“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31.

Monday, March 22, 2010

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy...

That pretty much sums up spring break.  I took last week off to be home with the boys.  What was meant to be a "stay-cation" turned into a "work-cation".  Hubby has been working like a mad man for the last two months and there was a mountain of things to do around the house.  I didn't even touch a computer last week so I have a lot of catching up to do in the blog world.  Speaking of catching up...I am back at work...I have a ton to do....I'll try and keep this brief....try.
FYI this is the second time I am writing this post.  The first time I accidentally deleted it.....and so completes my spring break....

BTW Alice in Wonderland was fantastic!!! We actually saw it twice in 3D last week it was so good! Definitely recommend it! If your kids are able to watch the Narnia movies they should be able to watch this no problem.

Here is my week in review.  
I'll start with my running.
Last Sunday I ran 15 miles.  I felt surprisingly good, my legs felt strong(thank you Jillian Michaels). My running went down hill from there.  Monday 3 miles. Tuesday nothing. Wednesday nothing. Thursday 3 miles. Friday 1.5 miles. Saturday and Sunday nothing.  Today is the No Boundaries group run.  I am leaving straight from work to get to the track early and put in 8 miles before everyone gets there. To meet my goal of 100 miles this month I have to do about 5 miles a day for the rest of the month.  Totally doable.

Monday, rainy and cold. We watched movies and played games until the boys got totally bored with me. The rest of the day I did laundry.  Literally the rest of the day.......Spring Break off to a great start.

Tuesday, more rain and cold. I woke up to an all too familiar, horrible, smell.  The smell of mildew.  I found another water leak.  If you remember we just finished repairing the water damage that we found in Littlest Prince's room.  Thankfully we already repaired the source of the leak this damage just took a little longer to be visible...or smellable.  So my morning was consumed with making preparations for that repair.
Thankfully the neighbor boy was home and Little Prince and Middle Prince went to his house to play. Littlest Prince played with army men and followed me around every where "helping".
Tuesday afternoon,I painted the ceiling in our guest bathroom, apparently, I forgot to paint it last year when we painted everything else.

Wednesday, I decided we were going to get out of the house and I would do yard work.  I spent the next 8hrs running back and forth to Lowe's, airing up tires on the lawn mower, putting the utility trailer together, and trying to get the hedge-trimmer to crank.

Thursday, the sun came out and it warmed up to 70! I was ready to do yard work. This time everything was prepared.  Thankfully the boys LOVE to be outside.  We spent the next 2 days outside from sun-up to sun-down.

Friday, more yard work.  Started a worm farm with Middle Prince, and dug a "bunch" of holes in the mud with Littlest Prince.
Friday afternoon I went to the podiatrist to pick up my orthotics(they have been ready for 3 weeks).  I have also been having some pain in the ball of my left foot that radiates into my big toe.  He gave me an anti-inflammatory patch to wear and wants me to go back in 2weeks.  He said it might feel better after I've been wearing the inserts for a while.  I like them....the orthotics...they feel pretty good.  I haven't wore them on a run yet, so we will see tonight how they do.

Saturday, I was supposed to run the Rocket Run 10 miler, I didn't.  Two reasons, #1 No babysitter, #2 it was a work day at church where everyone comes and plants flowers and we do any repairs that need to be done on the grounds.  We(me and the boys) finished around noon.  The rest of the day we just played.

Sunday, church in the morning, nap, church in the evening.  Sundays are my favorite.  They are the days I feel like I get recharged.  I had been feeling like I was starting to lose my joy.  I let myself get so busy that I hadn't spent very much time in the Word or in prayer.  When you get distracted by your circumstances it is easier for the enemy to come in an steal your joy and your hope...and depression can set in.....I was reminded of this scripture. "You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore." -Psalm 16:11
I hadn't spent enough time in His presence.  That is easy to fix. Less distraction, more prayer, more reading the bible.

So that sums it up. I got a ton crossed off my to-do list, the boys swear it was the worst spring break ever...I assured them that it won't be the worst. 

Oh, oh!!! I got a package in the mail last week!!! I had totally forgot about winning the Champion Giveaway from Run,Zoe,Run!
This is what I won:
Champion Purple Double Dry Seamless Top (size M) 
Champion Black Double Dry Fitted workout pants - M
Champion Black Double Dry Running Jacket  - L

Everything fit perfectly!!! I wore the whole ensemble on my 15miler last week and loved it!! I have had a ton of compliments on the jacket too! My favorite part is that the sleeves on the shirt and jacket are long enough for my amazon arms!!! Love it!
I will post a picture later this week!  Thank you so much Zoe!!!

Did any of you watch the Cantore Stories on the Weather Channel yesterday? It was called "Surviving Death Valley" it was about the 2009 Badwater UltraMarathon.  It was amazing to see!! Dean Karnazes is a rock star!! Click HERE  to see some of it!

I have 48 followers...I am amazed that there are 48 people interested in my ramblings.  I have decided that when I hit 50 I will be hosting a celebratory giveaway!  I have been thinking about it for a while and I'm very excited about it!

If you're new to my blog, welcome! If you're not new, thanks for stopping by!  I love reading your comments and feedback!

Grace and peace,


Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Wow you have been busy!

Ugh water leaks scare me. My BIL just got done repairing their kitchen from a water leak in their upstairs bathroom. Major mess!

misszippy said...

Hey--You were so productive with your time! That's a great feeling, especially in the spring. Good job.

Tricia said...

wow, busy week :)

H Love said...

thank you so much for sharing. I too need to recharge and sit at the foot of the Lord more often. Good luck on getting your 5 miles in each day! You can do it!

Allison aka Scooty's Mom said...

Looks like you were a busy lady! I always think it feels great when I've been productive.

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