Hello and happy Monday! I am back at work after a kid-heavy weekend -- Josh was working, and I was off, which does not happen very often these days*. We actually had a great weekend, but I was DONE by last night at around 6 pm.
Home kid-life is however falling into a really nice rhythm lately. Morning workouts (stuck to my early schedule both days), active kid time in AM, still a solid nap for C in the afternoon, and then time hanging out at home in the later afternoon/evening. We live in an active Zika zone ("home-grown" cases literally in our neighborhood) but I just couldn't keep them indoors. We put on some DEET and got out. Interestingly I am the only one who got bitten (mosquito magnet here. AGH).
Some updates . . .
Half marathon pre-training is in full swing. I hit 20 miles last week for the first time in a while, including my first interval run in a long time. I am still running really slowly (my normal everyday run pace used to be around 9:00/mi and now it's been hovering around 10:00/mi) and hoping that my speed picks up as I get used to 5+ mile runs.
Monday - 5 miles 10:13/mi ave, 79F
Tuesday - Barre3 30 min weekly workout (this killed me, was super sore)
Weds - Interval run, total 4.6 mi, 800m x 4 at 8:08 - 8:22/mi, recovery between each, a cool 75F!
Thurs - REST
Friday - Long run on the treadmill (lightning outside :( ). 6.6 miles in 70 minutes while listening to Another Mother Runner podcast. NOTE - I am so impressed at how accurate my Garmin is for indoor splits just by arm cadence/acceleration alone!
Saturday - Barre3 30 min weekly workout. Annabel woke up and did the end w/ me.
Sunday - 4 mi on treadmill (Josh was sleeping after working late and I wanted to be there in case kids woke up). 9:57/mi
Playdates. So, playdates rule. Annabel had a friend over on Sunday. They totally entertained themselves coloring, playing dressup, and making a magnatile castle. In the time that she was here, I sorted all the mail, planned for the upcoming week, cleaned up, did laundry, and made muffins. Basically the other 4 year old was like a free babysitter :) (Of course I was supervising. But they were so good I didn't have to do anything! On that note I am grateful for a very open plan not-so-huge house so I can basically oversee everything from anywhere).
Muffins. As mentioned -- I baked again :) I made another Run Fast Eat Slow recipe, the banana spelt muffins! They were awesome.
Fall. So no, it doesn't feel like fall here. (And it won't until November). But I am soooo in a cozy mood. I just want to hunker down, light candles, and eat pumpkin everything. Maybe it's the longer nights!?
GTD. My GTD system is still going strong. I feel like I have found planner peace! And I have stuck to the weekly review pretty religiously these days. I know I owe you all some posts about my current methods (I was reminded of this specific fact during my weekly review, in fact). I will do an update this week.
Reading. OMG I just bought the next book for the book club that I'm in -- Here I Am (Jonathan Safran Foer) and it's HUGE! I am determined to finish it in time, so I will try to take advantage of my current cozy leanings and get into it.
Debates tonight. I almost can't watch, politics are stressing me out too much. But I guess I will try.
* He has ~13 call weekends a year and I have ~11, so there are really only 2 where he is working and I'm not ever since we synced up our call schedules!