How did I prepare for today's hearing? Packed a bag of clothes for a post-hearing run!
No, seriously. Today was the third and final installment in a rather lengthy hearing. 3 months lengthy. One of the many things I did to prepare for today's installment was to prepare for my post-hearing sanity. This included: shorts, shirt, shoes, water bottle and salt tablets.
We began at 8:30 and finished at 12:30. After some post-hearing follow up with clients, I donned the running attire and headed out to SLOWLY tackle Stillwater hills.
I set the daunting goal of attempting to run hills in such a manner that I would bring my heart rate down as I ascended. I think it's possible, but I certainly wasn't able to do it today. At best, I was able to keep my heart rate from topping 175 - and this is on a hill that takes 2 minutes to run up. I ran five hills
It felt great. I'm very thankful to be running again with it only being 9 days since I ran those 93 miles.
Tonight, Zeke talked me into giving him and Lizzie under-dogs out on the swings. Levi talked me and the older kids into a game of Apples to Apples. Marty talked me and the whole gang into a walk around the block (an additional mile for the log book). I talked the older kids into beginning another MST3K movie, "Attack of the Gila Monsters." I talked no one into anything!