After resting yesterday, today I am back to my half-marathon training. I walked 4 miles today. It took me a little over an hour, so that is a pretty good pace. The coaches said today that they want us to go no more than 18 minutes a mile, and I was definitely above that. One thing I like about this training is that it is getting me up and out of the house early. My plan was to stop by the jewelry store afterward to pick up a necklace that was getting fixed and even though I chatted a bit and took my time after finishing, when I got to the shopping center everything was still closed. I just had to wait about 10 minutes for things to open, so it wasn't that bad.
We finally took down our outdoor Christmas lights today. I know, I know, this was way late. But we haven't been turning them on and previously took down everything we could without a ladder. Today was just the row of icicle lights along the gutter and upstairs window. It was the first weekend when it was above 15 degrees and not raining, so that was our excuse!
I was talking with DH about his experience for the IUI yesterday. It was funny b/c he complained more about the magazines in the general waiting room than in his special room. I guess they updated the offerings in the collection room. But all the magazines in the general waiting room were female-oriented so he wished they had a sports magazine or something to pass the time. I can see his point, but was also like, "look, I have to scrounge around for the one magazine that is not pregnancy or baby oriented, so you my options aren't much better."
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