Why yes it is Thursday again....sit tight for another edition of complete randomness!!!
Low expectations....This week I have been made aware of two things medically wrong with my body. One much less serious than the other could be...and had me on the ultrasound table last night (and not to look at a cute baby profile). I have been having random symptoms for about a year and last week finally went to the doctor. She seems to think that I have a fibroid and sent me to have more tests. I had one of those in the past that I had to have removed (I called it my C-section without the beautiful baby). This got me thinking and almost laughing to myself...do I really have that low of an expectation of how my body should feel normally? As a runner and almost life-long athlete, I have ignored many an injury and have pushed through when I was feeling off. Have I just assumed that I will always feel off? How about you? Have you been diagnosed with something that was a surprise to you? I guess I have to raise the bar just slightly!
Race fears....I have a race coming up next Saturday. Yeah I haven't really talked about it much at all...ok not at all! My reason is simple....It scares the ever mother-loving crap out of me! Next Saturday I will take the ferry out of Wood's Hole and head over to Martha's Vineyard to run the Martha's Vineyard 20 miler.
I have been training but there have been weeks that because of life I have had to miss long runs. My longest has been 17 miles so physically I'm ready but mentally I'm shaking in my Sauconys! My friend Jill always ropes me into these things and before I know it I'm mid race thinking, "Why did I sign up for this?". But it's good for me....good to push through my comfort zone....good to erase the "bad" marathon memories that are holding me back. You never know, I may just keep going an extra 6.2 (probably not though!).
Martha Stewart time....Call it the guilty working mom in me but I always try to be as creative as possible when it comes to gifts for Em's friends at daycare. I've made hair clips for that past few holidays so this Valentine's Day I wanted something new. This year I decided to make crayon heart.
My sister had done this before and then I saw it on I heart naptime, which by the way is an amazing blog to bring out all things crafty in you in addition to Jamielyn being so extremely sweet. Yesterday we collected our broken crayons. As a teacher in an urban school I save everything since a supply budget is unheard of! We put them in heart molds and stuck them in the oven. It was super easy and they came out really cute! Check out the complete post here with 15 kid Valentine ideas!