We went and saw "This Means War" at the movies on Friday night which was a lot of fun and we watched Tower Heist here at home last night which was also a fun movie (and I stayed awake for BOTH!) Last week brought some work stress and a night of almost no sleep courtesy of Noah's alarms, so a weekend like this is just what I needed to recharge.
We did have a bit of a miracle happen here at home this week. Noah walked across our whole front room with a walker! He has now done it lots of times, and his physical therapist thinks he will be walking independently in the very near future. Pretty dang amazing for a kid who they told us may never even hold his own head up. Who says miracles don't still happen?
My kids bring me SO much happiness and joy. They say and do so many little things in a day that make me laugh and smile. They are the most amazing bunch of kids ever.
I have been reading "Young at Heart - The Story of Johnny Kelley, Boston's Marathon Man". I won it from the awesome Caroline, and since I love to read, I love books about runners, and I am getting super excited about the Boston Marathon, this book came at the perfect time. :)
Now since I have been busy training hard and running lots of miles, being a full time mom, wife, and housekeeper, putting extra time and energy into my job, and being shortchanged on sleep, most of the time when I sit down to read my book I make it a couple of pages and promptly fall asleep. But I have been carrying it around a lot and making slow (for me) but steady progress.
Today I sat down on the couch with my favorite turquoise blanket and my book and Marcus (7 years old) came over and snuggled with me. He looked at my book and said, "Mom! YOU are going to run the Boston Marathon!" and I agreed and told him I was excited. Then he said, "And then they are going to write a book called Erin Henderson - Boston's Marathon Woman." Ha! What a kid.
(I did explain a little about what made Johnny Kelley so great and that no one would be writing any books about me, but he didn't seem convinced).
Only seven weeks (tomorrow) until the Boston Marathon. It's crazy how fast time goes. A few of you have asked about my goal for Boston - my goal is to be under 3:15. Coach Ray thinks I am right on track for that, so I am feeling pretty confident and excited. This week I ran 78 miles, and now I have a scale back/recovery week ahead that will be 69 miles I believe (I will get my work outs for the week from Ray tonight). I just keep putting in the work and believing it will pay off, and most importantly, I truly am enjoying this journey of pushing myself and seeing what I can accomplish doing something I love.
I leave you with a few quotes -
"There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself. " - Anthony Rapp
"You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through." -Rosalynn Carter