A New Addition

I woke up early yesterday intending to do a long bike ride, but the weather was not on board.  It was drizzly and gross with threats of thunder storms.  With my race one week away, I thought about all of the workouts I needed to do…an  open water swim, a BRICK, a long bike ride.  Instead, I chose to make myself some Mango Black Tea and enjoy some quiet time before the BOY woke up.

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I had a totally random breakfast of leftover Eggplant, Zucchini, and Tomato Tian from the night before with an egg.  This vegetable dish was soo yummy that I was excited to have it again.  It actually tasted great with an egg as a breakfast side!

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I was tired from being up early and overall kind of BLAH.  I considered just sitting on the couch all day, but we had a trip to the city scheduled to meet the newest (and youngest) ‘Ya-Ya’ and our second golf lesson this morning that I didn’t want to miss. 

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I’m not sure that I have the golfer’s look down just yet.

 

The lesson was fun and although I am no where near ready for the course, I think my swing is getting better and more consistent.  We also spent a little time working on our short game.  The BOY is really enjoying the golf and he has had some extra time this past week to get to the driving range for some practice wit his new clubs.  Weather permitting, we’d like to get there together this weekend.

 

After the lesson, we headed out to our favorite local bar for lunch.  When we got home, I knew I was supposed to go for a bike ride, but just didn’t have it in me. I debated a nap but decided that a run would be the perfect thing to clear my head and get me energized.  I have even read research to support that exercise is actually better than a cat nap when you only have an hour, so I used that as motivation to lace up my shoes and head outside.

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I don’t usually run in the middle of the day (because I have a sensitive stomach AND because it is usually 100 degrees).  Luckily my stomach held up, but it was REALLY humid.  I ran for an hour ~ 7 miles at a steady pace.  I know most people run with music, but I like to use my runs to organize my thoughts, to plan, or to just zone out (depending on what I need that day).  After a busy week, I desperately needed some quiet time on the nature trail yesterday. I came home sweaty and exhausted but feeling better than I had all day…the BLAH’s were gone.  Plus I was so excited to head into the city to meet my ‘niece’!

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Ok, not really my niece, but my bestest friend in the whole world had a baby girl and I was ecstatic to meet her.  Our moms are close friends (we lovingly refer to them and their crew as the Ya-Ya’s) and we have been friends for over 25 years.  Her daughter is the third generation in this family of women who share a unique and special bond.

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She is absolutely beautiful and looks just like her daddy.  She has the most amazing parents and extended group of family and friends who are so excited to welcome her into the world!  I can’t think of a better way to spend the afternoon than with my best friend and her first child, a daughter. I am already anticipating the fun girly adventures the three of us will share!!!

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