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Made It Home…Back To The Norm

November 19, 2014

Tuesday: Well after a long day of traveling home from our trip to Spain & Greece and sad goodbyes to my sisters and my mom…

IMG_5350.JPG… I finally made it home to my family! It was instant chaos and everything back to normal. πŸ™‚ Welcome Home to me! I do think the kids were even more “wild” due to the fact they were not on a schedule for the past 11 days. :/ It was so good to be home but hard at the same time. I was welcomed home by a few homemade things from the girls…

IMG_5396.JPG As soon as I got home, I went to the girl’s school to check them out for the rest of the day. My oldest came walking down the hall and burst into tears. I felt bad because I realized how much they did miss me and that it was too long of a trip for them. I gave her a big hug and said that I missed her so much. She looked at me and said, “why did you check me out of school? We are in the middle of a project and I want to stay here.” So I guess an 11 day trip wasn’t too long after all. πŸ™‚ We had our HS Cross Country banquet tonight. We have amazing kids on the team. The banquet went well. After dinner, we immediately went to the awards, said a little speech and went home.

IMG_5397-0.JPG The one very frustrating thing… I did not get a run in today!!! I am so bummed about that! There was just too much to do when I got back and I felt guilty even thinking of the idea of leaving again. It really mentally throws me off!!!

Wednesday: Talk about mentally being thrown off… I started with a 2 mile (15 min) warmup and then began my 10 x 800’s. The problem with this workout… I was struggling pretty bad with the 1st one!!!
1st: 2:36 finished the mile in 6:12.
2nd: 2:37 mile in 6:06
3rd: 2:38 mile in 6:07
4th: 2:36 mile in 6:09
5th: 2:37 mile in 2:13
6th: 2:38 mile in 2:06
7th: 2:38 mile in 2:09
8th: 2:39 mile I’m 2:06
I actually stopped after the 8th one. I could not do 2 more… My legs were heavy and tight. I don’t know if it was because I was on an airplane or sitting around at the airport all day yesterday, or the elevation or just lack of training for the past 11 days. But I struggled a lot this morning. :/ Oh well… I have 3 1/2 weeks before my big race… There is nothing I can do about it now. At home my day went by fast. I watched 8 extra kids today, a few friends stopped by to hang out, and there was unpacking and cleaning to do. After all this, I had CC practice (while the 2 older girls were in piano lessons).

IMG_5398.JPG It was a busy day today and I was tired all day! After dinner (a lady I just met and her 2 girls ate dinner with us tonight-I will explain tomorrow), homework and the normal nighttime routine… I got ready for bed, obviously did my blog, and went to bed (by 8:15). πŸ™‚ I’m so tired! Good night!

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