Monday, January 31, 2011

week 3: check

Liesel joined us for our weekend run; if only we could do that more often!  The temp was 20 degrees which felt so comfortable compared to 1 degree.  We were all hot and sweaty when we got back.  We ran from my mom's again and enjoyed breakfast together after.  The hot coffee and bagels were calling my name throughout the whole run. 

I found it amazing that Liesel ran with us in the morning, spent the afternoon swimming with us at the UMaine rec center, and then went to bed in Utah that night.  Another wonderful visit over.  Sniff, sniff, sniff.

Things are so busy this week here that the only way I'm going to have a good training week is if we indeed get hit with this storm that everyone is talking about and we get some swimming and school cancellations.  To be totally honest, I'm feeling incredibly overwhelmed.  I need to give myself permission to skip a week of training but that will just be one more thing that is stressing me out. 

C'mon, big old storm.

The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.


Kim Oldenburgh said...

Awww....Robert Frost. I am reading Love That Dog to my students and each time Jack refers to another poem, I read them the whole poem-and we just read that one today!
I know what you mean about being a bit overwhelmed, I'm with you! I am never one to want snow days and I am hoping for one, too.
Have you ever done any snowshoe running? I ran about a mile tonight (and walked the rest). Now that's quite a workout!

ann said...

Emilie-- you are a true trooper. If you don't get that snow day, take a day all for yourself and rejoice in it. That 's what personal days are for and after all that's been happening, you deserve 3 or 4 of them. Love you...

Alan said...

As nice as that poem sounds, I've always looked at the darker interpretation of it--as being about a person who is contemplating death, rather than going on. Is that really the attitude you want for your long run :)

Although I suppose that since the person does decide to keep going, maybe it works after all. Especially around mile 20, I would think.