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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Turn Around: Pre-missing Super Hubby

There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained.
~Winston Churchill

Wednesday Hump Day sounds funny, but like an out and back run it marks the turn around to the work week.This week it virtually marks my Friday, but not in a good way. Here is how my week is going to play out. 
Monday: work and Krav Maga. 
Tuesday: work, but half day was meetings + Hood to Coast Movie
Wednesday: today is work day with half the day full of meetings and Krav Maga
Thursday: Away over night for work training thru Friday
Friday: My hubby will be gone on his fishing trip before I get home from work and will be gone thru Sunday
So you can see how Wednesday is not just Wednesday. It is my last full family day until Monday and that makes me so sad. I have many virtues, I know I am awesome, but seriously all that I have I owe to my family in one way or another and Super Hubby's absence for a few days will definitely be felt. I also have the added pressure to do a weeks full of work in 1 full day plus two half days. Totally doable, just not exactly what I want in my recent state of bliss. Such is life.

Hood to Coast and Coconuts
I went and saw the movie tonight and it was fabulous. I wonder how many runner blogs will be devoted to Hood to Coast movie recaps, feelings about or stories of personal Hood to Coast adventures? It is definitely something I'd like to try in my life time, but I can't see how I could fit that in my life at the moment...worse, I am not sure I know 11 people who would do something so wild and crazy. If anyone out there needs a 12 that might be able to crank out 10-11 minute miles, I am your girl! I love my new coconut water, but my toes were crazy crampy today. Like panic, I might die, please to twist into permanent deformation kind of cramping...BOTH feet! I am also a little sore from Krav Maga Monday night and Sunday's 10K run so I was stretching in the theater. I had one of the cool seats with the railing right in front. How cliche is it that I was in a theater full of runners, watching a running movie and I was using the rail to stretch? I know super lame. As for the toe crampy business, my husband is sure it was a result of a high heel day at work. I busted out another coconut water and Super Hubby said, "Why not just plain water? It's worked for everyone else." I then corrected him to say that it worked for people eating all their nutrition through food and I have not been the healthiest eater as of late. He then asked why I didn't eat much broccoli at dinner, to which I replied, I am more of a stocks girl and tonight we just had florets. So here I sit drinking my coconut water and I have water bottle on my head board to sip before bed. I am determined to rehydrate and squeeze a few more fruits and veges into the diet. (not that there is a diet) I eat the broccoli stocks, my hubby eats the florets. A friend of mine loves the soft centers in a box of chocolates and I am the nuts and chews gal.
 Do you have a perfect eating partner? What do you split?
Why I Kick A$$: Because I can do things alone. I went to tonight's movie alone. Some people have this thing about not going to movies alone or eating alone. My hubby can't sit at Taco Bell alone, but I can sit at a fancy white table cloth restaurant alone and feel completely comfortable.
Thankful Three:
  1. For the privilege of attending training for a couple days. It is a big deal when one's employer invests in its employees.
  2. For new Follwers, thanks everyone I am so excited meet you all!
  3. For hot chocolate


Christi said...

I was able to make it to the movie last night. I hope they put it out on DVD!

Have a great time in training!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

my first relay was 12 bloggers who came in from all over the country and it was wonderful. It really is just one weekend, the training is no different than a marathon really. I didn't do anything special

Melissa said...

I wasn't able to make it to the movie. :( I'm so hoping for DVD.

I hope you have a good time at your training! And I will take your florets anytime!

jessie said...

love the quote :)