I spent all evening making Eli's cookies for school. They could only go in the oven eight at a time, so it took me a looong time to finish six batches. He was happy with them though.
|Isn't he the cutest almost-6 year old?!|
I drove the boys to school so that I could bring the cookies in for Eli. On the way, he asked me what I brought for the kids to drink. Nothing. So we had to stop at Kroger before school, and I picked up a case of water. Drove to the school, and while I was gathering my stuff in the car, a woman in a minivan pulled in the spot right next to me--WAAAY too close. I couldn't squeeze out of my door, and I'm not even fat anymore!
I started walking with the kids toward the school (I was carrying a 24-pack of water and two boxes of cookies); and it was super windy. Halfway to the door, I realized that Eli forgot his book bag in the car. I sent Noah to the car to get it, but of course he couldn't get in because of the woman who parked so close to me. The other side of the car was locked. I had to put everything down, dig through my purse for my keys, and then go get the book bag. Don't you just hate mornings like that?! ;)
Anyway, I dropped the snack off in Eli's classroom then came home to relax. But I got the itch to go for a run, so I did. Jessica and Renee (as well as a bunch of other people) are running a half-marathon in March. They were talking about it yesterday on the way to Whole Foods, and I was kind of jealous. They just started training this week. So I decided to follow the half-marathon training schedule for a few weeks and see if I feel good enough (post-op) to run a HM in March. Today was the first long run, and it was only 4 miles. I did it and felt fine. Which made me think, "Sure, I can run a half-marathon in 11 weeks" ;)
Speaking of registering, Jessica and I are making a relay team for the Detroit Marathon in October. Each team is made up of 5 people, and each person takes a leg of the marathon. I don't have a passport, so I can't do the Canada legs. I decided to take the "glory" leg, which is the last 4.4 miles and across the finish line. It should be fun! Our team name is "Your pace, or mine?" ;)
Jessica and I also decided to postpone our full marathon until Spring. Neither one of us feels up to the challenge for Fall (my knee has been bothering me, and she has a hip injury), and we both have a lot going on. It'll be hard to train for Fall. So we need to find a good Spring marathon to do in April or May of 2013. I feel totally relieved about the decision.
My house is feeling totally neglected right now, so I need to start doing laundry and cleaning up!