Ahhh... yes, it is finally Friday and for that, I am grateful. It just seems like it has been an excessively long week this week, and I am really glad to be nearing the end of it, and glad that I have a lot of fun things going on this weekend to keep my time occupied.
Despite all of the stress of the week, I have been really glad to have a constant source of snuggles in my life.
That has definitely been where the focus has fallen this week. The gender party at our favorite bar. It has definitely taken a little bit of willpower (not calling Leah and BEGGING her to tell me the answer since she already knows), a little bit of coordination (getting to doctors appointments, work, dealing with a snowstorm, delivering the sealed envelope), and a lot of deep breathing. The deep breathing I think is what held me together through the week, and I needed it.
I really should get better about practicing yoga or learning to meditate, shouldn't I? I think I might be a lot more calm if I was consistent about either of those things.
Today was a crosstraining day, as Friday's always are. I decided to do things just a smidge different than I usually do though. I ran a mile in 8:58 (gotta get in at least one for the #runeveryday challenge!) and then I turned the treadmill down to 4.0. Every half mile I changed it. Between 5.0 & 6.0 and then back down to 4.0. So the first half of the mile was walked (uptempo) and then the second half was jogged, fairly slowly. Including that first mile I was on the treadmill for an hour and got in nearly 5 miles. I call it a win.
Not to worry, as soon as we post on facebook the gender of the baby (which will likely be later on tonight!) I will post on the blog. I am not big into keeping it a huge secret or anything. That is just not my thing. So this weekend we'll have a Bebe Nix update, I would imagine!