|pup loves swimmin!|
No matter where we are going, one thing is for sure- about 10 minutes into the ride the gets this real serious look on her face and glazed over eyes. Kind of like a little kid who is so exhausted but forces himself awake so he doesn't miss out on anything fun.
does this face look serious to you?
Besides that, here is a quick recap to my weekend! We packed up the car to drop Kayda off with my mom at our lake house, before heading out to a log cabin in Kingsland, Texas to celebrate my cousins's 30th birthday. We are a close knit family, so naturally most of my cousins were there. We had a blast!
|My cousin and new Mama!!!|
|This kind of scared me. Dogs in the country don't do safety.|
And what is Christmas tree smell, if not accompanied by baking cookies?? I finally got around to Day 2 of Christmas cookies and made some Mexican Wedding Cookies. My mamaw makes these every year for Christmas, but calls hers "sand tarts". They are delicious!!!! I got so carried away baking that I forgot to snap more pictures.
I have something to confess. My last run, Friday, was miserable. I hurt after 5 minutes and nearly turned around before convincing myself that sometimes runs are not fun and they hurt and that I just needed to get through it, and 30 minutes was so temporary in the grand scheme. So 30 minutes of self talk, mantra repetitions, and grimaced faces probably offensive to passer-bys, I was done and thankful. Naturally, I had some fear for this long run (originally scheduled for Sunday, but Hal didn't have weekend party animals in mind when drafting his training plan) and was dreading feeling as awful as I did during Friday's run. With a little encouragement, I forced myself out the door yesterday with the intent on running 4 miles. I really got into the swing and ended up running over 5. It was actually a very zen run throughout my neighborhood of beautiful homes and equally impressive Christmas lights. It reminds me that sometimes, after a "bad run" you've just got to get out there and do it again. So you can see that it's just a part of the cycle. And that those runs happen way less often than the ones where you do feel awesome.