Mr. Wonderful went out of town, and since I am staying at his house, I was forced to spend 24 hours all by my lonesome. *Tear*Sniffle*[insert big pouty lip]*. Actually it was nice to have a little RNR (noooo not the marathon, ha. ha. ha.) and be forced to listen to my thoughts. It always amazes me what a little solitude can do for my mood, and shoot, even my soul. I need at least two days though. The first day, I spend anxiously browsing the internet, starting cleaning projects but never finishing them, pacing the house and feeling downright sorry for myself. But the second day, ahhhhhhh, solitude becomes bliss: I write. I read. I rest. I run. I think. I cook. I stretch. I organize. I cuddle with my adorable dog. I completely decompress until I am acting completely like myself. And that is exactly what happened this weekend. I think everyone can benefit from a little solitude. And not just being alone, but being still without distraction. It's completely cleansing and relaxing if done right. Four awesome things also happened.
1. I ran 8 miles for my long run. Woot Woot! And hit a 22 mile week, which is a record for me. I hope to be increasing my mileage by ten percent every week, but we'll see how me knees feel about that. Today, they felt a bit uneasy, but hung in there. I feel really good overall though. I feel like I'm only going to get faster and run farther, and that is a very, very good feeling.
2. Today is my wonderful father's B DAY!!!!!! Happy Birthday Pops. I love you so much. (He's a fabulous father, and he looks like he just turned 45...)
3. I have a new job. And I know it's premature, so we shall see, but I think it might be quite the amazing experience for me. I feel I am getting close and closer to the person I want to be, and this job may give me the motivation and avenues to get even closer. AND new car, clothing, running shoes, race registrations and a treadmill, here I come!!!!!
4. It stayed under 106 this weekend!!! It didn't even hit 100 until noon today. How amazingly splendid!!!!