I’ve gotten more done this Sunday before 9 AM than I have in WEEKS! I am not typically an early riser (I prefer to spend my mornings in bed), but it did feel good to be productive.
I was up at 6 AM to have breakfast with my mom and drive her to the airport. We made oatmeal, of course!
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup rice milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 sliced banana
- Toppings: cinnamon, flax, blueberries, strawberries, and coconut
After dropping mom off, I took advantage of the early hour and squeezed in a quick run. It’s been SO hot in Central Florida later (95+ degrees) and was already sweltering by 8 AM.
I did 3.1 miles at a fast clip (around 29:00 minutes). Although I’m a huge fan of the walk break, I’m trying not to walk when running shorter distances because I’m working really hard on improving my 5K time. The mental/physical boost from walks breaks are SO great… it’s hard not to slow down every now and then. I try thinking of something else or slowing down to a jog when I get really tired, and the urge to stroll usually passes.
Off to shower, clean, and PACK PACK PACK.
But first… HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
I can’t believe how TINY I was! Growing up is weird. And check out that beard on my Dad.
Yes, my parents bathed me in the sink. So?
I love the 1990s. Sweet shirts. And headband!
Glamour Shots! Remember those?
I credit my Dad with:
- Turning me into a bookworm and encouraging me to study hard. I’m glad I was more academic than sporty in school, and I owe a lot of it to my Dad!
- Helping me become a cyclist and showing me how to change a flat tire on my bike!
- Teaching me to be compassionate and understanding.
- Shaping my social and political views. Thanks for brainwashing me to be the way I am. :) I look forward to brainwashing my own children in similar ways.
- Showing me how important it is to just “be there” for someone. Thanks Dad for always being at my events and school functions. It meant a lot!
Happy Dad’s Day! I hope you can celebrate your father, grandfather, husband, mentor, or the other special man in your life. Father’s Day can come in many forms!