Sometimes You Have to Do It: Sleeping In

I slept in. Seriously, my kids asked if I was sick because I never, never sleep past 7:30 and that's a late morning. But today I must have needed it because I woke up at 7:30, went to the bathroom, figured I'd just lay and relax for a few minutes and wake up slowly and when I opened my eyes it was 10.  TEN!!!!  Holy cow!  I feel like a new person today and very, very relaxed.

Tomorrow I have a trail race that I'm pretty excited about.  7.5 miles and hard on trails I've trained on - not regularly but enough to be familiar with the area.  I keep thinking race season is over and then the team finds another one, or I realize there's one more. After this, I believe there are only 2 more for the year but don't hold your breath. I feel very blessed this year as far as races go.  I used to enter races and then took two years off from entering any events although I still ran very consistently all by my lonesome.  I decided I missed the events so this year my goal was to enter a couple.  To my amazement I had gotten faster, was asked to join a team and I've entered many more events than I had anticipated. 

For a hard year financially that's even more of a blessing. At any rate, today will be a lazy day spending a few hours at the lake.  Some kids are going, some are hanging out at home.  Every once in awhile it's just good to have a down day no matter how you end up spending it. My thoughts, in part, are focused on tomorrow's race, as well as the blessings in my life - my family, my friends, our home, my team.

 

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Go for you and good luck on that race. I looked at it but I'm not ready. I would have loved to have slept in this morn but my husband took the older boys hunting & my vivacious 6 yr. old had an agenda. Out to breakfast, park, Walmart for 2 candy bars(shhh) Dillard's for a crazy deal on Keen sandals for him($10) then last but not least the farmer's market. Oh and a trip to see Hotel Transylvania is in the works. I used to be hungover on Saturdays now I am proud to say I love running amuck with my little boy. Yours truly the Commenting with a Novel Gal~ Steph
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jennifershere

Yes, it was a relaxing errand, cleaning, cooking and trip to the lake day for us. Very low key. Ready for tomorrow's run - should be fun!!
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