Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cleaning and Running

Last night Olivia and I cleaned out our kitchen refrigerator. I am so happy to check one item off my February to-do list. It took us an hour and a half! We took every single thing out, every shelf and drawer, and scrubbed from top to bottom. Then we couldn't remember how everything went back in! I think we finally figured it out. The refrigerator looks great, and I enjoyed the time spent with Olivia, laughing and talking while we worked.

This morning I met Lynn and Kelly for our long run. We ran 17 miles! My longest distance to date! It was 29 degrees with light snowfall, and it warmed up to 30 by the end of the run. The wind was brutal at times. I thought my fingers were going to freeze off! I did have on gloves, but they are made of some sort of breathable material, and they were letting in too much air! We ran a little bit slower than we normally do, and my knee didn't bother me too much. I think resting for 2 days prior to this run, plus icing and exercising must have helped. I am a little bit bothered that I did not get all of my planned miles this week (4 short since I skipped Thursday's run to rest my knee), but I am just going to accept it. Next week we have 39 total miles planned with an 18 mile long run.

I am really too tired now to attack any cleaning projects today, but I hope to clean out the kitchen and laundry room freezers tomorrow afternoon.


  1. Roan,
    Thank you for visiting my blog! I was so happy to hear from you!
    We are still considering the land I posted about. We have been looking for years, and this is the first that may actually work as far as location goes.
    I have been looking at house plans and researching all the work I would need to hire out if I do the contracting myself. I am amazed that you did this when you and Jimmy built yours...especially with Leah and Sam being babies!
    I will keep you posted on what we decide.
    I miss the days when we could just drive over and let the girls play together!
    Love and miss you!

  2. You see that it's great when you have fun and work at the same time. Cleaning and running as well can be easier if you find a way to make them funny. Regards from Cleaning Services Sydney

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