I was bummed that I had scheduled my doctor's appointment at 3:00 yesterday, so I ended up going in at 10:00 just for my lab work (typical annual physical stuff), and I rescheduled my appointment for next week. Our insurance makes us get an annual physical by August 31st, and I always wait until the last minute. I promised my doctor I would at least try and get in a little earlier this year!
Jerry and the boys went with me, and from there, we went school clothes shopping for the boys. This is the first year we've actually gone shopping for school clothes--normally, I get their stuff at garage sales the summer before. But I didn't do
After we went shopping, we went out to lunch to celebrate our anniversary--yes, even with the kids. The kids were begging to go to Amigos, our favorite Mexican restaurant. As soon as our food got to the table, BOTH of the boys said they had to go poop--so Jerry had to take them to the bathroom. It took forever, and I ended up eating lunch alone on our anniversary--bahaha!
When we came home, the kids went outside to play, and Jerry and I did the most random thing every on our anniversary--we shaved Paolo (our Himalayan cat). I was so sick of his hairballs and finding his hair everywhere, that I decided we should just shave him. We called a groomer, and she said she "needs time to get to know the cats, so she's not taking on any new clients"... VERY strange. But Paolo absolutely LOVES getting brushed, so I figured it wouldn't be hard to do it myself with the clippers.
Sadly, we didn't get any pictures while we were doing it, but I took some of him afterward. Just like I thought, he loved getting his hair cut. He was rubbing all over me, and lying perfectly still in my lap, and just enjoying it all around. If I had tried this on any of the other cats, I would wind up getting another cat bite! ;) Here is what Paolo looked like before his hair cut:
After that, the kids went to my parents' house and Jerry and I ended up going through tons of old pictures, choosing which ones to put on yesterday's blog post. We had a couple of beers and chatted about our years together. Then we went to Staples, because I needed a few things for a project I'm working on (for my mom's birthday, so I can't reveal it yet!)
Today is Friday, which normally means it's my long run day. I even asked Renee if she could watch my boys this morning while I ran 16 miles, and everything was all good to go. But yesterday, I just knew I was going to have a hard time with it today--because of the crappy Mexican food I had for lunch, because of the beer I drank, and did I mention we ate ice cream for dinner? Yeah, I didn't think I'd have a very good run today.
So I postponed my 16-miler until Sunday. Tomorrow, I'm going to Jerry's baseball tournament all day, and he's off Sunday, so it will work out. I've been eating really well today, and will do the same tomorrow, to be very prepared come Sunday morning.
Since my last run was on Wednesday, I didn't want to go that long between runs, so I decided to run a short three-miler today. Instead of the treadmill, I took the kids to the rec center where they could play basketball while I ran on the indoor track. I haven't done the indoor track in a while.
I know that my foot pod calibration was way off, because I was running HARD and it was giving me a 10:00/mi pace. I even made a game out of making it stay under a 10:00/mi pace, but I was struggling. But, we'll never know.
Three miles FLIES by when you're used to doing 6+ miles at a time. I can't remember my last run that was less than 5 miles! Before marathon training for sure.
|You can see where I sprinted at the end of each mile in order to get it under|
a 10:00/mi average pace ;)