Today Maggie is 10! That is 70 in Doggie years!!! I think she looks pretty GOOD! She is the best!
Parental Bragging section..if you are allergic to that just skip...
It is AWARDS Season again...not the Oscars kind of Awards. The academic kind of awards.
The 2nd trimester is over. Already.
I had both parent-teachers conferences for my sons report cards.
I have said this before but for me these report cards are in some ways a report on how good of a job I am doing with my boys. They deserve most of the credit of course but if they were not doing well I would definitely blame myself. They both did awesome. I could not ask for better. Jonathan, who is in Kindergarten, is done with the K benchmarks and started 1st grade work. He has "mastered" all academic subjects for his grade. He has also Mastered the art of talking too much in class. I blame DNA for this one. Their Canadian DNA.
William, who is in 2nd Grade, received The Top Reader Award for his Grade and the Math Champ Award. He scored 98% on his benchmark tests. He is also good at talking too much. Again DNA. What can I say. They are my kids. Can you guess what was on my report cards....a lot of As and talks too much.
I am very proud of my kids. They are so lucky to have wonderful teachers. I tell them often to appreciate these ladies and all that they do for them.
So far so good this week.
I am sticking to my new plan of running 3-4 days and take a rest day. Also running longer distances during the week.
I have had no more calf and foot pain since doing this. I do struggle on rest days. I feel more tired and a bit off..hard to explain..I am sure I am not the only one like that.
I got my new shoes last Friday: Brooks Pure Flow. It was supposed to be rest day but I could not resist trying them so I went for a quick 3 miles.
My first impression was: "This feels very weird". Right away I could feel it in my calves. The way my feet were hitting the ground felt strange. I was also going much slower. I kept looking at my watch, it did not feel that slow to me but it was. I remember when I first tried my Ravenna I felt fast and light. With these ones not so much. I know I need to use them more before deciding of those will work. Monday I went for 4 miles in those and it was better but still feeling strange. So for now I don't know. It is not "Love at first step" that's for sure. I think they will be good for the shorter runs and to help with keeping a consistent midfoot strike.
I have been thinking a lot about marathon. That is all I think about while I run now. Could I do it. What plan should I use. Would my body be able to last 26.2 miles. What about my stomach. I have had an offer from a VERY generous friend. The kind of
offer gift I would be CRAZY to refuse.
I think a lot about marathon.
26.2 freaking miles.