As Mothers and Fathers we all wish for time to ourselves at some point. Some of us even wish for whole weekends. We love our children but it’s good to get away and recharge. That is exactly what I did this past weekend when I attended a Women’s Bible Study retreat for the ladies that host tables at Bible study every second Monday night.
At first I was hesitant to go since I was tired from the week, not wanting to pack and just being plain lazy. I figured by the time I packed and drove out there it would be more work than it was worth. Boy, was I wrong!! Although the drive out was not ideal (imagine a two hour drive on snow packed highways and semi-drivers thinking they are racing in the Daytona 500) I can’t imagine what I would have felt like had I missed this special weekend with thirteen other ladies. Here are a few highlights from the weekend:
There was a four-person steam shower to enjoy complete with Tahitian scented oil and marble benches.
We don’t fool around with the cold weather around here. We may not be fashionable but we’re warm!
This was the icing on the cake! A hot tub complete with coloured lights and waterfalls! I went in three times in two days and enjoyed every single moment of it. Getting in and out was a little hard but totally worth the two minute sprint.
It was a wonderful weekend full of learning, laughing and spending meaningful time together, and I’m so thankful that I didn’t listen to myself for once or else I would have missed out on it. It was exactly what I needed to recharge, relax and put things into perspective again.
Yesterday I was in a great mood but didn’t really feel like training so I held off until today. It’s extremely cold here right now (-44C with the windchill or -47.2F) so I was not venturing outside today for a run no matter what. Sometimes it’s nice to have options, like a treadmill in the basement. And lucky me, it worked again!! Yay!
I do have a confession to make though. I’ve had this treadmill for quite some time, lost the manual somewhere in our mess of an unfinished basement and don’t know what the heck any of the numbers mean. With the exception of the time of course. I’m not that dense! :) So if any of you can translate this for me it would be GREATLY appreciated! It doesn’t say it but that’s the time on the far right of 32 minutes.
Do you have any electronics that you know nothing about but use them anyways?
Have you tried a steam shower before? If not, I highly suggest it, even if you have to pay for it at a spa!
What’s the coldest temp. you’ve endured and what got you through it? They actually make running tights with battery-operated heaters in them, but at $150 a pop I’m thinking I’ll live without them.