Now onto the good stuff...
Saturday I ran 8 miles.
At 6 o'clock in the morning. I had my little fanny pack, water, shot blocks, garmin, ipod, keys and cell... I was ready for anything! Ironic that I got this quote in my email this morning...
"Of course, I know all the gear in the world won't make me a better runner. Only time and effort do that. But all the gadgets over the years have sure made my training a lot more interesting—and fun."
John Bingham, "Ready for Takeoff," Runner's World
It. Was. Awesome. Best run of 2011.
For someone like me who had to stop running cold turkey from last February-August, it was the first time in a LOOONG time I finally felt like a "real" runner. I had rhythm, it felt (mostly) good, and I felt that high like I have been craving (but haven't felt) in over a year. There is something to be said for early morning long runs (without a screaming child). They are heaven. I hope I can do another one this Saturday!
I even had a few minutes before Stef and Little C came over to take an "ice bath" ... I got the idea from Holley. :) All I can tolerate is some really cold water (I'm a total wuss) and 5 minutes is literally about all I get... can you see why?? Sneak peek of my life, right here:
***************************************I bribed Stef over to my house by offering to make Kneader's French Toast (heaven!) [recipe upcoming] she'd never tried before so I could see her and little C again. I took a bazillion pictures but this was the only one with both kids looking!
We still can't get Baby D to feed himself regular food... so we have a little fun with this little quirk and have taught Baby D to give the Kevs treats. BUT.... we did get him to finally start holding his own bottle!! It only took 10 months to figure it out.
What a stinker. :)