1. Resting, Relaxing, Recharging.... Restless: I'm in the midst of a break from running. I've sworn myself to no running until April 24 at least. I want to recharge my batteries and want to attack my training plan once I get back. However, this down time is making me restless. Just seems odd not to have a run to think about and prepare for. I think I can make it two weeks but guess we'll just have to wait and see.
2. Budding Runner: Perhaps my running influence is rubbing off on Yvie. In her class, students have the chance to share things with their class during Buenas Noticias, or Good News. Her Buenas Noticias on Monday? She said she told the class her good news was that she watched her dad run a marathon on Saturday, and that a marathon is 26.2 miles. Also, she had to pick a famous person to write a biography about and give a presentation on. She picked Wilma Rudolph, the Olympic sprinter who won several gold medals in the 1950s. There was a list of famous people of course but for some reason the runner on the list jumped out at her. Nice.
3. Baggy Victory: I recently won a giveaway from my longtime blog buddy Willoughby. I got me a $40 gift certificate to CSN Stores. Instead of buying something for myself, I opted to buy something for the girls.... okay, let me rephrase that.... instead of shopping around for myself, I told Mrs. LB about having won and she suggested we buy something for the girls and so we did and I never actually did any shopping for myself because I might have snapped up something quickly... BUT it's good that it happened the way it happened because the girls got something they really needed.
Bean bags. As you can tell, our living room floor is tile. We just got the tile put in late last year and their chairs aren't really cutting it anymore. Yvie towers over her chair, although Kennedy's is still good for her. But laying around on the tile floor or on our new rug wasn't the best. So now they have these bean bags (with the coupon, we ended up paying about 20 bucks for both of them, sweet deal) and they have been putting them to use.
I asked them what they like best about it.
Yvie's response: I can read on it.
Kennedy's response: It's soft and I can lay on it.
So we say thank you to CSN Stores and a huge thank you (and a hug from the girls) to Willoughby. You rock!