Sunday I fell on a trail run, and by Monday my chin looked like this -> Do not be jealous of my youthful and smooth neck.
Then Monday came, the day the Virtual Run for Sherry was launched. I knew that a lot of people would be running. I did not know that thousands of people would be running. I did not know that I would be contacted for so many interviews or that the Channel 4 news team would come to my house today. Don’t they know I have a bruise on my chin?
Don’t get me wrong - I could not be happier about the word getting out and the tremendous response. It has touched me beyond words. Yet, it is completely overwhelming and wonderful at the same time. That’s why wine was invented.
News 4 story:
As always, moving my body de-stresses. I love to run but sometimes I am sore from running (or my chin is sore from running), and I need to do other things. Monday I was feeling frisky, so I went to boot camp thinking it would be no big deal. I mean, hell, I run marathons! Well, it was a big deal and I am still sore. I always thought a burpee was a cute name for something you do when you drink too much Coke really fast, but I quickly learned otherwise. I also learned that when steps and free weights and bands are involved I am my own personal freak show. I should charge people to watch me do Boot Camp. It would be comedy hour. I’ll never be a marine. Or, an astronaut.
Tonight some big, mean winter storm is supposed to move in (they even used the “B-word,” as in BLIZZARD – not talking Dairy Queen). Those meteorologists better not be lying again. I am secretly hoping for a snow day tomorrow. A snow day symbolizes a break from obligations. It is a day when life stands still and you give yourself permission to put your feet up and watch the peaceful scene outside until you turn around and scream at your kids because they are cooped up, bickering and driving you crazy.
I plan to sit by the fire while my children rub my feet and make me hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps. They don’t know this part yet, but I am sure they will be agreeable. Saturday’s long run was to be done on the trails, but might have to be moved indoors.
Do you ever go to Boot Camp? Is it hard for you, or am I just a pussy?
What’s your favorite thing to do on snow days?