Bud and I went out of town to a wedding this past weekend, and I decided this necessary break would be the restart button for my summer plans. But before I blather on about those plans, may I give a shout out to women who rocked their races in the past few weeks?
Bobbi and Nora both ran marathons and had very successful runs. I love that women are discovering how good it feels to work out--whether it's running, biking, or swinging their hips to Zumba. Whatever we do, it's so important to keep moving! So to Bobbi and Nora, I offer a huge hug and a thanks for keeping me motivated during those times when I feel like I'm just not moving near enough. And also to Amanda and Stephanie who have also completed some amazing runs the past few weeks--all of you keep rockin'! When I am running, sometimes I believe I'm the only one thinking what I'm thinking. It's nice to see other people have the same thought processes and manage to reach deep and keep going.
Anyway, back to the summer plan. Last week I did not run once. I didn't even walk fast. Bud and I would have taken bikes with us this weekend to bike around Storm Lake, but A) we didn't know they had trails, and B) It rained when we arrived on Saturday. Sunday was spent driving, checking on Mom, overcooking the shrimp for dinner, and visiting the DQ to have a peanut buster parfait (heaven in a cup!)--Bud had a pecan cluster Blizzard.
So this week, I am kicking off the frustration of the past few weeks and starting over again. Lots of yard work, and back to running. I'd like to get my bike tires pumped up, and start riding the trails around town. And did I mention cleaning the house? Yep. It has suffered from the never home syndrome. Oh--and reading. I have only finished one book in the last week, and there are many Netgalley books on my Nook that I have to read quickly!
So here's to a summer that is starting over this week. Has your summer been what you expected? Have your plans been derailed? Choo Choo--this train is back on track.