Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day, and running double digits

I'm pretty sure everyone who reads this is a mom, so HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to you!

It is just gorgeous here today: warm, sunny, blue-blue skies, and the leaves are in that lovely new-green-feathery stage.
I celebrated by running 10 miles (check out my route). My training plan didn't have me running 10 until next Sunday, but I felt I was ready and, frankly, I just wanted to get it over with. It went well, though I went through many emotional stages: it sucked, felt good, felt great, and hurt in alternating stages. I ran from my house to our church and met my mom as she was coming out to hitch a ride home. At least as far as training goes, it's all down hill from here. The race is 2 weeks from today.

I was awoken with breakfast in bed this morning, and Sam and the kids planted me a mother's day garden (photos later) which they had done at our old house, so they started from scratch over here. My mom is coming over tonight and I'm making brie and spinach-stuffed chicken, orzo salad with tomatoes, parsley and lemon and a big ol' strawberry pie. How summery, right? What a nice day.


Tiercy said...

Wow, Emilie, that dinner sounds great! Good job on your running! I am so excited for the progress that you are making. Keep ut the good work.

Donna said...

Oh Emilie that sounds like such a beautiful day. I was woken with presents from the kids, a lovely cooked breakfast and then my Husband cooked us all dinner in the new electric frying pan he bought me as a gift!!!

I'm glad you enjoyed your day. The garden sounds like a lovely idea. I can't wait to see pictures!