I had a happy morning run today. It started before the sun was up, and was a crisp morning – none of that humidity! I’m excited anytime I see a “8” in the pace on my watch and it ended up being a progressive run, with a little 7:23 sprint at the end. 8:23 overall is A-OK in my book. Yahoo!
I think the best part was when I saw my BRF’s family driving to an early morning school event. I was out on the main road at that point and we waved at each other. This is what I’m dreaming the conversation was:
“Hey, Isn’t that Lisa running? Wow she looks great! She must just be finishing up her run. Such an early hour, good for her!!”
This is what was probably said “Isn’t that Lisa??? What the heck is she doing on this road. Is she insane? She might get run over at this early hour. And did you see that big rash on her neck? Ewwwwwww!”
BTW, texted my Dr. friend tonight and she thinks the neck “rash” is hives, but agrees that the stuff on my arms is poison ivy. Will be taking Benadryl tonight!
Now for the BIG news part of the post. And this really is BIG news. Not one of those, “I got new shorts” or “I ran a fast interval” news. It’s real life big stuff…. my husband is leaving his job! He’s a programmer like me. He has decided that this is the time in his life to move on to something else. And the something else is staying home with the kids, at least for the summer. His last day is June 1st. He has been a full time working man for all of his life, so this is HUGE!
Wow, right? That means my kids will not be going to camp this year, and will be having the luxury of having their Dad home with them all summer! It also means a lot of other things, for the family and for me, but above all, it’s going to be a great opportunity. Sure, I might be getting a little jealous that they are snoozing while I’m heading off to work, but hey, I only work 4 days a week, so that’s better than 5 day! We’ll have longer weekends together, and hopefully get a lot of things crossed off the very old to-do list (home repairs, yard work, cooking and cleaning, etc) and still have time to go on day trips and camping trips.
Big, big changes. In the Fall he might go back to working part time at the university again (where he works now), under his terms. Maybe working when they need help on a project. 🙂 I know he has seen how much I like working part time and how it helps me keep my sanity with my non-working life.
Q: Do you have anything big going on this summer??