2) I'm working on my homemade training plan! I've decided to do it myself and am making a hybrid plan using some workouts from the FIRST plan, a few from Train Like A Mother, and toning it down to fairly moderate level, since it's my first racing season in a while and I a) don't have a lot of time and b) don't want to get injured.
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3) Speaking of time, as I was planning out my training I was realizing the other day that my 'free' (non-parenting) non-work / non-commute hours on weekdays are:
~ 5am - 6:30 am
~ 8pm - 9:30 pm
7:45 pm: A's story time. One of my favorite parts of every day.
8:00 pm: both kids are in bed. Another favorite part :) Seriously, I love both.
And that's it. Accepting this limited framework is actually pretty eye-opening. It makes me not want to waste a minute. And so far I'm continuing to do really well with my email/social media moderation project. FINALLY. YAY!
4) I'm starting to get tired of the heat. I'm headed out for a run in a moment and just checked my phone -- temp of 81F with 90% humidity; "feels like" 86F. It's 5:42 am.
5) Somehow in the midst of all of these days A&C are growing up. It is bittersweet but also exciting. A is 90% potty trained, and C is now sitting up in a high chair and backwards crawling, just like A did at his age. Just wow.