I hope that I still have readers out there. I haven't been on google reader in a while and haven't even had a chance to post. Hopefully I will be back!
Last week we were at the shore and we returned on Sunday. We had a great time with the exception of the sleeping situation. It wasn't horrendous but could have been much better. It was the first time that we had to sleep with a kid in our room. The first 2 nights, Kara was in our room and was up in the middle of the night for hours both nights. She was laughing hysterically the second night and trying to crawl away. It was pretty funny but not at 2 in the morning. Then we moved her to her own room and Nick into our room. Nick didn't wake up in the middle of the night, he just woke up at 6am instead of 7am. My parents and sister were also down. My sister felt like she got ousted from the house so she didn't really hang out with us at all. And I felt like I had to shhhh! everyone when the kids were napping. It really wasn't that fun during the times we were inside the house, and I learned that next time we'll rent our own place. I'm too schedule oriented with naptimes and need my own space. Overall, the beach was fun, the kids had fun. I did take them back to the house to nap, so I felt like I was on the beach from 11-1 and then 5-7. It wasn't a lot of beach time, but I preferred nap time to having to deal with 2 cranky kids. Do you have your kids nap while away on a "vacation?"
Here were some of my favorite pictures:
|Kara started walking 1.5 weeks ago and now she's a pro|
|she's a dancing queen|
|and in the past month has developed a "LOOK"|
This week I had to work 2 half days, and my mother in law was down to help out. It was great having her help, and I was able to get a taste of the working mom world. Well, I don't know how you all do it. I feel like I have had zero time to myself. And this was two half days of work. I was teaching an online course and the final was this week. I do not know how full time working moms find time to work out either. I gained an appreciation for being at home, but at the same time enjoyed it while I was working.
We're currently in the 4th month of trying to sell our house and I'm going to lose my mind soon. I can't do it anymore. Nothing is perfect and I'm OCD at many things and feel like there's just not enough time in the day to get it all right. I'm starting to want to move so badly that the showings just stress me out big time.
Last week was a recovery week and what happened due to the lack of sleep down the beach was shortened or missed workouts. I skipped my long run last week so I only ran twice. This week I'm getting back into it but it's the bad week in my cycle so I'm unmotivated and tired. The coach working with me says with the triathlon and marathon within weeks of each other, he thinks I am trying to do too many things and have too much on my plate. I agree but I guess I don't really even care about the marathon too much, I just want to get the runs in and have a good time.
I have some good recipes to share and new CLIF flavors, have you seen them? As well as a review on some calf compression sleeves.