I thought today marked my first day of half marathon training. I’m going to follow (possibly very loosely) the intermediate plan by Hal Higdon. It’s a 12 week program. The half marathon is thirteen weeks away. Counting backwards must not be my strong suit. So, that’s just a little update on the whole training thing. The update being that it hasn’t even started yet. I’m actually a little relieved, to be honest. We were all up at 3:30 last night. Fun times. Maddux is cutting a beastly canine and it’s probably the worst thing he’s ever experienced in his life. So it’s kind of nice to know that I didn’t have to “follow” a plan today. I could just wing it, which made it seem a little more fun. Look, y’all, I haven’t even started to train and I’m already excited to do whatever I want. This is going to go well, right? 😉 I decided to make a date with some 15 lb dumbbells and call it a night.
Today was one of those days that being able to work out at home totally came in handy. I would have rather walked on hot coals than gotten in the car to go to the gym.
Anyway. Back to the weekend. Ryne was out of town the whole time. I was on my own with a teething baby. Basically, I didn’t need to visit a haunted house. Knowing I was riding solo through the slums of tooth-ville was scary enough. Thankfully, though, we survived. To counteract the grumpiness, I made sure we were out of the house as much as possible. As a bonus, Maddux definitely thinks I’m the fun parent now. Awesome. I taught him many important lessons, by the way. I feel it’s important to add that.
He learned how to come questionably close to copyright infringement by making a bootleg version of his favorite pirate’s outfit.
He learned that you don’t actually have to leave a pumpkin patch with a pumpkin. It’s never to early to understand the value of being frugal.
He learned how to maximize his return on dipping by smashing his entire hand into the cup. It was fun to watch.
He learned that you should also always eat your fruits and veggies, even if it’s in a sad attempt to quit thinking about donuts.
He learned that when your cravings just aren’t satisfied, it’s okay to go in for the real thing.
He learned how one key accessory can make or break an ensemble. This was clearly a make.
I mean, seriously, he learned from the best. Jack-O-Lanterns and cupcakes? Only two of my favorite things, y’all.
PS: I texted that last picture to Ryne and told him I dressed up for his return. Pretty sure I’m in the running for wife of the year. 😉
Now I have to go try to catch up on the sleep we lost last night. Everyone cross your fingers that we all sleep through the night. And mamas of newborns, I’ll be prayin’ for y’all, too. Every time we have a bad night, I have vivid flashbacks to those days. Remember, it gets SO MUCH BETTER. I promise.
Goodnight, you guys!