Well, friends. Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and it’s going to be a bit different.
While restaurants and other locations are opening up, I am not feeling quite ready to venture out for brunch and activities. No judgment against those who do, but I just think I would be pretty anxious the whole time. In the same vein, we won’t be seeing my mom this year. We are planning to do a huge celebration when all this is over, and we are holding out for that.
Here are the things that would make this mother runner’s Mother’s Day truly special (actually, the whole Mother’s Day weekend, since my birthday falls on Saturday).
I know you’re shocked, but yes, I want to run this Mother’s Day weekend. My training plan has me down for Couch to 5K Week 3 Day 3 on Saturday morning, so I will stick to that, with a long follow-up walk on Sunday. I don’t want to get up crazy early to complete those activities, unless weather dictates. This should be a wonderful way to kick off the celebrations on both days.
It sounds silly, but I love family photos. I try to schedule them every year, but it becomes challenging with schedules and willingness from the two other humans members of the family. As luck would have it, I had them scheduled for the weekend before Thanksgiving, but that was the same weekend that I fell and broke my leg. I couldn’t get in regular pants, let alone down the stairs, so we canceled. In the midst of the current situation, so many photographers offered Front Porch Sessions, so we took advantage. This was the perfect Mother’s Day gift and I am so happy with them.
Mimosas + Brunch
So brunch is not my favorite meal, but I do love the idea of it. And even though we won’t be going near a restaurant this weekend, I hope to enjoy a delicious brunch at home. Mr PugRunner is working on something with the neighbors, to surprise all the moms, and I know it’s going to be pretty epic, especially if mimosas are involved. Confession: I prefer cranberry juice to orange, but either way will work.
When the rush of morning activity is over, it will be time to rest and relax. I want to watch Knives Out on the couch, with some snacks. Maybe I’ll blog. Or maybe I’ll work on my cross stitch project or do some reading. I’m not sure, and that’s ok.
New Shoes (or at least a rain check for them)
And so we circle back to new shoes. The good news is that my “old” pair of running shoes was brand new when I broke my leg, so they still have some decent life in them. However, I do still need a fitting of some kind. Our local running shop is offering virtual fittings, so I’m thinking about emailing them to see what that’s about. I need confirmation that I am still in the correct shoes. Everything seems to have loosened up enough that I’m not experiencing the same difficulties I was when I first started weight-bearing again, but it can’t hurt to double check. These would make an incredible gift.
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How do you plan to spend the weekend?
Do you choose to workout on holidays and special days, or make those your rest days?