What? The long Halloween break is over? Where did it go?
The day after Run United Philippine Marathon, I was down with the flu. (That’s what I get for running it despite the sore throat!) For three days, I lay in bed dying of boredom when I wasn’t sneezing, cursing the high heavens about so much wasted time (I should’ve been out training!), and hoping that I didn’t resemble Gordon Ramsay after watching way too much Masterchef episodes.
As soon as I recovered, I ran 10k, biked 35k, swam 1k, and ran 15k in the next four consecutive days. All I had been doing the past couple of months was running…and I loved it. But, I must admit, that I was starting to miss the pool and, of course, my boyfriend, the Shiv. It was wonderful to ease my way into swimming and biking again (despite the saddle sores for such a short distance teehee!)
With the kids on semestral break, we had more bonding time too.
I took them out biking a couple of times. TBR Jr. wants to start biking around with me (mwahaha, my subtle hints to lure him into triathlon seems to be working…albeit at turtle pace) and Li’l Miss Bull Runner will hopefully learn to bike without her training wheels soon.
We went trick or treating. I mean, Li’l Miss Bull Runner went trick or treating in the homemade costume she insisted on making (She’s a blue dog, by the way), while TBR Jr. felt too old for such silly traditions. Sob sob.
On the last weekend before school, we stayed overnight at the kids’ favorite hotel for a well-deserved staycation. We were bums for two days (if you don’t count my long run that morning)…and we loved it!