Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Retail Therapy

I quit my job in September so have been home for just over a month now. There are days when I wonder, how I got everything done when I was away 12 hours a day. I am not exaggerating when I say, "There is a lot to be done around this crazy household." Lately, my husband has been working late nearly every night and I wonder, how would this have worked if I was still employed. I had plans for tonight. I finally was going to get out of the house, alone, and I get the call with only a few hours to go that he has to work late. This is added to the fact that I asked him over a week ago to not work late tonight. And now here I sit, again. Another night home with the kids and no husband. Making dinner for just the three of us.

Now don't get me wrong, I am so very thankful that he has a good job. If it weren't for this job, I wouldn't be staying home with my kids. I just wonder, how would this have worked, one month ago. That's OK though, I will just have to make an order for a few more pairs of shoes to make up for his late nights. Don't you just love seeing this on your doorstep?

Like many women, I love to shop when I feel any sort of emotion, good or bad. Fortunately, for my husband, I take my shopping out on running gear, which is a necessity, right? Currently I am looking at getting a pair of the new Brooks PureProject shoes. Specifically, I am looking at the PureFlow shoes.

Are they not the cutest looking shoes. If you haven't heard about the PureProject shoes yet, I encourage you to go to the BrooksRunning Website to check them out. They are the Brooks version of your minimalist shoe. They are lightweight and flexible. I obviously, cannot give you a full review yet as I am in the process of ordering mine, but will let you know what I think of them. I have only read good things about them and can't wait to give them a try. For an actual review you can also check out Got2RunNow's blog.

And you can bet, I will add a few thermal shirts to that order as well as a pair of arm warmers. My run this morning was so cold. I will detail my current training plan in a different post, but I can definitely say, training cycle #16 has started off great. The Disney Marathon is in less than 11 weeks and I am really excited to be training for another marathon and running long slow runs again.

As for my plans tonight, I was supposed to watch Spirit of the Marathon with my wonderful running partner Steph. She is getting ready to run her first marathon on Sunday and we were supposed to have a good time talking about running and relaxing. I'm sorry that I won't be there, but I wish you the best of luck at Marine Corp Marathon. You will do amazing. Relax, have fun, and smile at all the cameras. (You don't want to see pained pictures, trust me, I have too many of those)


Running for the Kitchen said...

ooh I love some good show therapy. i just bought a new pair today too! i hope everything goes well transitioning to your new shoes

Stephanie said...

Yayyy I love that picture!! Thanks soo much lady. could not do it without you!! I expect tweets so aaron can scream them to me haha you keep me going. I think after CITC on Thursday we should go for dinner and pinkberry, or just pinkberry, that is dinner right?

Suz and Allan said...

Happy to have found your blog! Love shoes of all kinds. I recent won some new Mizunos that I need to test run! Welcome back to the blogging world!