Well hello again! It’s been a few days since I’ve last blogged. I have been relaxing my days away at the lake, soaking up one too many rays, and thinking about absolutely nothing. It’s been glorious, and just what I needed. And when I say I thought about absolutely nothing, I thought about absolutely nothing. I didn’t even take my book out to the dock to read because I didn’t want to think about whatever I was reading! No magazines, nada! All I thought about were the back of my eyelids, and the beautiful lake in front of me. And what we were going to eat for dinner. Of course. We successfully celebrated our first year of marriage, complete with a fresh duplicate wedding cake and our wedding video. I’ll always remember this trip, and I can’t wait for many more!!
If you follow me on Instagram, you already saw our cozy home away from home. It was the most perfect little cabin to spend our first anniversary in! I can’t wait to post the rest of the photos I took from the long weekend! I haven’t decided if they’ll be blogged here or over on the photog blog, so I’ll keep you posted. If you care.
The cabin was ~2 miles OFF the main road, down a windy, gravel road through super dense woods. Talk about secluded! The lake was just a short little walk through the woods to the left. I thought long and hard about trying to make that run back up to the main road and back, but I’m 100% positive it would have taken all day! The inclines on these Ozark mountains are ridiculous!! Plus I was on vacation so my lazy mindset conviced me otherwise.
Speaking of running, my husband surprised me with this awesome gift!
YAY! My first Garmin watch. I’m SO excited to put it to good use and crush some goals!!! Plus, it’s cute 🙂
I haven’t been able to run since Thursday, since we left first thing Friday morning after dropping the Trucksters off at the vet for her “dogcation,” and I’m starting to go crazy! It’s only been a few days, I know I know, but I may not have time any night this week to squeeze in a run until FRIDAY! GAH!! I need to re-work my schedule and figure something out because I really don’t want to go a whole week without running! It took me forever to fall asleep last night and I blame this on my under-used runners legs from this weekend!
When we picked up Truckee from the vet last night, you’d think we hadn’t seen her in months. It was a joyful reunion for sure. You would not believe how much we missed that silly girl all weekend! Although, we did sleep REALLY well all weekend without SOMEONE crying from her kennel at promptly 5:45 AM every morning. Anyone else miss their dog-child like crazy when they’re gone?? Maybe it’s just us. The little vet tech lady came out and said they had given her a bath and that “Truckee doesn’t do baths well.” BAHAHAHA. I’m sure whoever was bathing her is traumatized. I told them she really prefers showers with a “rain” faucet.
And now I have a fun little announcement. I may have lost my mind.
That’s right. I just registered for my first FULL MARATHON!!!!!
WHAT AM I THINKING?!!!
Probably one of these…
1. Am I even capable of this?
2. Will my knees and hips and every other bone in my body cooperate?
3. How much more do I get to eat because of all the running I’ll be doing? WOOHOO!
4. How early on Saturdays will I need to wake up in order to get my long runs in?
5. Will someone ride their bike alongside me if I can’t find someone to run 18 miles with?
6. When do you pee during a 15+ mile run??
7. How am I going to keep myself motivated and pumped about it and not burn out by the time the race rolls around?
8. How many toe nails am I going to lose??
9. How many pairs of shoes will I go thru while training?
10. HOW WILL I FEEL WHEN I CROSS THE FINISH LINE?!!!
answer: freakin awesome.
Though some of these thoughts/fears are negative, I think #10 outweighs them all. It takes a lot of hard work and determination to conquer such a big goal, and nothing worth having was ever easy!
I was planning on waiting until June 30 which is the last day for the first tier price, but when I checked the website this morning it said the marathon registration had reached 90% capacity! BAH! If that’s not a marketing ploy to make me sign up faster I don’t know what is! So I pulled the trigger today, put the pedal to the metal, balls to the wall, do or die, donezo.
Have YOU run a full marathon? What were your first thoughts when you finally pulled that committment trigger? How did you stay motivated until time to train? Did you feel like super woman when you crossed the finish line?