I’ve been feeling off this week. It took me a lot longer to recover from the Clarendon Day double last week, and as a result, I was limited in my running this week. Not just my running, but working out in general. I attribute this to a hectic September, with dwindling sleep.
I did run once, though, the Boo! Run For Life 10K on Sunday morning. I tried to run before that on Saturday, but couldn’t do it. My legs were just not feeling it, and so instead, I walked with Mini to the MLK memorial and read the quotes to here there, and afterwards, I went to the base of the Lincoln with her and fed her bottle to her while looking out at the monument. Hey, not a bad consolation prize.
So, one run, 6.24 miles.
I’m going to postpone my Rehoboth Marathon race. For the second year in a row. There just isn’t enough time or energy to hit the long training runs, and given it’s so short and I feel off, I’m going to listen to my body and rest. That doesn’t mean that I won’t try for the half, though, but we’ll see.
As mentioned numerous times, this was the end to an eventful September. Starting day care, career shift, illnesses dominated the early part of September. No worries though, because there plenty of wonderful memories from this month too, so I am not complaining. And things are going well for me and my family, and I am thankful for every day that we have.
This week was eventful because I was rear ended. Nothing major at all, just big bump and dent in my bumper, but it was an apt send off of the month!
This week in the life of Mini: she’s having full on conversations in her baby babble nowadays. And also, she’s learning a lot about her surroundings and making connections. Two examples: when I come home from work, she hears the keys jingle and hears my voice, and turns her head from way across the room to laugh and wiggle around her arms and legs in excitement. Honestly, no matter what ever happens in my day, nothing beats that feeling as a father. Another example, she’s learned how to recognize her bed, her crib, her “dock-a-tot.” When she sees these places, she’s learned that there’s a non-zero chance of us putting her down and thus not holding her any more, and she cries before we even start the process of putting her down. She’s becoming incredibly smart.
On Sunday, we ran the Boo! Run For Life 10K to benefit research on renal cell carcinoma. It was a very touching race to run with Mini in honor of my mom.
Other than that, I enjoyed watching Clemson beat V. Tech. on Saturday. We may see a Bama vs. Clemson III coming up this year!