Three Things Thursday
1. I’m finally getting a run in tonight. It’ll be my first since Sunday (shh, don’t tell my running friends…). It’s not that I don’t want to run. I’m a stay at home mum so I have the time. I just have ZERO motivation to run when I have to do it on my own. My running partner cancelled on Monday since her little guy was sick. Totally understand that! But I just couldn’t drag myself and Spud out in the pouring rain. Tuesday… rain again. Wednesday… no rain, but when I have a speed workout on the schedule I know it won’t get done if I’m pushing +60lbs. Lots of self-defeating thoughts this week. In case you’re wondering why I don’t just go out on my own in the evenings Colin was working late all those nights (I’ll spare you my thoughts on that).
2. My final 32km/20mi run is on Sunday! Hip hip hooray! And Eek! That means taper is just around the corner… oh, and a little 42.2km run too.
3. Spud made me this sculpture this morning:
He keeps making me “presents” for my birthday that I have to leave on my bedside table. Unfortunately we have a bit of a timeline/3 -1/2 year old logic issue. My birthday was on 17 March. However, he keeps thinking that it’s coming up because my mum didn’t make me my usual birthday cake. Yes, I have had the same 3 layer chocolate cake made for me every year since I was about 5… I tried explaining that I won’t be getting presents again when we finally do have the cake, but he doesn’t really get it. So, until we have cake, I have a feeling Spud will be giving me lots of hand-made gifts and yelling, “Happy Birthday Mummy! Here’s your present!”
I love that you are an awesome runner but THRIVE on having running partners and struggle to do it alone. I thought it was just me because I'm so “not a real runner” – but you are a real runner and you have the same struggle I do – thanks for sharing!!!!
Your “gifts” are absolutely precious!
April 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm
Cute present! Last long run for me too this weekend, but I'm in denial. I'm scared to taper this time around for some reason.
April 7, 2011 at 7:35 pm
I'm with you on the motivation to get out and run while it's pouring. Bleh. I see nothing wrong with celebrating your birthday every day… as long as you don't have to keep aging and you keep getting such sweet gifts. 🙂
Enjoy that last long run and don't let “taper madness” get you. 🙂
April 7, 2011 at 7:36 pm
@Wells L – Thanks so much! It's taken me a very long time to see myself as a “real runner”. I have my good days and bad days, I walk some of the time (on purpose), I'm probably a little too lazy, etc. If you're getting out the door you ARE a real runner. Don't let anyone (esp. yourself) tell you otherwise! You totally made my day! 🙂
April 7, 2011 at 7:52 pm
Your son is so sweet! Who doesn't love a million birthday presents 🙂
Hope you have a nice run!
April 7, 2011 at 8:13 pm
The weather kills my motivation to run
April 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm
Aw, that is so cute!
April 7, 2011 at 10:36 pm
“Spud” is so cute!!!!
April 9, 2011 at 2:58 am