Today was a rest day, and my day felt so much longer than usual! It was really nice. I walked with the kids to the bus stop this morning, and it was super cold (the "feels like" temp was -9). The kids have been wanting to walk a lot more lately, because I bought them each a Wii U Fit Meter. I'm so glad I bought those! The kids have been getting in a lot more activity, and have been looking for excuses to move around. They think it's fun to compete with each other, like Jerry and I have been competing with each other, to see who can log the most steps.
I wanted to go buy Mark a hat today, because he sounded really interested when I asked him if he'd like one. I couldn't really find what I was looking for, though. I wanted to get him a very lightweight, comfortable, snug-fitting cap just to keep his head covered while he's indoors. So I ended up going to Hobby Lobby and buying some knit fabric to make him a couple of hats. I also bought a small piece of fleece to make a warmer hat.
I was pretty sure I could just wing a pattern, but I found one online that was exactly what I was looking for. It was super easy and fast to make. I made him a brown one and a blue one (there weren't many knit fabrics to choose from, and most of them were really girly). I also made one with the fleece. They turned out pretty well!
That bottom one looks red, but it's actually brown. I'm going to go visit Mark tomorrow, so I'll bring the hats with me, and hopefully he likes them.
Yesterday, my sister sent me a text saying, "Did you know that you're quoted in Good Housekeeping this month?" I had actually completely forgotten about that. A few months ago, someone from the magazine contacted me for a quote.
And speaking of magazines, on Tuesday, I have a photo shoot for the Runner's World magazine article about my Ragnar Relay team. I have a photo shoot for Runner's World magazine! Runner's World magazine is going to take pictures of ME. I never, in a million years, would have imagined that I would one day type (or say) those words.
I've been subscribed to Runner's World ever since I started running. I love that magazine! Four years ago, I was obese, had never run a mile in my life, and believed that running was just for a special breed of people. Since then, I've run almost 4,000 miles, including three full marathons. When the heck did that happen?!
I'm SO incredibly excited about the Runner's World story, but I keep doubting myself... asking "Why me? What makes me worthy of being in Runner's World?" I don't feel like I've done anything that most other people can't do, if they want it badly enough. I certainly worked really hard to get where I am today, though! My hope is just that our story inspires people to pursue what they once felt was impossible. All of my teammates felt like running was impossible at some point. And now all of us are runners!