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Thursday Thoughts

Adulting is hard! – Wanting all the things and making responsible decisions is tough! Paying off my student loans was great! The hot tub crapping out was not. We really want a new hot tub, but made the decision we don’t want to take out a loan to get a new one. We know our washer, dryer, stove, microwave… are all getting up there and many of them have been repaired by us already.

Hot tubs are amazing- I didn’t realize how much I would miss our hot tub, but once it drained itself this winter (not the first winter it has done this), I realized how nice a soak could be!

Go St Louis Half Marathon is a little over a week away. Hubby and I are taking the kiddos out of school for a couple days and making it a run-cation! AND I get to see one of my college roommates and her family since they are kind enough to host us. I am bummed that the river is flooding and they had to re-rout the race. Now we don’t get to pass directly under The Arch in the last mile. I didn’t realize this was important to me, but I’m thoroughly bummed.

My left ankle is still giving me grief. It is a bit better after I used KT Tape. As long as I keep stretching and icing it is ok. I should probably be wearing shoes all the time, but I just can’t get myself there.

Spring– it is warmer, the snow is melting, everything is a sandy, muddy mess! LOVE what it means is coming!There was THE BRIGHTEST cardinal in one of our apple trees this morning. I do like the idea of it being a loved one checking in and being close. Even without this thought, I think they are beautiful!

Nap Time– being a daycare mama, I am struggling with kiddos who just aren’t napping. A couple are phasing out of naps, and a couple need them, but refuse- LOUDLY.

What are your thoughts today? Any fun runs coming up? What is your favorite way to relax?

Life, Random Thoughts, Running

Random Thoughts

I am sooooo very over winter. We didn’t even have snow until the very end of January, and now it just won’t stop. I can barely see cars parked in front of my house because the snowbanks are so high.

Projects, Projects, Projects! I have soo many in progress projects, and will likely be starting another. Hopefully, this weekend, I can get my Poly-Fil and start wrapping them up.

Run Streaks are for me. I know they aren’t for everyone, but I am a better trainer and feel so much stronger when I stick to a run streak. After walking away from my last one, I skipped a few training runs, and felt guilty. Back at it, yesterday was day 3!

Training- I am very excited to travel to St. Louis with the family for our Half Marathon Runcation/visiting friends! This is lots of motivation for sticking with the run streak and hopefully getting a PR!

Ragnar- I love these relay races and am signed up for two this year. Ragnar Road Minnesota in August and Ragnar Trail Wisconsin in September. Yesterday I was driving my teams crazy as I planned a few things for these races. If only they were less expensive, I could run more of them!

What is on your mind this week?

Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts Thursday

Mothere Nature needs to figure herself out! In the last 2 weeks, the kids have missed 6 days of school, had a 2 hour late start, and multiple after school activities canceled. this has ranged from freezing rain, snowstorms, and -50 degree weather. Enough already! Even the kids groaned when I told them this morning.

The treadmill is growing on me. 3 years ago, you couldn’t get me to run more than a mile on a treadmill. I did ALL of my training outside, even in negative windchills! I still love a nice, cold, outdoor run, but I’ve made it 5 miles on the treadmill in a go.

Teeth- My 11 and 6 year olds each lost a tooth this week. So much more drama from the 6 year old- she is sad a part of her body is gone, and completely disgusted by it. She still can’t look at the picture it.

Yarn- Still trying to do fun projects and see how much yarn I can use up. I think I need something new… hit me up with your favorite projects!

Runstreak– my run streak is still going thanks to my neighbors who let me use their treadmill for my fastest 2 mile run ever! I really feel like I am getting so much stronger!

Whats on your mind today?