sometimes you are just in it. it. that’s so speculative, isn’t it? depends on where you are, what you are doing, who you are with, etc. if you saw my house…omg. looks like…i haven’t been home for two days. which, really, i haven’t. i had a GREAT LONG (for me;) HAUL run yesterday – almost 6 miles. achy, lovely-lactic-laden quads to prove it. yes, i like endurance-driven stress. i admit it. now. but yesterday’s run – that was just the best. the heat was unforgiving, coupled with the humidity. south louisiana, whaddya gonna do?
so…my girls…hearing exceptionalities…whatever. they require extra help. i thrive in that arena, being a teacher-at-heart. but timing is everything, right? trying to get 2 girls, tired after a full day, studied-up for tomorrow’s…let’s see – probably 7 tests between them – that’s a long haul right there. we got it done. i sent them to bed feeling 85-90% good that they will do quite well on their tests.
but here’s the long haul that’s on my mind…i signed up for the sugar man – 500 meter swim (1 time plus a little more around a regular track :); 15 mile bike ride, 5K run. 10/2/11 – looking forward to it. then, i’m doing the cajun cup 10k (6.2 miles) in mid-November; strongly planning (as in hasn’t run it by hubs) to do cajun half (13.1) in early december. full, INAUGURAL LOUISIANA MARATHON ON JANUARY 15, 2012 (my birthday gift to myself, thank-you-very-much) . but my mind is just a-racin’ (teehee) and i’m thinking of MORE. which, idunno, maybe the new orleans race – could be a half, could be a whole? i’m just feeling like filling up my racing plate – i guess fall is in the air – i KNOW the humidity has to let up at some point.
did i tell you i changed my pedals? got new bike shoes? sweet. had i known it was like THAT, i would have gotten them for the cajun tri. tried them out wednesday – almost 23 miles. clipped in & everything. LOVED it. continually checked my gears cuz it felt too easy even toward the end. i only came home cuz hubs was home and i told him i’d see him in an hour. (took a little longer.)
so…housekeeper is back in the house, y’all!!!! woot-woot!!!! yayaaaaayy!!!!! so….technically that means, get everyone out of the house early in the morning…pick up everything (well, not everything, but a lot of stuff) off the floors, and go…on my bike, for a run, something – human propulsion – i don’t care what.
that’s the plan. we shall see. plus, friday is always a witching hour for me. the weekend looms – which is great – but workouts – must be disguised as FUN!!! “who wants to rollerblade????” (crickets.) “I SAID, who wants to rollerblade????” usually it’s the 5th grader who loves that…but, girls have cross country race followed by soccer on saturday, so i doubt anybody will be jumping up to jump into rollerblades. that’s okay. i’ll just jump in the pool 🙂