Monday, June 09, 2008

Sunshine Sunday

Finally, some warm weather! Sunny California has been cold and windy for weeks now. On Saturday I was pleasantly surprised by beautiful warm weather when I stepped out on to my back deck. I don't think that this nice weather was forecasted ahead of time. I didn't run on Saturday, I didn't really have time to as the Hubby had to work all day. Everyone was too exhausted to do any working out by the end of the day, so he didn't do anything either.

I spent the day with the two little monsters. We all went to Home Depot together to get some gardening supplies and most importantly paint for the inside of the house! We've been living with beige wallpapered walls for way too long. My house definitely doesn't reflect me. There's a dissonance there that I find grating to my soul, you know what I mean? So I've had enough of it and I'm going to redo the house. I'll take before and after pictures. One thing I'm definitely going to have to do is get the toys out of the living room. More often than not it looks like a preschool exploded there. Not very zen.

So, Sunday dawned beautifully, another gorgeous sunny day! I went for a run at Edgewood Open Space. I only did 40 minutes, so that it didn't eat up too much of the day. It was the perfect little break I needed, refreshing and rejuvenating. I didn't feel run down or beat up afterwards. And I also didn't feel guilty about leaving the kids for too long on the weekend, a real problem that I've been having mentally with myself. It's a little more of a balanced schedule - i just can't leave for hours at a time by myself. The Hubby put our weight set back together too so that I can do some weight training again. It's all about keeping it balanced. I know that I should be doing strength training, but I had been avoiding it because I was spending all of my time running. Not balanced, right? Well, I'm changing that and in the process I'll be staying closer to home more too since the weights are right nearby in the garage. And hopefully I'll look better in the process too!