train wreck.  Ha!  Kidding.  Mostly.

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I have so many thoughts and ideas rolling around in my head.  Things to share on, things to do.  I’m still so excited about this year.  Except for tomorrow.  I’m not as excited about tomorrow.  😉

That’s it for me.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and that you spend it doing something you love, praising God in all things.

For His Glory ~

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