Richard works seven days on, seven days off, which is really awesome most of the time except that at least two weekends per month are spoken for because of his job. I also maintain a pretty ambitious race schedule, so running events occupy a number of my weekends. It can start to feel like we are never at home together for a full weekend...because that is often the case.
After my crazy fall semester complete with lots of travel, Richard and I decided to implement a "protected weekend" at least once a month where we can spend most of the weekend together, preferably at our house or somewhere more relaxing. This weekend was our first one; we were a bit late for January, but our next one is in two weeks (just in time for Valentine's Day!) Other than noticing that our house seems to be getting dirtier faster than usual with us both being at home more than we were in recent months, our first protected weekend was a positive thing! I'm already looking forward to the next one, though I have two races this coming weekend, and I am excited about that as well.
I slept way late today, so I think I am caught up on sleep. All I need now is to be able to fall asleep when I head to bed shortly. This week is shaping up to be a busy week, but it should be a good one.
Something that made today great: My afternoon run went much better than expected!
Time I woke up: 11:00 am...and it was great