WHEW. It has been a week. On the downside, the kids have been sleeping like $(*&@# (both a little sick, including some fun wheezing for C). On the upside, C has been using the potty like a champ! Woohoo!!
I am on call and planning on a late-ish night at work, but wanted to take a quick break to check in first.
Running: I ran a 5K last weekend and placed 3rd in my age group!! I ran 24:40 or 7:56/mi which is not exactly blazing but I was very happy to be sub-8. I am definitely getting a little bit faster than I was a few months ago. I love that about running - seeing/feeling improvements is just so much fun and rewarding. I know I will have to adjust my expectations as I get older (and older . . .) but I don't think I'll ever tire of picking a goal and going for it. Also, running endorphins are real. I am so much happier when I run.
Kids: I registered A for kindergarten. KINDERGARTEN. It was traumatic, honestly. She will be going to the same (public) elementary school that Josh went to, which is pretty crazy! Apparently there is a lot of homework. I am concerned but . . .we'll just have to see how it goes!
Excellent podcasts episodes of late:
We may have to consider an allowance for the kids soon!
- On Horses and Beatles: A conversation with Real Estate - All Songs Considered
Because I love the band Real Estate, and loved them even more after this podcast.
- Matthieu Ricard, French Monk and 'World's Happiest Person' - 10% Happier
Though this had the side effect of making me feel like I should go vegetarian (for ethical world-saving reasons) even though I actually do not WANT to. But maybe I could go somewhat veg.
Work: On call. Not feeling too stressed out yet. Maybe this will be the week I find call zen . . .