Workout – 9 miles on the agenda. we’ll talk about this one. I made a BAD decision. and now I pay.
I’ve had to make some tough decisions over the past 24 hours. things like, should I put the kids to bed at 6 or 6:30? actually not so tough after a 5am wakeup. another one – should I have a bagel with peanut butter for breakfast, or should I have crazy oatmeal concoction and save the last bagel for my hubby? being the ever giving, supremely wonderful wife that I am, I made him the bagel/egg sandwich. I ate the goopy oatmeal. mmmm.
But the hardest decision I had to make was – do I sleep until 6:30am on my morning to sleep, or sleep less and get up at 5am to get my 9 miles in? I slept. Wrong decision. very bad call on my part. it’s Martin Luther King day. kids are home. ready to eat me alive. I’ve accepted the fact that the gym and I have a nice, working, symbiotic relationship – I give up my sleep, but it gives me very necessary energy to get through the day. I got up at 6:30, by 6:32 I knew I should have gotten my little booty out the door. after yesterday’s rest day, I’m in the hole LOTS of endorphins. think I like that word a lot.
FREE ADVICE – if you are in the position of having three kids ALL day at home and have the opportunity to go to the gym for an hour, even if it means NO SLEEP – GO. Even if you just sit there. GO!!! I think the rule goes something like this for moms. of small children – moms don’t have to actually workout at the gym to get the full endorphin effect. you could warm a bench and just absorb all the other endorphins floating around you. as long as you are out of the house. pretty sure that’s how it works. the kicker was that when I did get up – my husband bolted out the door to the gymbo! That’s my job!! there might have been a tear. or two. I pulled myself together. something about making lemons….or lemonade. working on it.
And this is ALL thats left of my 2 loaves of pumpkin bread from yesterday. guess it wasnt so good.
I think we will go harrass Target today. I’m sure I need toothpaste, toiletpaper and $150 worth of other stuff that I won’t know I need until we get there. You haven’t experienced Target until you’ve done it with 3 small children. good times. darn good times.
hubby said a prayer on his way out the door that we would make it through this lovely home from school monday – so the kiddos and I are going have a fantastico day. could be worse. could be raining. or snowing. counting my blessings.
and someway, somehow I will figure out how to get my run in. gonna be tricky. but it’s gonna get done.
Any good plans for the day off?
Do you buy WAAYYY more at Target than you ever need to buy? yes I do!
What gets you off on the right foot on a Monday morning? coffee and a prayer:-)
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