New bed, but not really
On Saturday Pottery Barn so helpfully delivered my new queen sized headboard/bed frame, a queen sized foundation, and a full sized mattress. Hint: one of these items was definitely not what I ordered.
The delivery men took the too small mattress with them, leaving me with a pretty new bed, new linens, and no where to sleep in my own bedroom! My first two phone calls to Pottery Barn were less than helpful. Also after both calls the customer service rep was supposed to call me back with more information from the warehouse and they never called back. So frustrating! Finally yesterday they were able to confirm that they had my mattress but they wouldn’t be able to deliver it for another week. Are you kidding me? You have my mattress but it has to sit in a warehouse for over a week because “no trucks are going out to my delivery area.”
Next Thursday I am picking my sister and my niece up from the airport for a family vacation/staycation! I have so many fun things planned for us, including: eating and drinking our way around Ann Arbor, a 10k race (my first ever!), eating and drinking our way around Grand Rapids, a fairy door tour (I think my niece will love this!), more eating and drinking in Ann Arbor, and a visit to every single park we can find.
Please cross your fingers that my new mattress be delivered on time on Thursday so I don’t leave my sister and niece stranded at the airport.
When I finished my first marathon last year, I said “never again.” Deep down I knew that wasn’t quite true, but I knew that I needed a good long break before I registered for another one. At the beginning of April I was just starting to lose interest in 5ks. My first race was still weeks away and all of my blogging friends were hitting the peak weeks of marathon training. I missed the sense of accomplishment that comes from crushing those high mileage weeks. I wasn’t ready to start thinking 26.2, but I was really excited to start training for a half this fall.
A few weeks later the Boston race reports started pouring in. I want to be a part of that excitement someday. And suddenly I felt myself wishing it would be someday soon. Finally, this week I’ve been blown away by Hanna’s hard earned PR on a challenging course and Allison’s win in Kentucky.
It took me 6 months, but I really want to run another marathon. I’m forcing myself to hold back though. I’m starting graduate school this fall. I will continue running throughout the year, but I don’t want to try to balance work and classes and marathon training the first year. Which means the earliest I can consider is a Fall 2017 race. I’m passing on that idea and sticking with my original plan: my next marathon will be the Disney World Marathon in 2018. It’s a birthday marathon, y’all!!! Woo!