Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Hope it's been a wonderful day for everyone. Tim, Tucker, and I volunteered at church this morning, then joined the fam for Easter brunch and finished the afternoon with some gardening and some time at the high school where Tucker had found a tractor tire yesterday. So Tim and Tucker played with the tire, ran hurdles, and played HARD. Tell you what -- I have some coordinated people in my family, as BOTH of them can run while standing on top of the tire as it's rolling!

I'm not quite sure how it happened, but I took an entire week off from 3 things:

eating healthy

I think I'm ready to come back to my normal life now. Don't know if it was hitting 500 miles, or not doing the AR50, or what, but I just needed a break.

When you don't run 35 to 40 miles per week, you have a LOT of free time and energy on your hands. I've been channeling that energy into gardening and having a lot of fun with it. Tim officially turned over the yard to me last week and it's been a very enjoyable challenge. In my typical "all or nothing" fashion, I spent 6 hours doing yard work yesterday, with nearly 3 of those hours spent pick axing rocks from the hill in the back. Boy oh boy my hands are bruised and my forearms fried, but the hill looks better. (Our house is on lava cap with river rocks -- they don't call our town "Rocklin" for nothing!)

Ok, so that's it for now. I tried not exercising, not eating good and not writing and I just don't feel like me without those elements. First thing tomorrow morning, I'm gonna be out running and it's gonna feel GOOD!


courtney said...

Sounds like you got a killer upper body workout in!

Anonymous said...

Nice! I love gardening -and I feel you on the pick-ax - that was me last year. Sounds like you enjoyed your "time off"!

Colette said...

Happy Easter to you too.

Sounds like a great week. You didn't really "not" exercise you know. All those hours of garndening was your exercise. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and changed things up ;)

Have a super week girlfriend!

Julianne said...

Happy Easter to you, too!! Sometimes, you have to take a little break from things you love to really appreciate them. I actually took the last 2 weeks easy, too... ran on average about 20 miles the last two weeks. It was kinda nice. Yesterday, I did a 20 miler and really enjoyed it. Kinda. Hey, don't forget coffee the first weekend in May in Sacto! ;-)

Diana said...

That gardening/outside work is sometimes more exercise than you think! But it is nice to get away from the "scheduled" exercise for a break to the mind!
Hope your weekend was well

Stacey said...

Isn't it funny that only when we stop exercising, we realize how much time we spend doing it?!

Brit-Man said...

The main thing is, you enjoyed yourself, and did some productive things.

Heck it's not like you got sidelined for a while with an injury, then spent another 3-6 months after getting better, pitying yourself, and adopting slightly slobby attitudes.

Could have bene worse :-p.

Take care and best wishes.

:-) :-).