Sunday, September 29, 2013

Playing catch-up


So, listen. Since I've been SAHM'ing, I've been a little.... lost? I don't necessarily "define" myself as a working-mom, but I have been working for a long time. The adjustment to being a full-time, at home parent has been jarring, honestly. Not bad, mind you, just.... different. I definitely enjoy the face time with the kids, and - DEFINITELY - the freeeeee time I have, now that the kids are back at school.

But for the first time in ages, I'm not really on a schedule, besides Gab's school schedule. I have so much free time, I kind of get overwhelmed and freeze because I don't know what to do with it all. That sure sounds like crazypeople talk.

Anyway, with all this freeeeeee time, you'd think I could at least be running some decent miles. AND YET.

This is what lazyass looks like

I'm partially convinced that my problem is that I had no races coming up - #1's cross country scheduling made fall plans mighty tricky for racing - so I've picked a December half, and start training..... Monday. Whee. 

With that, I guess, Plan for the Week is making a comeback!

Monday: 3 mi easy, XT
Tuesday: 6 mi, speed
Wednesday: XT
Thursday: 5 easy
Friday: 8 (with middle miles race pace), XT
Saturday: rest
Sunday: 3 easy or rest

I have kept up on the video trifecta (Tank Top Arms, Core, Glutes/Thighs), so at least there's that? (And, ps, I DO have muscle in my arms, and and AND I did full pushups - not on my knees - so I guess those videos do work....).

In other news....

As I said, #1 joined cross country at her high school, and is busy being so fast. They train hard, they train a LOT, and she's made amazing improvements already. When she started going to camp, her 5k time on July 4th was 24:xx (her 5k PR from Chapman 2011 was 22:08). At an invitational last weekend, she came in sub-20 in a 3 mile race. 

I would probably puke, if I didn't die first. 

I don't want to brag (lie), but she's killing it - she's already been asked to run varsity, and I'm really excited to watch the rest of her season. Which races every single weekend. All of the weekends. All over Southern California. 

Every weekend. 

Excitingly, #2 has expressed an interest in going running, too, so I am hoping to log some easy miles with her this week. 

And Gab has been accompanying us to some of the races, and mostly spends her time being like this. 

Grass Angels? 

And in non-kid news, remember my infatuation with Evan Dando last year? After an 18 month dry-spell in the SoCal tour front, Evan finally returned to OC this weekend, and man, it was glorious. 

Of note, that is NOT the infamous black shirt he wore for 6 months straight in 2011-2012, his voice sounds AMAZING, and he is seemingly clean and sober. Thank goodness. 

I have a really FUN story to share another day about annoying people. 

My favorite day of the week is grocery store circular day. 


  1. Great job on #1 and getting asked to varsity, sounds like she is making great strides in her running! and woohoo for a real pushup! :)
    I have two days a week now to myself where the kids are in school and I am off work..crazy amazing. I think those days fly by the fastest.

  2. lol on your training. Did you pick the Holiday Half??

    #1 is a badass, and #2 probably would be too if she stuck with it. And Gabs is, of course, the cutest.

    I am relieved that he is not still wearing the same shirt. That thing had to be a bio hazard by now.

  3. Wow, 3 miles sub-20?? Fantastic! I would totally puke as well. If I didn't die first.

  4. When I had some time off from working between jobs, I had the hardest time motivating myself to go to the gym. Even though I had more time than ever. I totally get it, it's so weird!

    How awesome your daughter is rocking at cross country, congrats to her!

  5. SAHM-ing is not for the weak hearted. It's actually hard stuff. And, can I have whatever your daughter is eating for breakfast?

  6. Oh I meant to tell you when I first saw this post that he was def drinking at the PA show because he brought beer out with him.


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