First, I want to share how excited I was that one of my very favorite running bloggers - Hungry Runner Girl - gave me a shout out in her running accomplishments. Thank you, Janae! If you don't read her blog, you need to add it to your list now!
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We said "see ya soon" to the beautiful Silverado Resort this morning, but not before Jon surprised me with an anniversary massage. He told me about it on our actual anniversary but I'd forgotten all about it! I feel very blessed to be able to have splurges like this and I really appreciate them.
I set my alarm early to take a shower and have a cup of coffee before the 8am appointment. I'm glad I took my time because I saw this beautiful hot air balloon in the morning sky. I love this tree—is it an oak?
He scheduled a 50-minute aromatherapy massage for me, and my masseuse let me pick out the fragrance I wanted. I selected a black pepper and eucalyptus mix...maybe I was missing the trees in San Francisco!
I had the entire place to myself since I think everyone else was at the golf course watching the last day of the PGA Tour. The very kind folks who work there showed me around and there were a ton of amenities which I wish I'd planned for by packing my suit. This outdoor spa was calling my name!
I think it's my mom in me that must take advantage of every single free thing that a place offers. So yes I ate the nut mix. Yes I had an apple. Of course I tried the lemon spa water. Affirmative on the cranberry juice, and a big yes to the hairbrushes, q-tips, lotions, and cold post-sauna towels. If you see me at Costco on free sample day, I'd get out of the way :)
After the massage I lingered for awhile and enjoyed the softest robe I think I've ever worn in my entire life, and read some of their really great magazine selection. I saw this question in a quiz in a food magazine. Do you know the answer? -->>
B.) Almonds! Once I read that answer, it prompted me to take a second trip to the nut station.
These slippers were so comfy too. Squish squish squish. They could hear me coming a mile away!
And I thought these stone robe hooks were lovely and I want them in our place so the boys will stop dropping their jackets and book bags on the ground. I'm also getting motivated to paint our flat which I'm sure Jon is very excited about :)
We forgot it was Fleet Week in San Francisco this weekend but Jon got a good shot of one of the planes doing a spiral with a view of the skyline! What a backdrop for an air show. You can't beat it because you can catch great views from almost anywhere.
As soon as we got home, everyone scattered to their own spaces to decompress. I had some work deadlines I had to meet, and then I was so tired that I sat on the bed for just a minute and then next thing I know I'd fallen asleep on top of our comforter. With each kid, and with each year in my 40s, I learn to appreciate opportunities to nap. I'm not sure why I've fought naps my whole life. They're amazing. I was so tired that I slept right through the Blue Angels part of the air show which had to have been rattling my windows as I snoozed.
Here's what I DIDN'T do today: my long run. I did not plan well, and I did not allot for enough sunlight to get all the miles in since I don't run at night. Ever heard of the phrase fail to plan, plan to fail? It's a big one in our house. I started to get grouchy because I know that mid-week long runs are super hard for me given my work and kid obligations Monday-Friday. After a few minutes of feeling sorry for myself, I shook it off and told Jon I was going to run as many miles as I could squeeze in! This is one reason why I love him: He timed me from the moment I said "I'm going to get ready for a run" to the moment I was about to walk out the door—7 minutes and 21 seconds. It took me a little longer than usual I think because I had to dig in our luggage for my running watch and stuff. But his point was to show me how little time it takes to actually lace up and get out there! He is really a great motivator for me because he does it in a way that is helpful and encouraging, not know-it-all (if someone can master that balance then you have yourself a keeper for life partner/friend!). He knows after many years of observing me running and also not running, that I'm always in a better mood post-run, and so he is very generous at covering parent duties for me so I can get in the miles!
I look ridiculous here but I like how the sun is patting me on the back for getting out there and at least getting a short one in tonight! Plus I saw these big beauties along the way which is getting me excited to pot some succulents this season!
I'm not used to late afternoon runs where my legs look a mile long! This shorty has no idea what long legs in real life are like... I'm a few inches over the 5-foot mark!
On my run I noticed a couple of things. My shoes are getting pretty worn so I think I need to replace them ASAP because I need to fully break them in before the marathon (56 days until California International Marathon!). I think a visit to Sports Basement is in order this weekend. I also noticed that my toes are starting to get that tingle sensation they get before my Morton's Neuroma acts up. Do you know what it is? Unfortunately I'm all too familiar so I'll share what I've learned...
Basically a neuroma is just a swollen nerve, and Morton's Neuroma specifically occurs in the nerves at the bottom of the toes on the underside, usually between the third and fourth toes (if you started counting at your big toe). You can't see a lump from the outside, but you'll know you have one when you have these symptons:
Tips to Easing Pain from Morton's Neuroma:
Do you have any advice on foot health for runners?
Tell me the most un-sensible shoes you've ever purchased and why!
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