What did I learn today? Today dad and I talked very little about running, but I did use that time to talk to him about some of my "me junk". The past couple of days, I was in a sort of funk with my job. My job satisfaction level was kind of low...and being human, I wanted to blame it on anyone but me. I had a very REAL realization that I was being sort of selfish (okay really selfish) and lost my focus quite a bit. I really need to work on disciplining myself to keep in mind that no matter what I'm doing during my day with my sweet little Layla, I'm doing each and every (sometimes mundane...sometimes exhausting) chore for God...and not for a "thank you" or "you're doing a great job". Aghhh..but is is SO much fun to be selfish and whiny from time to time. HA!
So dad listened and reiterated what I great friend Anna is to me. She more than listened to my whininess this week...she encouraged me and that means the WORLD! And he reminded me of the importance of keeping my heart in a Godward orientation...easier said than done sometimes.
Okay okay okay...so the run...
The last two miles were not very easy. We decided to plant more sports drink at mile 12 and not just at mile 6. Believe me, the potassium cramp in my rear and my calf at mile 16 reminded me of how important fluids are. I'm actually thinking of trying some Nuun next week? We'll see. I did do the Gu Roctane at mile 9 or 10 (thanks Cindy) and the blueberry was really not so bad.
Well, I'm off--with a very happy heart, actually--to make a cake for tonight--yeah...I don't know how I get myself into these things. I decided today would be perfect for making a cake, doing laundry and changing sheets. Probably would have been a better day for a little nap. ANYWAY, we get the pleasure of FINALLY meeting the guy who has stolen Neil's sister's heart (okay so maybe he didn't really steal it...I'm thinking maybe she's giving it willingly) ;-) So exciting! And tomorrow I'm having my recovery run with Toddy. Her and her husband are coming over for a run and ice cream--so much to look forward to this weekend for sure!