The Reality of Motherhood

So it has yet again, been awhile.  I set the goal to work more on my blog and within the first few days, your goal disintegrates.  POOF!  Just like that!  Just like trying to lose those “last 10lbs.”  Hmm….funny how that happens huh?

I’m sure every single one of you has had that happen.  Not the need of trying to lose those last 10 lbs, but starting something with the best of intentions and then life happens, you get sidetracked, you forget, you lose focus.  Whatever it maybe.  It just doesn’t become high on the priority list, especially when you have kids.

I mean with a ten-year old and a four-year old, who has time to think most of the time, let alone put it into words.  By the time I get them in bed and it’s quiet, I want to crash in bed.  Just ask my husband!  “Alone time” with my husband?  After the kids have gone to bed?  You mean I have to be sexy?!  What the what??!  HA!  Just give me my blankie and pillow!  Yes I am aware my husband may or may not read this and will probably be shaking his head, but I’m just being real here and I know I’m not the only one out there.  It’s not that we don’t want that time with them, but we do sooo much for our families, that when it’s time to crash, we just crash!

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Am I right or am I RIGHT?!?!

Who knew as a mother AND a wife so much of our time would be dictated by others? Nothing was ever mentioned about this in a book, in that Young World class that Mrs. Lesser (and we, as a class, had so much fun with her!), or for Heaven’s sake by our OWN mothers?  MA?!?!  Come on!  You were holding out on me!  Oh wait I know why!  Because we want revenge on our own kids!  AH HA!  I figured it out!

Heck I tell my own daughter, if she doesn’t have kids when she gets older, I will adopt some for her!  You know, just like you do animals!  Go down to the pound and pick out the right one!  That’s how it works right?!?  I mean it’s all about attempting to raise your kids right, not screw them up, teach them to be strong, independent individuals that are kind souls, do right in the world and help others as they can right?!  What’s a little payback to them for all that they “put us” through?!  Hardy Har Har!  Okay, seriously though I’m JUST KIDDING!  I know that’s not how one goes about it, and I know that kids aren’t for everyone, but I have to laugh and say what I know some of you are thinking.

Okay, so back where I started.  Got sidetracked again.  SQUIRREL!  HA!

So as busy mothers, we try to take on more tasks, or get this brilliant idea that we are going to do something new in our lives for US, but how do we fit that in?   How do we find the time to take care of those tiny little humans that we created, care and show affection to the love of our lives and then of course still take care of those furbabies that have been added to the family over the years that those little humans promised to feed and water so that “you don’t have to,” PLUS take care of the house and (GASP!), try to work outside of the home?!  Oh Lordy!  I mean come on those tiny little humans and the spouse want to eat every. Single. Night!  COME ON!  That’s a lot of commitment dude!

So where in all of that do we find time for ourselves and still manage to survive the day without taking someone’s head off?!  I mean it’s no wonder that one in FOUR middle-aged women take a prescription med for mental health!  (You can check out the article here.)  Oh yeah….we get up at the butt crack of dawn or we stay up til the butt crack of dawn.  Take your pick.  One or the other!  Or both, I mean who needs sleep anyway right?  Sleep is overrated anyway right?!?

This is where I take advantage of early mornings.  I get up, exercise and then head out to my oasis and get to work.

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I mean what mother doesn’t have SIPPY CUPS in their oasis?!  Or is littered with toys?!  It’s amazing at how much stuff I can get accomplished though at 6 am!  The world is yet to awaken (or at least at my house, husband, kids, OR animals for that matter), I mean I get out to my usual running location on my run days and the parking lot is filled right now with those bikers and fellow runners who are out trying beat the heat and humidity here in good ol’ Oklahoma.

I am the first one to tell you I am NOT a morning person.  I am not a night owl either.  I like my uninterrupted sleep of 8 hours just like everyone else, but let’s face it, once you become a mother, that doesn’t happen regularly!  Some nights its 4-5 hours of sleep, occasionally it’s 9 hours of sleep, but on average it’s more like 6-7 hours of sleep and then I’m doing good.  I don’t know what your average is, but that’s mine at least.  I would rather sacrifice a little bit of sleep and feel good about myself, all while feeling accomplished in my day.

Despite all the time though that I put into my family and making sure they are all happy and healthy, I seriously love them to pieces and wouldn’t trade them for the world.  They keep me sane (and drive me insane some days!) and grounded and love me regardless.

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What do you Super Moms do to make it through your day?

 

I want to know!

Kim 🙂

 

 

 

I think I disappeared!

Wow!  Has it really been almost 3 months since I have posted?!!? HOLY COW!  Who knew taking a new job would suddenly render me out of commission on blogging.  Who knew that by adding ONE MORE hour to a normal work day, would leave someone so utterly tired with feet KILLING me that I would only come home, eat dinner with the family and zonk out as soon as the kids were in bed only to wake up and do it the very next day.

So if you remember from my last post back in February that I had taken a new job at an outpatient clinic.  Enjoyed it for the most part except the long days and the constant running around the clinic (I averaged over 10,000 steps a day just at the clinic alone!).  My husband was able to make his work schedule fit our family’s needs, however it grew to be more and more difficult.  He ended up losing his co-worker and friend at the end of February and life became chaotic from then on.  He would have to get up at the crack of dawn to get started so that in hopes our son wouldn’t have to spend the entire day at the sitter, however it didn’t always work out.  An overnight out-of-state trip here, several long, trying days there, selling a house, a week-long move since I was unable to take days off, potty training, and getting acclimated to a new house with a 8-year-old and a 2-year-old and completely new hours for school and work ALL while trying to learn a new job, someone just had another plan for our family.  We can say we tried, however it was just not meant to be.  So beginning May 11th, I am going back to my old job, so that I may have the flexibility in my schedule that my family needs.  No longer will I have to try to wake my cranky (now 3-year-old) up at the crack of dawn and get him up and functioning, fed, dressed and out the door, while dropping both him and my daughter off at school because she can no longer ride the bus from our new neighborhood.  No longer will I come home about 6:15 to find that my husband was doing his best to throw a meal together so that I wouldn’t have to do that after a 9+ hour day.  No longer will this momma only exist to her family, but she will be back on her feet (without them hurting or the sharp, shooting pains that come from the uncomfortable shoes I had to wear), enjoying time once again with her husband and kids like she should be.

 

Life isn’t all about making the money in life.  Life is about making ends meet and enjoying what you have in front of you.  As I eagerly count the days until my return back to my previous work family (whom I GREATLY missed), I will enjoy what I have learned thus far at my new job, be thankful for the new bonds I have formed  and the people who I have met, however my first priority is my family at home.  Our happiness and health is most important.

 

What have YOU been up to lately?

Week 3 and 4 of Marathon Training

So I’m still in the midst of training for my first marathon however of course I had to have at least one week thrown in there being sick.  Wah…wah…waaahh….

Week 3 was great.  I got all my runs in as scheduled then come Friday I noticed that faint, funny feeling in the back of my throat.  That tingle if you will or scratchiness, whatever you want to call it.  Just enough you wonder if you are imagining things then BAM!  Saturday, full on stuffy nose, cough, sinus headache, the works.  Of course that Friday just happened to be our 4 year anniversary in which my husband took me out for dinner at HuHot while my parents watched our kiddos.  Saturday night we were headed out-of-town to Dallas to enjoy a night by ourselves at my husband’s company pool party (aka adults only).  I felt just down right yucky.  No fever but congested and lethargic.  It was fun though.  When you have kids you miss those adult conversations that don’t get interrupted!  We stayed there until 9 pm then left to go grab a light, late night dinner with all intentions of going out with one of my husband’s coworkers, but by the time we got dinner we both were pooped and just went back to the hotel and I was passed out by 10:30 while my husband was left trying to find something to watch on TV at the hotel.

Sunday, 7/27 – 1.25 miles

Monday, 7/28 – 3 miles

Tuesday, 7/29 –  I got my PiYo Buns in PLUS had an amazing turnout for my Fit Club!

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Wednesday, 7/30 – PiYo Drench plus 4 miles

Thursday, 7/31 – I spent my evening cleaning and getting the house in order for my parents arrival with what little time I had.

Friday, 8/1 – No workout, enjoyed a date night with my hubby for our anniversary and SICK

Saturday, 8/2 – SICK

Sunday, 8/3 – SICK and had to say good-bye to my little girl as she was flying to Texas to spend the week with her Baba, step mom and sister.  I always miss her when she is gone.

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Waiting for the delayed plane

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She had to show off her Texas Rangers shirt we bought for her while we were in Texas

Monday, 8/4 – SICK

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Sofie and her sister playing in the ocean

Tuesday, 8/5 – 2 miles

Wednesday, 8/6 – 4 miles

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Love my running trail in the morning!

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We also spent our evening at a nature trail with our son, trying to distract him while his Sissy was away.  He missed her horribly!

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Thursday, 8/7 – SICK

Friday, 8/8 – Sick, but better and made plans to run in the morning.

Saturday, 8/9 – Sick but got to go pick up my little girl from the airport!  Instantly made my day better!

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Sunday, 8/10 – 7.09 miles, slow but steady even though I felt like I was dying.  Then my daughter and her friends wanted to have a lemonade stand to help raise money for the JDRF.  I will say they were quite successful!  Almost $75 in 3 hours!  Very proud of them.  We of course went to celebrate later that night with small snocones.

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Hopefully this week will be much better then the last two weeks.  I’m starting to feel better, now if I can just get rid of this irritating cough as the nasal stuffiness has went away.

How has last few weeks been since I’ve been MIA?

 

Motherhood, wifedom and getting your $h*t done

So one thing I always hear or get asked is “You are Super Mom!” or “How do you manage to find time to get everything done in a day?”

You want to know the real answer?  I DON’T! HA!  Were you expecting some miracle deal that I had?  Nope!  I don’t have a maid, even though I would entertain the thought of one, however the idea of paying for someone to clean up my house when I am perfectly able to seems a bit ridiculous in my mind.

Honestly, I don’t know about other moms out there but there are some days it feels easier than others to get everything in.  I always feel like I need more time in my day though.  That is a constant in my life that and coffee! Between spending time with my kids and husband, getting daily stuff done around the house, work, and exercising.  Some days aren’t long enough.  You know what?  That’s okay!  So what that my livingroom looks like a toy store blew up in it.  I DO have kids and one being a toddler after all, I can’t expect an immaculate house.  I would LOVE the thought of it, but I will have time for that when my kids are grown!   Do I feel guilty?  NOPE!  I prioritize my agenda daily.  So don’t for once think that I’m “Super Mom” and get all this in daily.  HECK NO!  My kids and husband come first, work and my health.  I may or may not get all my chores done around the house during the week, but we stay afloat.  Both of my kids help with dishes nightly, yes even the toddler.  He is at that wonderful age where all he wants to do is help, so I let him!  Yes, there might be “uh oh” moments along the way, but who cares.  He is learning!  So what that it takes me twice as long to do laundry because he wants to help carry the clothes, load them, put them in the basket and push the basket to the chair I sit in when I fold clothes.  But THAT’S OKAY!  I loathe laundry!  He makes it fun for me.  Plus I’m getting help with it so I won’t complain!  2014-01-18 18.30.35

I have a wonderful, loving husband that fully supports my running addiction. He may say I’m crazy from time to time, but he “gets it” as I “get” his storm chasing hobby.   (Which is quite interesting I might add!)  He has gotten really good in the kitchen too and will often help me out and get dinner going, even when I’m at home cooking myself.  Nothing is sexier than seeing a man in the kitchen right?!?!  🙂

So when you think you are failing, think twice.  Look around at all the stuff you DID do today and not what you have left to do.  Family comes FIRST, however your health and wellness should be just as important.  Without “mom” in the house, what would they do?  Prioritize your daily “To Do’s” and make a To Do list if you must.  Some days I need a list, some days I’m just on autopilot and know what I need to do.  Schedules are a must for me though on some things.  Menu planning, exercise, extracurricular activities and work.  My daughter participates in TWO, yes ONLY TWO activities.  Gymnastics and Girl Scouts.  I will not let her have something scheduled daily.  She often gets frustrated with it after a while and just wants a day off as well to play with her friends.  I see some parents that have their children doing something daily.  Not in this house!  She has to have time to get daily chores, homework, reading done without feeling rushed.  Plus I don’t want that feeling of feeling rushed through life.  Take it easy, enjoy it.  It goes WAY TOO FAST and your kids are grown right before your very eyes.

Rule of thumb, DON’T get down on yourself for not accomplishing everything daily.  However I feel like mom’s should make their health and wellness a priority too.

End of story.  Period.

QOTD:  What things do you do to make your daily tasks easier?

Playing catch up and ramblings

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So today I finally have some quiet time to sit and think before the hustle and bustle of the holidays start.  I can’t believe Thanksgiving is in less than 5 days!   That means it’s almost my birthday AND it’s less than one month til Christmas!  This time of the year just flies for me.  This is my favorite time of the year though.  I love all the decorations and being with family.  It is truly a blessing every year that we get to spend together.

So not too long ago I posted on my Facebook page a question, asking people what they would like to read about to get ideas for my blog.  Everytime I get quiet time to sit down and write, it feels like I get “writer’s block” and my mind goes blank!  Yet when it’s crazy and chaotic I have all these ramblings in my head.  Go figure!  So one of the things someone brought up was running.  Not just the usual “how do I start running…,”  “why do you like running…” and etc.  They asked about specifically about my longs runs.  How do I get through the monotony of it?

Well to answer this question for the most part, I honestly enjoy my long runs.  Don’t get me wrong, I used to HATE them, dread them, and even resented them!  However I found a cure to it earlier this year.  For nearly 12 years I ran solely on a treadmill, or rather a “dreadmill” as I call it.  The only time I ran off of it was when I ran races.  Even the treadmills at the gym that have the fancy, smancy T.Vs on them I loathed!  It wasn’t until earlier this year and the beginning of last year that I learned to actually love my long runs.  For years, all I ever ran were 5ks, but this time last year my neighbor/friend talked me into training for a half marathon.  I signed up with a training group with her to run the Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon.  It was truly a blessing in disguise.  I had learned some tips on running through my years of it before that, but it wasn’t until I went through the training group that I actually learned a LOT of stuff about running.  It was actually very informative even though it was mainly set up to give us a group to run with on the long run days.  Yes in the beginning as I transitioned from treadmill running to outdoor running, it was nice to have a group to run with.  I still enjoy having a running partner, that you run similar paces with and can chat with along the way.  However I find running by myself enjoyable too.  For the most part all my running is by myself.  I have little kids (if you haven’t heard this yet), and they or someone else is always wanting my attention, so to have time for myself, alone time to think, is kind of rare!  Running outdoors with just myself and my music is truly a joy.  I don’t have to worry about anyone for that hour or more that I have to enjoy.  I get to have complete thoughts without them getting interrupted.  I get to complete a task without having to stop and do 10 other things in the process.  It let’s me regain my sanity and clear my frustrations and energy levels.  At the gym I didn’t get this, I stared at the timer on the treadmill constantly, wondering when my time or distance would be up.  I would count down the seconds as they ticked by.  I tried to cover up the timer so I wouldn’t look at it, but it would never help.  Getting out and actually running outdoors was a blessing!  To get to see outdoors and places that you drive by every day in a different light is amazing.  Near my house we have paved trails and I always enjoy the people who I pass or encounter, no words are spoken or exchanged other than “Hi!” or a smile and a wave.   It’s almost like it is my time to meditate and reflect.  My husband has his storm chasing as an outlet, I have my running!

On the longer run days, meaning for me, 10+ miles, I have my moments when I have to turn my thoughts elsewhere when my body starts to tighten up and things start to ache.  It is amazing at how much sooner your mind gives out before your body does!  I look at things around me, the cows, the horses, just items around me.  I think about  my groups and things I want to accomplish, my goals, the people I help, my family and friends.  I think about the people I help on a daily basis with work that aren’t physically able to do this, that experience far worse pain then I am at that moment that push through it.  I keep running because there are so many people in this world that can’t.  I keep running because there are people with far worse things going on that keep them from running.  I run because it releases any stress I have and because I know at the end of it, I will feel like I can conquer the world.  The act of running is very monotonous, however when you look at all the things it does for you and how it makes you feel, it is not.  Yes there are days that it feels like a chore or like I am dying, but I look at aspects of it and the circumstances.  Am I tired?  Has it been awhile since I have ran?  Did I start out too fast?  Is it windy?  What is the temperature out?  Am I overdressed?  There are so many different aspects to running that you have to take into consideration.

Anyone that isn’t used to exercising and starts running, yes you will feel like you are dying and thing that running is monotonous, however don’t give it up, give it some time.  It never gets easier, BUT you WILL get better.

Sum it up Sunday #1

Well it has been another crazy week around here in this household with work, school, activities and staying on top of things.  I managed however my blogging fell through the hole!  OOPS!  I apologize!  Part of it was not having the time, then when I would have the time, I would have a brain fart and couldn’t think of what I wanted to write about or put my thoughts in order to get it down on “paper” so to speak.  If you guys have any suggestions on topics that you would love to hear about please feel free to leave me a comment below.  I would greatly appreciate any and all ideas that come to you.

So one thing that was new this week was my sweet husband decided he was going to take up cooking more, which I am NOT going to complain about!  He managed to make stir fry one evening, which was delicious!  Plus him AND all the kids loved it, which for 2 out of the 3 not being big on bell peppers and onions this was HUGE!

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Plus he made chili, which is something he ALWAYS makes and Sofie loved it this time!

On another note, we went and had family photos taken by a wonderful lady from Connie Jones’s Photography.  She took BEAUTIFUL pictures!  I would highly recommend her!

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In all my escapades from this week, I did have to stop and take pictures of my dear, sweet son.  He is always doing crazy and funny things, this just being one of them.  He will probably beat me when he is older for this, but I got a good laugh from it!

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So for my weekly recap of exercise since the 2nd of the month.  I failed to get a post up last week for it.

Saturday, November 2nd:

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Sunday, November 3rd:

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Friday, November 8th:  REST!!!!

Saturday, November 9th:

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Well that’s it for the week!  I’m hoping this week to get back into a running routine again as there are 2 half marathons I want to complete at the beginning of the year, one in March and one in April!  I better get busy!

Fantastic Friday Edition #1

So it’s November 1st and I’m sure by now you all know how much I love the start of a new month and a fresh calendar! A new month for me is a time to reflect on the past month and plan/set goals for a new month.

I would say we had a fun month both family and fitness related. I ran with a friend of mine in her first ever 5k, and just yesterday we signed up for her second, the Tulsa Turkey Trot the day after Thanksgiving. All together for my training this month in preparation for my 15k just last week, I ran a total of 47.6 miles. I need to get back to it since I have kind of taken this week off for the most part from running. I have kept up fairly well with my Les Mills Combat though.

On the home front, Sofie got to enjoy her Girl Scouts Stranger Danger class and has decided she is going to run a 5k race with me in the near future.

The kids had a fun Halloween and definitely got plenty of candy. So much in fact I think we will be donating some! Taylor really got into the hang of trick or treating and picked up what to do really quick.

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Speaking of Taylor he has finally decided to expand is vocabulary. Before he was pretty much a “caveman” grunting and pointing at everything only to say “gaga” (dog), “bye'” and “mama,” but completely understands what you tell him to do. Now he still does this for the most part, but he now says “dada” regularly as well as “Sis” (for Sissy), “love you,” and “see.” We think even was even trying to say thanks on Halloween night. It’s hard to believe that he will already be 19 months old here in just a few days! Golly the time flies!

How was your week/month? What do you have going on for next month?

Last Week’s Chronicles

So last week we, as a family were fairly busy!  It was a fun week though.  Work slowed down some so I got to get some stuff done around the house.  I managed to track down Taylor’s Halloween costume down.  He got all excited when he saw it, so it was a matter of finding one that fit!  It only took 8 stops to find one!  We won’t talk about the fact that it was AFTER I ran my 15 k on Saturday.

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Speaking of which I had my Tulsa Run 15k on Saturday, you will find my race recap later this week.  Then we decided to make a trip to Pumpkin Town.  I think BOTH of the kids had fun!  There was: a pumpkin patch, pony rides

 

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Bounce houses and a petting zoo  (which Taylor LOVED of course! Although everything again was a “gaga” (his word for dog))

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hay bales and forts to climb on

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A pumpkin cannon and several play areas

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Every single thing right up both of their alleys, unfortunately some of it was too big for Mr. Taylor to enjoy but he still had fun, and I’m sure he ingested his fair share of hay dust!  Plus I’m pretty sure he updated his Christmas list from the Power Wheels Tractor to this bad boy up above.  By the end of it, he was covered in dirt and straw and looked like he had been munching on it.  Great weekend all in all!

 

The Weekly Chase #12

So the last couple of weeks have been crazy once again in our house.  I had a 7 day challenge going on with an awesome group of ladies that start on the 14th which they kept me hopping all week long.  Absolutely LOVE these groups and all that come along with them.  Even though they keep me busy, they are so motivational and inspirational even for me to see how everyone can pull together and help support one another.

On the family front we were constantly on the go it seemed like.  Sofie has gymnastics every Tuesday and Girl Scouts pretty much every other Wednesday.  For Girl Scouts on the 9th, the girls got to attend a “Stranger Danger” class and learn what to do if someone tried abducting them or harm them.

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2013-10-09 19.27.28It was rather entertaining from my aspect to see my gangly, long legged little girl trying to throw punches and kick.  She was definitely a force to be reckoned with until she fell backwards after kicking someone!  All in all they had a blast!  We also spent an evening at one of our favorite stores, Atwood’s.  It is basically every little boy (and grown man’s) dream store I think.  It is here where my son was starting to put his Christmas list together for Santa I do believe.

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Also with him I decided to go ahead and get the next “big boy” item, a potty chair!

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He has absolutely no desire to use the darn thing just yet, however is ALWAYS fascinated and wanting to go INTO the bathroom with all of us here at home, so I figured that was a start!  Gosh it feels like an eternity since I’ve had to worry about this aspect of childhood!

This past weekend my daughter made a trip down to Texas to visit her family down there.  She seemed to enjoy herself even though she was GREATLY missed here at home!

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So with that being said of the last few weeks, let’s talk about goals from a few weeks ago.

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 GOALS FROM 2 WEEKS AGO:

 

1)  Run at LEAST 4 times. –  Since my last post I have ran a total of 6 times.  Averaging about 3 runs a week.  Better than nothing I guess.

2)  Take at LEAST 3 walks with the family, will shoot for even a bike ride this weekend, weather permitting. – This one I haven’t been marking on my calendar so will start doing this to keep track.

3)  Stay on schedule for the rest of the week with training. – This one I did not do.  I managed to get all the workouts in, but not on their scheduled days.  

4)  Blog at LEAST 3 times. – Completely fell off the wagon here. 

5)  Drink at LEAST 60 oz starting TODAY! – Did not log this one.  Will do better with logging.

6)  Stay on task with my business planning. – I did manage to stay on task with this despite everything else that I didn’t do!  Work got pretty busy and felt like I was treading water for these past couple of weeks.

But here is to a NEW week right?!

THIS week’s goals:

1)  Run at LEAST 3 times.

2)  Log my family walks AND water DAILY.

3)  Stay on schedule with exercise

4)  I have a 15k on Saturday, my goal is 93-95 minutes.

5)  Stay on top of my business DAILY TO DO list.

6)  BLOG MORE!  I have been horrible about this.

Well that’s it for this week!

QOTD:  What are some of YOUR goals for this week?

 

 

 

Weekly Chase #11

So this past week has been very eventful!  Monday we went to the Tulsa State Fair and had a blast!  I got to share a corndog with mustard with my littlest munchkin and then I just HAD to try a Red Velvet Cake Funnel Cake.  For those of you who don’t know, but I absolutely LOVE Red Velvet Cake!  It was D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S!  Sofie got to ride her few rides she likes, the Zip Line and Taylor got to enjoy his Petting Zoo.  He screamed and shrieked in delight!  It goes without saying that everything that walked on four legs (which by the way was everything in there) was a “gaga”  (aka dog).  He even loved the deer that tried to eat his shirt.  He just kept giggling!

During the work week, the rest of the week was just busy with work, Sofie’s after school activities and such.  Saturday, I ran with my friend Jennifer in the Tulsa Zoo Run 5k.  This was her first ever 5k so I was super excited!  Her goal was to finish it without walking any of it.  Needless to say she crushed this goal and did awesome!  I’m so proud of her!

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So with that it now Tuesday (I was busy yesterday), so that only means one thing!  It’s time for this weeks Weekly Chase

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Last Week’s goals:

1)  Run AT LEAST 4 times.  – Completed!

2)  Take AT LEAST 1 bike ride and 3 walks with the family. – Got 2 walks in, but no bike ride.  Hopefully this weekend!

3)  Stay on schedule for the rest of the week for my Les Mills Combat program. – Completed!

4)  Help my friend, Jennifer have a FUN!, first 5k on Saturday and help her accomplish her goal of running the WHOLE thing. –Completed!!!!!!  YAY!

5)  Blog AT LEAST 3 times. – I only got 2 in.

6)  Continue reading my new book “The Compound Effect” and learn something new from it (Challenge Goal).  – Completed!

7)  Enjoy a trip to the Tulsa State Fair this week. – Completed!

 

This week’s  goals:

1)  Run at LEAST 4 times.

2)  Take at LEAST 3 walks with the family, will shoot for even a bike ride this weekend, weather permitting.

3)  Stay on schedule for the rest of the week with training.

4)  Blog at LEAST 3 times.

5)  Drink at LEAST 60 oz starting TODAY!

6)  Stay on task with my business planning.