I messed up and posted in the wrong place again! Yikes. This was from last Thursday. I was going edit the date, but whatever.
Today was the best mail day ever. First, I got this:
Whoo Hoo! I want to frame it, but I don't know if Ryan will want it on the wall. It will probably end up in my race bib ziploc/file folder.
Also, my shoes came. I don't have fat ankles, it is just the perspective of the self portrait, and I have super short, wide feet.
I posted on my f/b yesterday that I wasn't sure if I should wait for them to come yesterday before running or just go to the gym. I am glad I didn't wait on them, as they didn't come until 1:30ish today. I did adjust my mileage a bit since I didn't want to put a ton of miles on my old shoes. I did go to the gym, so that it would be "easier". I ended up doing 6 miles, instead of 8. I will do 7 tomorrow in the new shoes instead of 5. I have a nice 7 mile route, and my parents OKed me running with them coming into town. I loved my mom's answer when I asked if she cared if I ran. She said she figured I would, because that is what I do on Saturdays. Pretty much right :) I should hopefully be done in around an hour, and it will give me a few more miles on the new shoes and kept me from running too many miles in the old ones.
Also, I won a giveaway for Marathon Bars from Beth at SUAR. I feel a little like I shouldn't have been allowed to enter (like how you can't win a contest for a product made by your own employer), but I am pretty well out of my Marathon bars from last year, with just a couple rationed for Detroit Half and the Lousiville Half. I love them, and so at least someone who loves them is winning them, right? I am planning on entering her contest for a day in the life. This one is sort of like that, although it is a bit exciting with all things I got in the mail today.
Finally, my parents are coming into town this evening so that we can celebrate Soren's birthday with them tomorrow. I was rushing to get errands done and left my bathing suit at the gym today. Seriously? Now I have to drive all the way back there. It will take about an hour round trip with both kids. If it wasn't my brand new one, I probably wouldn't go back today, but it is my new one, and it is Friday, which means I won't be going back to workout until Monday. Of all the days to have to drive back, why this one? I realized it with exactly enough time to drive there and back before Keira gets off the bus, but not very much time to look for it. I would hope no one touched it and it is still on the sink in the bathroom. No one had turned it in when I called. Keira has an event at school tonight, and I need to clean the bathrooms for my parents to use, as well as straighten the house. It is their first trip to see the house, so I want it to look good. The up side of running down there is that the kids can't wreck the house if they aren't here, right? Grr.