Hi guys! How have you been? As you can probably tell, I’ve been a little busy and not blogging a much. It’s just getting harder and harder to find the time. What happened? Well, I think the biggest thing is MiniE got a big girl bed. Now she expects me to lay there with her till she falls asleep which doesn’t sound like it would be a big deal except as any parent will tell you, if you find ourself in a bed anytime after 7:00 pm, you can pretty much guarantee that it will result in immediate sleep. It’s so hard to pry myself out of her brand new full size bed.
SO, the time I would normally spend talking to you has since been reduced. I know I’m going to have to correct this at some point. It isn’t necessarily the right way for her to fall asleep but I look at this as precious time with my baby. …in other news….
Ever since I got back from California for a fast but fun race-cation, it’s taken me a little while to bounce back into a routine. It kind of feels like you would after training and finishing a marathon. Couple that with crazy work demands and it’s just been tough but last week was good and I’m hoping this week is a little better.
I’ve been doing some reading actually. My boss gave me this book called GRIT and it’s amazing! It’s all about how talent isn’t a guarantee for success and how it has to be coupled with a drive and a passion. It’s a message that resonates with me. I was never in the accelerated classes in school (although I feel like I could’ve). I was never the star athlete but I always tried my hardest. IF it was a goal, I gave it everything I had and that’s how I feel about running. I KNOW I could get faster. I KNOW I could run longer but for me, it takes a lot of time to see improvements. And it’s just not a goal I’m interested in pursuing right now. I still love running but I’m just enjoying the journey and the joy that comes from it. My drive, my motivation right now is focused on my career and family. If an opportunity came along that would put that goal back into focus I would jump on it but right now, I’m good.
Add to all the “normal” chaos of life that we’re redoing our kitchen and you can see why my bandwidth is a little limited.
But even with all that, I’m keeping it in perspective and looking ahead. Cherishing the time on the trail, relaxing at the pool and cuddling a kiddo (or two). Life is good and I’m in a good place.
Here’s hoping you are too!