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!”

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8 responses

  1. 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

  2. Amy

    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

  3. 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

  4. @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

  5. 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

  6. The weather kills my motivation to run

    April 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm

  7. Aw, that is so cute!

    April 7, 2011 at 10:36 pm

  8. “Spud” is so cute!!!!

    April 9, 2011 at 2:58 am

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