My day was completely exhausting!  It’s not over yet as I’m trying to provide moral support for my husband who got stuck with the job of clearing out a clog in the kitchen sink, well, because he’s the husband and that’s what husbands do.  I haven’t helped much, but when he needs something I’m trying my best to be there.  He missed watching a movie and relaxing with the kids and has been working on this clog for hours now.  Fingers crossed he gets it unclogged soon because it’s almost 11 pm!

My day started nice and early at 5:15am.  I ran 7.5 miles on the treadmill before I got Sydney ready for school and out the door.  Then I hopped back on the treadmill for another 4.5 miles until I needed to get my son on the bus for school.  When I was at the bus stop I realized what a beautiful day it was outside so I had to run outside to finish it up.  Technically I had 13 miles on my schedule, but who can run just 1 mile outside?  So I ran 2 and then needed to get ready for the rest of my day.  Also, I wanted to wear this cool shirt!  So, 14 miles done today!!  The break in between “sessions” made the run feel more comfortable, and easier on my body.  I’m going to try to do more doubles in the future.

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I got that shirt for free at the Boston airport on my way home from the marathon.  Under Armor had a goofy booth set up and were giving away free shoes and shirts.  The person in front of me got shoes!  I got the shirt, and so did Alan, so I actually got 2 shirts because he gave me his prize 🙂  They didn’t have a Small, but they convinced me I should get the XS instead of a Medium.  It’s skin tight, but it does work out pretty good for working out – so soft and comfy.  Beyond that it’s too skin tight and see through to be worn anywhere else!

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For my treat, I redeemed a coupon for a free Starbucks iced coffee yesterday.  So this was waiting for me in the fridge.  I really don’t know what to order there because there are so many choices, and I’m pretty much clueless as to what the different types of coffee are, so I picked by flavor, and then the highest caffeine content!  I knew I would need some extra energy today.  The good news was that my hip didn’t hurt during my run.  Bad news is that it’s slightly painful again post-running so I am icing it.

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Then I headed off to the 4th grade field trip to Fort Meigs.  Fort Meigs was an important battle spot in the War of 1812. The kids loved it when their fired their rifles!

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I thought this was interesting.  Some of the kids really sprout up in 4th grade.  See the boy in the red?  He is standing on the same flat ground as my son, who is wearing a black hoodie.  That boy is taller than me even!

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After the morning and lunch at the fort, it was time to head back to school where I spent the afternoon passing out the yearbooks (the ones I made!).  It took hours to get them delivered to the classrooms.

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After yearbooks I came home and crashed on the couch.  My legs were tired after my busy day!  I can only imagine what Alan’s legs are going to feel like after running 100 miles in 26 to 30 hours.  Yikes!

Now, time for a beer.  🙂  Alan is trying one more thing on the drain, which needs to sit overnight, so I think he can finally relax.  Poor guy.


Q:  House repair/problem you hate the most?

I think clogged pipes are the worst!!  So frustrating and time consuming!  

Q: What running clothes are you loving lately?

New running clothes are guaranteed to put a spring in your step!

Q:  Did you have a good (better than ours??) Friday night?

One thought on “An exhausting day!”
  1. Yes, clogged pipes are the worse! My husband just recently had to do this in the last 6 months! No fun! And aggravating!

    Wow! You did crank out the miles!!! A friend of mine does 2 runs on tuesdays… she calls then “2 for Tuesdays”…..

    Awesome that you got to go on the field trip! Those are always fun adventures! And, I usually learned something too! LOL!

    WOW! You made those yearbooks?!? That must have been time consuming!!! But how cool that you took the time to do that! You rock!!!! I know all the kids will appreciate your hard work!

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