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Friday, March 23, 2012

My life these days

I had a couple of nice runs this week!  I really, really, really want to get a double digit run in at some point, but WHEN?!  When????  Ugh.  Tuesday I got in a little more than 4 miles in my spiffy new shoes and felt great about it.  Wednesday I ran almost 8.5 miles in my Kinvara's and felt the soreness, but still was really happy about the run.  Yesterday I took a "rest" day from running, but tried to focus standing/walking as much as possible.  Cleaning the house, playing outside with the kids, grocery shopping.  Ohhhhh, I hate grocery shopping.  :)

Anyway, I have no time to run today.  I mean, I have the "time", but not the freedom.  From the kids.  I was seriously considering doing a little "learning" activity.  This might sound ridiculous, but I was thinking about writing the numbers 1-12 on pieces of paper.  Then, I was going to give the even numbers to one of the boys and the odd numbers to the other.  We could "race" down my street (0.18 mi) and put the number of our race on the mailbox at the end of the road.  Then we run to the other end.  Does this make sense?  12 times down the street will be a little over 2 miles.  I'm not sure the kids would last that long, but it would definitely wear them out if it did!  I may let them ride their bikes and I could push Zoe in the stroller...we'll see. 

I work tonight and then Shaun is going to meet me in town at 9:30 to go see The Hunger Games!  We are both SUPER excited.  I am excited because I devoured the books and cannot wait to see it played out on the big screen.  He has been excited ever since I first showed him the trailer last year!  We are both excited about a date night involving popcorn and a movie.  My dad is going to come over to stay with the kids...so, Shaun's major task this evening is getting them all to bed before Grampa gets here.  He is happy to babysit as long as they are sleeping.  Haha!  (in truth, my dad watches the kids for around an hour every Friday so I can leave for work at 4:30 without Shaun having to come home early.  he's great with them...just don't ask him to serve them food or change any diapers.)

I also work tomorrow night, so I'm not sure I will be up for running tomorrow morning.  I need to just get out there, truthfully, but I have terrible mommy guilt when I do that...take away from family time when I'm already taking away from it to go to work.  Isn't that a little ridiculous?  I might be able to commit to at least 6 miles in the morning.  That should take about an hour and the kids will barely notice I am gone!  It would be cool to reach 20 miles this week.  I haven't done that in a while...since the end of January.  Ugh.  I have been seriously slacking and I am not happy about it. 

Did I mention I bought a car?  I think I did.  Well, I know I bought a car, I'm just "thinking" I mentioned it here already.  Hahaha.  So, it is at the mechanic's house and I am just dying, dying, dying for him to return with it running!  I have been in some serious prayer time about this.  I just want to understand what I am not doing that I need to do in order to be ready for transportation.  I'm not sure if this makes sense to anyone else, but I feel like there is a learning opportunity for me...however, I also feel like I really want to get out and do some things with the kids, without the kids, just be able to have some FREEDOM to serve others and do some visiting and actually do some training for this major task I am signed up for!  It's frustrating.  Every day I get angry about it....I'm getting myself a little worked up right now, actually.  UGH!

Moving on...I have to go break up a fight over MY cell phone.  It is the bottom of the line cell phone, has no games or internet or anything even remotely cool.  However, the kids have figured out the "drawing" option and now they cry and scream and whine when I realize they have it and take it away.  House full of toys and they want the one thing they are not allowed to have. 


Have a great day!

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