Last week Mike and I were talking about what we want to do for my Big Birthday in January, and we agreed that it would be great to take the kids to Disney. He got the ball rolling by calling the travel agent, and that was that.
Until the weekend, which was cold, rainy and miserable. We still had Luke's soccer game though, my Mom was up for a visit and she was a good sport about the weather:
Once we got home, Mike turned on the furnace, to make sure everything was okay with it for this winter.
Yup, it didn't turn on.
Four days and $3,100 later, we have a new furnace.
Isn't it pretty?
So much for Disney. But I'd rather have heat.
I did get some good news this week though, after my last PT session, Michelle said I'm good to go for the marathon! I made an appointment for next week, just in case, that she said I could cancel if I need to, but she thinks I'll be okay. I just have to be smart, keep doing what I'm doing. I ran hills twice this week with Frank, and he kept me at an easy 9:20 pace. I ran 10 miles on the treadmill over the weekend, and I seriously had to force myself to stop. I was so amped up, I know I could have done another 10, at least.
So now I'm in taper mode, which is weird, because for the past couple of weeks I've been in a shorter run mode, and my longest run maxed out at 18. I don't feel like I'm truly tapering, because I'm biking and doing other things. I'm almost afraid to truly taper, I want to keep the endurance up, but I still have to take care of Pez.
I'm also focusing more on my diet, I eat pretty well overall, but I'm making sure I get these staples in, every single day. Breakfast has been oatmeal mixed with almonds, dried cherries, cinnamon, and a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips (dark chocolate is very good for you). If I'm really hungry, I scramble an egg and have it on a slice of toast. I'm not a fan of bananas, but I make myself eat them anyway, they usually end up in a smoothie, along with a cup of either blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries.
When I was out shopping yesterday, everyone seemed to be sniffling or coughing, so Amazing Grass is going to be in my diet for the next two weeks. Lunch and dinner is usually some kind of meat, along with veggies, or pasta. We roasted two huge butternut squashes the other night, along with shallots and rosemary, there was hardly any left. I love roasting veggies.
And, um, I've had a chocolate chip cookie or two every day this week. I blame my sister in law, she came over the other day with some killer cookies she made, we knocked those off, and I had to make some of my own.
Why is it that raw cookie dough is sometimes better than the cookie?