What am I getting myself into?

Right now I’m wondering if I’m really ready for this? I’m so not a “blogger”. I’m not very computer savvy. I get bored easily and have a pile of magazines that haven’t been touched. My house is a mess. My pregnancy scrapbook is sitting untouched since I gave birth to my boys (yes, yes, I know they’re almost 16 months old). Pictures from Christmas FINALLY just made it on my computer. Ugh. Adding one more thing to my list doesn’t really sound like the smartest idea anymore. But, my whole purpose of this blog is to document my journey towards finding the balance. I just need to keep focused on the goal.

Here’s a little update on how the weekend went down. I know you all want to catch up. That’s funny (since no one even knows that this blog exists yet).

Saturday was nuts. I taught my boot camp class in the morning and then off to the YMCA to teach my other classes. Then to La Jolla (not a fun drive by the way) to pick up my race packet. Felt a little guilty for buying myself some $20 sunglasses, but they made me really happy the next morning during the race when I could actually see instead of staring at fogged up lenses.

We all went to a BBQ Saturday night. It’s so hard to enjoy myself while chasing my boys all over the place making sure they don’t get into anything that they shouldn’t. I lost focus for a minute and a guy was yelling at me from across the yard to tell me that Joaquin was eating sidewalk chalk. Nice. Earlier in the week I was putting the new “big boy” car seats in the car and a woman in her van yelled down at me to ask if that was my baby in the street. What the? Not good. Joaquin must have seriously booked it up the hill to get up there so fast. Man, oh man, never a dull moment. Mother of the year award goes to…….

Anyway…. La Jolla Half was great. The weather was great. I got a little ambitious at the beginning of the race, and then about mile 9 a ran out of gas a bit. I’m blaming it on the fact that I was up until 1:00 am Friday trying to get this blog started. 1:43:21. Not my best, but that’s okay. Love, love, love that I had my boys and my amazing parents at the finish line waiting for me.

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The rest of the day was filled with the boys and I cleaning, doing laundry, baking low-fat red velvet cookies (don’t worry- the recipe will be on here soon), more laundry, and another BBQ.

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It’s weird not having an upcoming race in the next month or so. I’m already feeling a little restless. I’m going to make this blog my new “training”. Instead of training for a race I’m figuring out how to be a blogger. Ha! Good luck Kristin. You should probably just stick to running.

Time for bed. I need to rest (physically and mentally). I’m going to attempt to sleep in tomorrow. I tried this morning, but was up on the treadmill at 6 am. Problems.

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