Happy Sunday Evening!
I hope everyone had a great weekend. I had quite the weekend and today has been lazy ok well the whole weekend has been lazy. Isn’t that what weekends are for?
Friday, I was in southern VA for the 4A State Swim Meet. My kids did great and since they ran our meet at the same time as the 3A meet, I had this fear that I was going to make it back around 3am Saturday morning and with the impending snow….I was not looking forward to that. I had driven down Thursday night to meet my kids who had already gotten down there and I had to work so I drove to meet them. I found out about the meet changes when I got down there and how they were going to run our meet with 3A and to be quite honest I started to freak out. I didn’t know how I was going to stay awake for the drive home and I definitely did not want to get stuck in southern Virginia (I love it down there, but I like my home better). Fortunately, I have a great mom who listened to me and told me not to worry. She had contacted some friends that we had along my trek home and they were more than happy to have me stay if needed. So I was feeling better with several contingency plans in place. Prelims went well and finals were just a few short hours away. Finals came and went with a blink of an eye and all my kids were fantastic. Such a good end to a very challenging year for me. So now it was close to 8:45pm and I was looking at a 3.5 hour drive home. I was able to start driving soon after the meet was over and once I got to 81 I called my Mom to let her know I was on the road. She told me that a church friend who is in Covington was ready for me in case the weather hit or I just wasn’t feeling the drive. And my elementary school PE teacher was ready in Mt. Jackson as well. It was shortly after 9 and so I called my PE teacher since we hadn’t talked for awhile. We spent a good 45 minutes on the phone just chatting about everything. She was such a good sport and keeping me on the phone while I was driving my way up north on 81. Such a special treat.
I was feeling good so I kept driving and was able to make it to Winchester before I stopped for gas knowing I only had 40 or so minutes left to my house. My mom was staying up knowing I was on the road and so I was trying to get back in a good amount of time. I called my mom again around midnight to let her know I was back home. And she stayed up until I got parked. It definitely wasn’t expected but I was so glad to have made it home safely and before the snow that was headed our way.
Saturday was lazy since I was still recovering from a long day on Friday, I watched tv and with the snow outside it was hard for me to not enjoy it being lazy. I did get a couple of things done around my condo and so I wouldn’t say the entire day was a wash.
Today has been semi lazy, no church this morning because of the roads and I still had to dig out my car. So today has been one of those days where I just do a little and then watch tv. I was able to get out for a little bit this morning and that was nice. Tonight I’m headed out for late dinner with K 🙂 Couldn’t be more excited about spending time with him. This afternoon I’ve been able to plan my outfits for my upcoming half marathons and my 10 miler. YAY! More sparkle has been ordered! OOPS! Oh well. I can’t wait. I’ll share pictures when it arrives. Oddly enough, no sparkle skirts were ordered. That’s for the next order. Promise!
I can get my training back on track and try and do semi decent now that swimming is over. It’ll be a good thing and hopefully I can start adding a few more things to my workout and really get back on track. The countdown is on. I find out on March 3rd if I made it into the NYC Marathon. Fingers crossed!