This weekend was AWESOME!! Since I work at an elementary school, we were out at noon on Friday for Christmas break. Christmas break could not have come at a better time. Marathon training and the race are finally behind me and I did NOTHING last week…I was SO EXHAUSTED (mentally and physically)!
I placed myself on 4-weeks of no running post-marathon to rehab this ITB. I hope it is enough. If it isn’t, I’m prepared to go longer. As I said before, I did NOTHING last week…not even foam rolling! This week, I am adding in walking and hip exercises, then some indoor cycling (after Bobby opens his Christmas present!). 😉 Next week, I hope to add in some additional strength exercises and will continue that until the 4 weeks is up. I am COMMITTED to beating this injury and staying injury-free in 2015.
Friday night, we hosted the youth from our church as the appetizer stop on their progressive dinner tour. In case you are wondering what teenagers like to snack on, homemade ranch dip was a big hit! I had intended to take pics, but my brain is mush, and I completely forgot until they were gone. One of these days….
Saturday was a rare, unscheduled day. Not having any commitments made me realize (AGAIN) how important it is that I free up some time in my schedule in 2015. I have some ideas, but am still debating how best to work it out…stay tuned. I drank coffee and messed around the house Saturday morning until Bobby and I ended up going into the Dallas area to finish up Christmas shopping. I had NO idea what we had left to buy – and yes, I had lists. Shopping for clothes is overwhelming to me, but Christmas shopping puts me over the edge! We made a couple of stops and were able to get the bulk out-of-the-way (as far as I could tell). I literally feel my head start spinning when I try to process what I need to buy….even with lists!
Sunday morning I took time to inventory the Christmas gifts. While I haven’t a clue what Taylor has wrapped and placed under the tree, I did find a few gifts that I forgot I had purchased! Now the only things that remain are a couple of small, last-minute gifts that I can get in town.
The great thing about having girls is that they LOVE to wrap gifts (especially Taylor, because she LOVES Christmas!) They finished wrapping this morning.
I needed to run to the grocery yesterday, but Taylor had borrowed my debit card to grab the ingredients for dinner on Saturday. When I realized I would need to get my debit card back, I sent her a text.
No, the debit card was NOT in the orange Under Armour jacket. No, I didn’t panic. Taylor “mis-places” something EVERY DAY OF HER LIFE. I found the debit card in the front seat of my car. I don’t know why I didn’t think to look in that obvious place first. (Side note: The “It’s over” comment was in reference to the complete and total breakdown of BYU in the 3rd set of the NCAA volleyball finals versus Penn State – now 7-time champions!)
We spent last evening with Logan’s group of friends and their parents. We have gotten together for years and, honestly, I love the fact that these boys are still together! Logan doesn’t have the same interests (football and baseball) as the others, but that hasn’t come between their friendships. Just an awesome group of young men!
By the way, Logan has moved out again. His friend is in town for Christmas and this group of boys have set up their PC’s at a friend’s house. It’s one big online gaming party!
Happy Monday everyone!