Catching Up

I realize it’s been a few and I really need to post a summary of the past few days.  The weather here in VA is, to quote my eldest daughter (who’s turning 15 today!), “bipolar”.  She is not wrong – we swing from having 90+ degree days to mid-60’s.  As a result, my runs last week varied from treadmill to outside depending on the weather and time of day.  It was a pretty even mix between them.  As usual, I prefer the great outdoors to the treadmill, but better running on that then not at all.
So Monday was the Y and using their treadmill, Wednesday was the treadmill at home, Friday was running outside, and yesterday was outside.  I switched up my run vs. rest days as well, but not worried about that since I got all of them in.

The week has been quite busy between planning major changes at work, the kids’ demanding schedule, and my desire to catch up on all the hundreds of hours of recorded TV.  I also hadn’t cooked very much at all, which is very unlike me.  I think I’m in a rut, lacking all motivation.  I’m sure I’ll snap out of it soon.

Saturday was my run day, but I didn’t go. It was a crazy morning of sewing R’s costume, getting her cleaned up, make-up on, hair done, and getting to the dance studio for her pictures. Then we grabbed lunch and went grocery shopping. I wasn’t too much in the mood for working out, but it was fun watching D and the kids wash the vans while I made dinner.

Yesterday I had no intentions of moving, as it was my rest day.  I was feeling very unmotivated, even though I needed to make up the missed Saturday run, go to yoga, go shopping, bake a bday cake, etc.  I just couldn’t envision myself NOT lying in bed watching NCIS.  Thank goodness for S.  She wanted to get out and exercise, and I would have felt too guilty bailing on her, so off we went to Oak Grove park with Jack (her wunderpups).  We mostly walked, but I took off with Jack for a few sprints.  It felt great, and I was very glad I listened to her!  Of course afterwards, we went to Wild Wing for a few happy hour drinks (extra spicy bloody mary’s for me!). 

Today is A’s birthday.  D is picking her up from school to take her to lunch, and I’m picking her up after school at GSA so she doesn’t have to take the bus home.  She has TKD tonight – where the entire class will paddle her for her bday.  That should be fun to watch!  Then a dinner of lasagna and cake late tonight (plus presents, of course) should wrap up the day!  I am supposed to run 3 miles tonight, but will likely to that tomorrow instead.  I’d feel a bit guilty going out for a jog while everyone else is eating (which is what I typically do). 

So that’s it for me today.  Off to work, then celebrate my baby’s birthday!

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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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