Sunday, of course, was family day. We slept in and then eventually headed south to the boyfriend's mom's house. He's a country boy, through and through, so there's always a new animal to play with. This week it was a lamb. I fell in love.
Then I travelled back to my dad's house for Long Run Sunday. Since I had raced the day before, I needed a nice slow run. And that's exactly what I did. I have incredible difficulty controlling my pace when I am running outside, so I hit the 'mill, which is a good thing I did because the weather is finally changing! I told myself I would walk or take as many breaks as I needed or stop if my body felt tired. Well, I actually felt really great.
This was waiting for me inside when I was done. Probably the best thing to find after a long run is food already prepared for you.
On Monday, it was back to my placement. I received a very nice email from my previous mentor teacher congratulating me on my race. News certainly does travel fast when you are on the local news. It was so good to hear from him and I always feel a little more at peace when we catch up. My new placement is quickly becoming my second favorite home. I adore everybody and all of the kids are so wonderful. I realized at the gym that I hadn't taken any weird selfies in the weight room for awhile, so I made sure to do that.
Today in the weight room, I got my first piece of unsolicited advice from a man. I was the only woman in the weight room and he came up to me to tell me to keep my back straighter. Which is good advice, but I didn't ask for it and I am almost positive he didn't give advice to the men in the squat rack doing half squats. I was a little perturbed.
Tomorrow is finally Wednesday, even though I feel like it should've been Wednesday two days ago. I'm so confused.
Ever received unwanted advice?