Sorry about my pity party post from Wednesday but thanks for the support! I ended up going on a treadmill run that night and I felt SO much better afterwards. Thursday night, I ran trails with a friend, and nothing clears the mind more than a trail run! Friday night, we just got busy doing STUFF, nothing special, and around 8:30 I realized I should have run. I forced myself on the treadmill and once again was so happy I did.
I’ve come to the realization that I love going to bed on the nights I run. I feel physically drained, but in a good way, super clean from a recent shower, and ready to SLEEP. On my running nights, I crawl into bed, and literally the first thing I think is, “I love my bed”! Then, I start going through my normal bedtime prayers, but I often don’t make it too far. That’s okay; falling asleep talking to God is like falling asleep talking to a friend at a slumber party x 1000000.
It’s 11:51 p.m. now so most likely a run will not happen today. That’s okay. After 3 days in a row it’s time for some rest. I was busy doing Easter bunny things after we got home from the zoo at 9:30. Yes, the ZOO! You know the best time to go to the zoo? The spring & fall! The animals are so active and it’s pleasant walking around when you aren’t dying of heat stroke. A few of the animals were a bit…ahem…too active if you know what I mean. Especially the lions. Evan almost CLEP’d out of the birds & the bees talk. Wait, maybe that would’ve been good. Darn that female lion for snarling and chasing away her man! As she did that, some guy in the crowd said, “They must be married!” Haha!
Since we aren’t able to get together on Easter, I met my sister-in-law and brother-in-law and their twins (my only niece & nephew) at the zoo.
My nephew wants no one but Evan when we are together.
Luckily, my sweet niece is always reaching for me! She makes my day 1000 times over every time we’re together. Campbell’s face here pretty much sums up our day:
The weather was perfect, the kids were all good, and we had a super fun time. I needed today! I didn’t think of any of the things that are stressing me out the whole time I was there.
What made you happy today? Do you sleep better on the days that you run?