Tuesday. Two days post Zydeco Marathon. The race. 26.2 miles. I’m very glad I did it. I think if I do that one again, given the warm time of year, I will change my expectations. I was hoping to finish in around 4 hours. I finished in like 4:17, I think. Certainly not stellar for me, especially since there was virtually no elevation gain. Baton Rouge has over 1,400 feet of elevation and I finish marathons there in a lot less time. Pity party over. I started. I finished. I won, as far as I’m concerned. I’m soooooorrrrrre. Like, really sore. I went from walking like a slow robot on Monday to a transformer today. I’m not sure what is next. I’m out of the New York Marathon. My husband has a trial/trial prep that is happening at exactly the same time, so there goes my chance for that race this year. As he said, if that’s the worse thing that happens to me, I’m doing alright. The only problem is, I was/am disappointed because I have thrown my hat into that ring for 3 solid years, with a ‘no’ each time and this year is the last year that I would be able to be granted entry with the sort of “3 strikes & you’re IN” rule. That rule is over after this year. I could still raise money for it next year and run it. I’ll see.
I feel like I’m at the beginning of something. I’m not sure what. I want to do something physically – change up my workouts, challenge myself in different ways…I also want to clean out this house & get rid of all that is no longer useful and give it to someone who can use it!
I’m taking this week off to let my muscles recuperate. I enjoyed some time on my porch this evening, planting a few things and trying to re-vitalize what’s happening out there since the big freezey!!!!
Lent – and the Padre Pio Novena are in full swing. Home school is going quite well. My sweet son will be in during Easter break. I can’t wait to see him and spend some time with him! He is doing a beautiful job transitioning from kid-to-man. That is not an easy transition under the best of circumstances. He is wonderful and inspiring. He can make me laugh when I least expect it! I told him tonight, he needs to write some of what he says down. He’s a riot and doesn’t even realize it :)
Okay, so peace out, I’m gonna go look at my plants! :)