In my recent 'Take it and Run Thursdays' post I mentioned I really should listen to my body more often. It's true. I run, a lot. My bod, it hurts. After 17 milers my feet and knees ache and sometimes wrench with pain. My it band is tight. I need stretching and massaging. I need rest.
But as any runner knows, rest is the mental enemy. And I'm going to rest for two days. Today and tomorrow. I need it. That plantar faciitis is rearing its ugly head back into my feet and I don't like it one bit. While I know deep down rest is the best thing, it's a fight not to pull on the spandex and lace up the shoes for a good hard run, no matter how bad it hurts.
So to save my own sanity, I'll do some pool jogging (think ugly blue floatie belt strapped around waist while trying to attempt running motion in water) and maybe a little bike, weights (upper body) and abs.
Anyone out there struggle with resting?
And, on the meeting the parents front, all went well! It was a definite success. My grandparents drank too much wine (after all you can't let good wine go to waste). My brothers and dad were pretty quiet, but that's no surprise. My grandpa was sarcastic. My grandma kept pulling birthday gifts out of this Mary Poppins-like bag and he just kept laughing. My mom was happy. My bro's girlfriend liked him. He said my family was great.
Moral of the story is, I'm assured meeting the parents early on isn't always a bad thing. Sometimes it's just the icing on the cake that makes him say "you just keep earning more points in my book." Enough said.