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There have been Aha moments happening all over the place this week. Here's five recent Aha moments that have made me go, "hmmm."
Aha moment #1-My Thursdays have a purpose again!
This past Sunday, I did the Fight for Air Climb (recap HERE if you're interested). After spending the past three months doing weekly stair-training on Thursdays, I was at a loss as to what to do with this new found free time. I also want to add a little speed work to my running regimen. I really didn't need an extra day of rest/recovery, nor did I feel the need to add another "short" run to my week. Aha! How about doing my speed work on Thursdays, but on occasion, substitute a stair workout in just for fun (running stairs is comparable to speed work because it simulates a steep hill in terms of incline).
The Drake Relays Half Marathon is next weekend, on the 22nd. Our school's prom is on the 21st. Not only am I in charge of the Presentation of Couples, but the hubby and I always work at the after-prom party, which lasts until (roughly) 4:30 a.m. Aha! It only recently occurred to me that these events were both happening on the same weekend because I had them on different planners. I knew all along the dates of both, I had just not actually seen both of them on the same calendar, one right after the other. Ugh. The race route is relatively hilly, and I don't yet know what kind of weather to expect. I had hoped to potentially pull off a sub-2:00 finish...but that wish is out the window now.
Aha moment #3-Longer days do not guarantee warmer mornings!
I'm still trying to get outside every morning for a quick 20-30 minute walk on the mornings when I'm not running. Even with warmer, spring-like temps, though, the air is still quite chilly before the sun rises. Aha! I still need to wear full leggings and a warm jacket (and, often times, a fleece headband) or it's a very frigid endeavor for my walks. Thankfully, this will be gradually transitioning to summer-like temps before long.
This has been a crazy week. There's been extra dance classes, tennis meets, an unexpected trip to the ER, and a few later than normal "late" nights. I do my own manicures, but just have not had a free hour of time to do so this week. I wanted to go for a run on Thursday afternoon (in the awesome warm-at-last temps), but my finger nails looked like death. Aha! I got dressed in my running gear, did my nails quickly (after tying my shoes), and allowed the polish to dry and set while I ran. I know, first world problems and all, but #problemsolved.
I mentioned extra dance classes earlier. Well, I wasn't just referring to the daughter. It's not only her senior recital, but this year there is a Mom/Daughter dance being featured. At her coaxing, I agreed to take part...and let's just say there's a reason I run marathons and don't teach dance in my spare time. But, Aha! She has been giving me a lot of extra one-on-one instruction, and I do believe I'm getting it! Don't worry, I already know this hip hop dance will be a "once and done" experience for me, but I'm thankful for the opportunity to try a new thing (even if it takes me twice as long as everyone else to master the moves).
So, that's a quick look at not only my crazy week, but at all the Aha moments that help me get through it. We have a nasty winter storm (believe it or not) headed our way this weekend. We're expecting to get a tiny bit of snow on Sunday, and a whole lot of rain on Saturday. My long outdoor run may morph into a short one on the treadmill, and that's just fine. I have a whole lot of prom decorations to work on.
Enough about me. How about you? Got any good Aha moments to share? Ever register for a race not realizing it was the day before/after another busy day?
I'm linking this with Meranda and Lacey and Rachel for the Friday Five 2.0.
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