Tuesday, June 8, 2010

More Than Running

It's good to remember that life is more than just about training!

I rearranged my last long weekend of training so that I could fit in extra time with Paul, and prep to celebrate Erin's b-day/housewarming!

How I was able to rearrange:
- did all but 9.5 miles of my long run on my own on Friday instead of Saturday. It was actually an awesome run and great hours on my own.
- ran from the house to downtown to meet Paul midday on Saturday for a run in the almost 100 degree temps.
- ran hills Sunday afternoon once the sun came out and it was 95+ outside.

What the rearranging allowed for my weekend:
- Date night with Paul Friday night
- lunch on the deck post-workout with Paul
- easy morning trail run with Paul and Flyer
- time to cut and grill: protein, veggies, and pineapple for the week
- dinner and quality time outside with Paul on Sunday

AND,
- making the vision of Erin's cake come to life (red velvet cake robots and all!)
- showing I can still manage fondant a little bit (I am REALLY out of practice)
- enjoying Erin's party and seeing all of Jess' creations come to life (her bread is top notch!!)
There are so many days I feel like all I have been doing is working, training, eating, managing, juggling. It was just nice to see that it was possible to put the life stuff first this weekend, and enjoy Paul and my friends in the right way...

Such a balancing act. Sometimes I must fail misereably, but every once in a while I get a glimpse that it is all possible :)

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(Side note is that I seriously need a haircut...maybe during taper :) )

5 comments:

erin said...

:) :) :) :) :) :) :)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Slomohusky said...

What a fun cake and Party. Can't go wrong with Red Velvet.

In Austin, how much humidity do you have with the triple digit temps?

meredith said...

Thanks! It was a great party!

These past few days it has been like 85-90% humidity, which is unusual. I wish it would just rain and get it over with. The trails make a humidity tunnel in this weather.

Meg said...

I just came over from Jamie's blog. I can't wait until your race, how exciting!

EndorphinJunkie said...

Kudos on the rearranging of your schedule! It's always tough with long training days!!