I Will Run For Food

1) Easter baskets full of toys and clothes and no candy for the win.

2) Solo 2.5 mile run for me. Afternoon sunshine with lots of vitamin D.

3) 2.8 mile walk with the family at sunset.

4) Bare feet and shorts finally!

Ever have one of those days where you feel like no one likes you?

That was today for me.

Friday Five:

1) Froyo after a Friday night yoga class is pretty much essential.

2) I did crow tonight for the first time AND my heels touched the ground in downward dog. Does that mean I’m winning at yoga? ;)

3) tumblr friends are seriously the best kind of friends to have. I am so lucky to have this time with Katie, Joost and Keira.

4) I have the whole weekend off. Weeee!

5) Little Mister says have a happy Easter.

The Governor of Minnesota has declared  April 25th, 2014 “Finisher Shirt Friday”. 

Awesome!

The Governor of Minnesota has declared April 25th, 2014 “Finisher Shirt Friday”.

Awesome!

TBT

Mexico 2011.

I miss traveling so much. Making a tiny human can compromise globe trotting. But that will change this year.

Currently googling travel to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Also looking into dive certification, because Great Barrier Reef!!!!

I’m feeling grumpy about several things. But thankfully I have tomorrow off and I just purchased the Game of Thrones box set for my Kindle (the books).

Let the death and mayhem begin!

I skipped yoga tonight in favor of bath time giggles and story time snuggles.

Totally worth it!

Now if my work stress induced headache would just go away…

Friday Thoughts:Molly and I are curled up in bed with the kindle and two issues of Runner’s World to read through. 

Little Mister is sleeping soundly in the next room. 

The hubby is still at work. 

The dishwasher is humming. 

Little Mister and I ran 1.25 miles at the park at dusk. 

I signed up for the TC 1 mile in May and the Milk Run 5k in August. 

Dad gets out of the hospital tomorrow.

Friday Thoughts:

Molly and I are curled up in bed with the kindle and two issues of Runner’s World to read through.

Little Mister is sleeping soundly in the next room.

The hubby is still at work.

The dishwasher is humming.

Little Mister and I ran 1.25 miles at the park at dusk.

I signed up for the TC 1 mile in May and the Milk Run 5k in August.

Dad gets out of the hospital tomorrow.

Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu

"May all beings everywhere be happy and free and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all."

The above Sanskrit prayer is often recited at the end of yoga practice, usually just after the final shavasana of class. I went to class with Keira last night. I spent my time in shavasana thinking about the actual physical posture and it’s meaning/purpose. The literal translation is corpse pose. You lie on your back. Legs and arms spread wide, palms flipped towards the sky in a gesture of letting go but also of receiving.

I thought about how vulnerable you are in that state. Eyes closed, body unprotected, all alone with just your thoughts and breath. It’s beautiful and terrifying all at once. I felt a wave of peace pass over me as I thought about my vulnerability. Which was immediately replaced by a sense of panic. I had an intense fear that something had happened to my dad. He’s still in the hospital, but nothing had changed while I was in class.

It’s funny what the mind can come up with when left to wander. I wonder if that’s what being faced with your own mortality is like. Moments of pure peace interlaced with moments of sheer panic.

Welcome to Minnesota, where it’s 70 degrees out, everyone is running in shorts and tank tops and the lake is STILL frozen!

Little Mister and I did 2.62 beautiful, warm, sunny miles at Lake of the Isles tonight. It was practically perfect in every way.

I met Katie and the boy last night for a sweaty, fun yoga sculpt class. The instructor is a little goofy and she really does make you forget how much pain you’re in during class. 

We did cardio to a song from the movie “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”. I was absolutely obsessed with that movie as a child. Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt as teenagers in a dance movie. Epic!

During our ab sequence she walked around and dumped ice cold water on our bellies. Sounds awful, it felt amazing. I had a moment in the middle of class where beast mode kicked in and I felt invincible. Then I remembered how hot it was and had to take a little breather so I wouldn’t pass out.

 After sculpt I got to meet Keira for the first time. She joined us for a relaxing restorative class. We got to chat and eat goodies after class.  I can’t wait to hit the lakes after work. It’s going to be 72 degrees today and I want to try out my new shoes.

I met Katie and the boy last night for a sweaty, fun yoga sculpt class. The instructor is a little goofy and she really does make you forget how much pain you’re in during class.

We did cardio to a song from the movie “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”. I was absolutely obsessed with that movie as a child. Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt as teenagers in a dance movie. Epic!

During our ab sequence she walked around and dumped ice cold water on our bellies. Sounds awful, it felt amazing. I had a moment in the middle of class where beast mode kicked in and I felt invincible. Then I remembered how hot it was and had to take a little breather so I wouldn’t pass out.

After sculpt I got to meet Keira for the first time. She joined us for a relaxing restorative class. We got to chat and eat goodies after class.

I can’t wait to hit the lakes after work. It’s going to be 72 degrees today and I want to try out my new shoes.

New shoes, new shoes. La la la la la.

New shoes, new shoes. La la la la la.

Friday Five:

1) Little Mister hams it up when he knows he’s having his picture taken. He really loves toast with almond butter. What he doesn’t love is the clean up that follows. Cue screaming and crying.

2) Winter will not die. This time last year we had already put down grass seed and were starting to dig the garden. Now all I can think about is how shitty business will be AGAIN because of the snow. It’s hard to be a new store manager and feel like you’re not doing anything right. I know I can’t control the weather, but my boss doesn’t want us to use it as an excuse. Expectations are high and so is my stress level.

3) We found out that my aunt Irene is a perfect match for my dad. Unfortunately the transplant is on hold because he is very sick. They admitted him into the hospital yesterday. Things aren’t going well.

4) Currently my parents do all of our child care. It’s not really possible any longer because of my dad’s health. We need to find a daycare provider soon. The problem? We work weekends, very early mornings and late nights. Most centers are open Monday-Friday 7:30am-5pm. That won’t work. I don’t know what we’re going to do. I wish we could afford a nanny, but that would eat up the raises we just got and then some.

5) I have a big birthday happening in October. I’ll let you puzzle out which one. I want to be back down to my pre-pregnancy/racing weight by then. But I have been eating my feelings lately and completely sabotaging myself. I have been trying so hard to be mentally and physically strong, but life is kicking me down a bit right now.

****!!!!!!!! I hate this place.

****!!!!!!!! I hate this place.

The new mattress is a big hit with felines and humans.

The new mattress is a big hit with felines and humans.