Deep thoughts, by...me
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Ok, so maybe not deeeep thoughts but my thoughts none the less-haha. Just random thoughts about getting ready to leave for 3 days without the rest of the family.
Today is Thursday and I am going to be running my first half on Saturday.
I am on week3 of homeschooling and I LOVE IT! It is so awesome for our family. That being said, it has made my days look sooooo different. I am used to having a big chunk of the day to knock off MY to-do-list. I cannot find that time anywhere. It seems like I am going going going, accomplishing schooling, running and the very basics(laundry, food prep and a smidgen of cleaning). I know balance will get better but I am just not there yet. Maybe all those other things I used to get done aren't that important?
I just found out that the race starts at 10:45am! What a crappy start time. For me, that's late. I have been running early in the morning with a, somewhat, empty belly. On my long runs, I have something small, like a banana or a shake, before I tackle the distance. This totally works the best for me. What the heck am I going to do? By 10:45, I will be hungry. I have never ran with a meal in me. Hmmm? I'm going to pack a cooler so I will have options for food that morn but it still makes me a bit nervous-I was told not to do anything race day that I haven't done during training and I will be doing the exact opposite.
This race is 4hours from my home. My sister and I are leaving Friday afternoon and saying "bye bye" to the whole family-2 hubbys & 7 kids! Think they'll miss us?haha. We'll miss them.
I am not sure how responsibilities are shared when both parents leave to go to work everyday. In my home, hubby and I have some very specific roles with certain responsibilities and then we have other areas that get done by either one of us. He is a mega motivated man so when he gets home from being gone for 12hours every single day, he jumps right in without a word from me. This has been a huge blessing to our marriage and raising the kids. I couldn't imagine a man that comes home & wants to watch TV or go for drinks with the guys. He says it all the time, his family is his #1 priority. Needless to say, our family flows the best when we both are home, sharing all the duties. Of course, it makes it easier.
I have never written about this on any blog or comment BUT I need to mention it. I got my period(or should I say TOM???-I don't know blog etiquette) anyways, I got it a week and a half early!!!!!!!!!! I am so not happy about this. Cramps, bloating...you know, all the great things that go with it. Why so early? Stress? Anxiety? I have definitely had leaving my family and the race on the brain so that could be it. I don't know but I am not cool with this:(:(:( And now I have to run with a tampon in my water bottle-come on! Not expecting that-booooo! OK, I'm over it. Just needed to give a BOOO shout out to mother nature. Thanks mother nature!
I cannot wait to show you, my friends, the pictures of this race location. It's the Rocky Mountains-huge, towering mountains with fresh air and a wonderful atmosphere. The icing on the cake is being able to spend this weekend with my sister. Nobody to interrupt our conversation...just good ol' sister time...with a half marathon to run.
We are staying till Sunday so we'll get some "go out" time Saturday night. Should be fun.
If you've read this till now, thanks friends. It's a few things that are running through my mind today and I want to capture it so when I look back I can remember this week.
Have a great day!