I am still in awe of how much yesterday's marathon wiped me out. I know that running a marathon takes lots of energy and endurance, but the wind beating up on us for several hours made me feel completely drained. I am still trying to get my bearings for the week, and I am so glad I went to bed early last night.
Today was a good day! It's the anniversary of the day my dad died, and it used to be a sad day for me. It's still a little bit sad, but I have worked on replacing the sadness with joy and finding a way to honor my dad. This morning while I got ready and straightened up our house, I listened to lots of Jimmy Buffett (one of my dad's favorites!). Tonight, Richard and I went to dinner at Dairy Queen because I wanted to get a blizzard. When I was much younger, I would sometimes accompany my dad to the golf course. When I was good, we would go to McDonald's or Dairy Queen on the way home. Whenever we went to Dairy Queen, I would laugh and laugh when the employees turned the blizzard upside down before they handed it to me, so that has always been a happy memory for me. Even after my dad was diagnosed with diabetes, he still liked to have ice cream sometimes. Ice cream is such a lovely treat, so I don't blame him. At the recommendation of Lyndsay, I tried the snickerdoodle cookie dough blizzard today, and it was quite delicious. MyFitnessPal said a small is 710 calories, but I told MyFitnessPal that I'm bad, and I do what I want.
Other good things about today included going to strategic planning class and going for a run after work. This week is shaping up to be a good one, AND Richard and I have our protected weekend for February (a weekend where we stay home and hang out with each other) this weekend, so I am really excited about that.
Something that made today great: Sandra and I had a good recovery run after work
Time I woke up: 8:00 am