Saturday, December 8, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Holy cow.  How has it been a week since I was last here? Oh, wait that's right it's December.  My life right now consists of work, children's activities, husband hockey games and this silly little thing called half marathon training,.

Right now most of my life is either in my car or somewhere other than home.  My son has a speaking part in our church's Children's Christmas musical so he has had rehearsals for two hours every Sunday night.    My daughter has dance for an hour on Tuesday's gearing up for various community performances.

Both of these activities are ramping up right at the same time.  The Children's Musical is tomorrow morning, so Lewis E will be done with his winter activity then.  Just in time for my sweet girl (who just turned five on Thursday) to start having performances.

It's been crazy, so crazy that I was wondering how on Earth I would be able to get my long run in this weekend.  My training plan happened to call for an 8 mile run, which is a little more time consuming.  I almost thought about just skipping it.  Ultimately, I decided I was not going to skip it.  I had to figure out a way to make it work and I did.  It wasn't ideal, I went straight from work to my favorite treadmill in our fitness center at work and ran for a little over an hour.  I took a super speedy shower and then went straight to church to help with the finishing touches for the musical.

Here's what I learned this week.  I am never too busy to skip a run.  There is always time somewhere to fit it in.  Circumstances may not be desirable but it can be done.  Also, there was a sense of accomplishment for figuring out not only how to fit it in but doing it and enjoying it at the same time.  Might also through in the fact that I PR'ed my treadmill 10k at 49:53.  Man, I wish I was that speedy not on the treadmill.

In the meantime on the countdown to slower days and more time spent at home with my favorite people and less time in the car with those same people.  Life is good.