This is one of those times where I'm getting close to the edge of that slippery slope where running is taking a backseat to other things in my life.
I actually don't mind, which isn't a good thing.
I'm dreading Weigh In Wednesday tomorrow. Anyone want to skip it this week?? Just kidding. Well, maybe not.
This is a busy time of year for me. It's always busy, but for some reason in the spring, there are extra things to take care of, with the kids, with Mike, with the house. A male friend said to me recently, "I just don't get what you DO all day." Instead of dumping my glass of wine over his head, I said, "What DON'T I do all day?"
Take Friday for example:
I'm up when Mike gets ready for work. I wake up Luke, while Mike puts on one of the clean work shirts that I always have hanging in the closet for him.
I take the dog outside, before even having coffee.
Eliza comes downstairs. I help the kids get ready for school, make breakfast, Luke's lunch (actually, Friday was pizza day, so he bought). Luke gets on the bus, I take Eliza to school. I feed the dog and the fish.
Normally I would get online for a while, and either do some laundry, clean the kitchen, vacuum, go for a run, or take the dog for a long walk, or shower. Or pay bills, or make a grocery list, or a To Do list, then do it. If Eliza is home we play, or go to the library, or the park, or bouncy house. But Friday was our neighborhood garage sale, so I hauled everything onto the driveway, and tried to get rid of as much stuff as possible.
Time to pick up Eliza, started bringing things inside that I didn't want stolen, when my neighbor drove by and offered to pick E up. Yes, thank you!
Mike said he would be home around 12:30 to help with the sale. He got home at 1:45.
I walked the dog.
Sold some more, then I went inside, took a shower. Went to the grocery store to buy food for Luke's birthday party and for our dinner (salmon burgers with avocado, salsa, and lettuce, with a side of roasted cauliflower).
Came home to see some of the neighborhood kids playing with L&E in the yard. Sent them home, made the kids dinner, while making my famous red potato salad, and a birthday cake. While cleaning the kitchen.
Walked the dog. Fed the dog.
Got the kids into the shower, ready for bed. Settled them down with a TV show and snack.
Opened a bottle of wine. Looked for cake decoration ideas online.
Put the kids to bed after their whole bedtime routine.
Finished decorating cake. Had dinner with Mike. He made the burgers, I made the cauliflower.
Remembered that we had to wrap birthday presents. Mike wrapped.
Went to bed at 11:30, got up the next day and started all over again.
You can see I didn't get any physical activity in, but I was pretty tired by the end of the day. Luckily I got to go for a bike ride AND a run on Mother's Day, but today I don't feel like doing anything.
I haven't had a motivation slump in a while, but I've got to snap to it.
Someone give me a kick in the pants.