I have no idea where time goes these days. I feel like I’m living in a work – exercise – eat – sleep – laundry – blah cycle.

I’m happy, just BUSY. Self-care is taking a little bit of a hit right now, but only in that I wish I had more time for fun adventures (i.e., traveling). Right now, I’m settling for a more laid-back (though critical, for me) version – daily exercise, 8-9 hours of sleep each night, decent food and time at home disconnected from the world.

It’s fine and all is well, but I also just spent quite a bit of time researching and planning a weekend trip to Puerto Rico. It probably won’t happen anytime soon – but I like to have an escape in my back pocket.
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The running program has been going for 3 weeks now and I still completely love it.

I swear to god I have no idea what has happened to me.

I got up at 7am this morning and went to the group and jogged 2.25 miles IN THE RAIN like it was nothing – and then did the core circuit workout part without dying, too.

I originally started out in the lower level program designed for people who are training for their first 5k (or who can’t easily already run 3 miles), but it turned out to be too easy. I’ve bumped up to a slightly watered down version of the novice speed training program and I’m much more challenged.

Jon’s doing the intermediate level of the speed program and is enjoying it, too.

I think the group aspect is really paying off for me. Everyone is very nice and motivated and upbeat and all that. It’s nice to work out with other people – yet completely do my own thing with no pressure or competition. The program is very well run and organized, too. Excellent coaches.

I have no idea what possessed me to spontaneously sign up to do something I have historically despised, but I am SO GLAD I had a moment of pure craziness back in December.

(Stole this from twitter – the small group that showed up at the optional core class last week.)

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Jon and I have signed up to run another 5k next weekend. He’s much faster than me and averages about 28-29 minutes right now, so he’s going to do his own thing and I’m going to do mine and we’ll see what happens.
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I’ve been bouncing between 159-162 since I last posted (weighed 162 this morning). My body is seriously comfortable at this weight and I’m totally ok with that right now.

I’m running 4 days a week, doing Body Flow once or twice each week and doing the core circuit thing with the running group one night a week (plus a shorter version after each Saturday morning run).

I’ve dropped a pants size (or could if I were willing to actually buy new pants), so there you go.
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Other than that work – exercise – eat – sleep – laundry – blah cycle, not much has been happening.

Jon’s been brewing beer. I think he has another batch coming up tomorrow.

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Henry was finally released from his cone yesterday. We’re still on a time consuming eye drops schedule, but he has recovered very well.

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AND! Jon’s child #4 (his youngest) graduated from HS last night.

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She wound up with just about a completely full ride (various athletic and academic scholarships) to a small private school she chose.

We met her for breakfast this morning after our running group, so we were sweaty + wet from the rain + tired (though Jon had planned ahead and brought a dry shirt). She went to a senior night thing at a local sports complex after graduation last night, so she’d slept about 3 hours. We all rallied, though.

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(cinnamon raisin french toast)

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I’m really very happy for her. She’s a great kid.

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