Five Things I'll Do This Summer
1. Volunteer at a race
I've yet to do this, and I think it would be a great experience. My swim coach Gill asked if I'd be a swim angel at a race in early September. Now that I'm so much more comfortable in the water, I think it's be amazing to help others who are where I was a year ago.
2. Hike more
The kids legs are getting longer, and after the last couple of years where they've been too big to carry and yet to small to cover any reasonable distance, I think it's time. My little girl really wants to try backpacking. I might take her for an overnight on the MidState Trail at some point this summer.
3. Log more time in the hammock
Seriously. This is real goal. I got this bad boy for Mother's Day last year. Guess how many times I've used it? Hint - fingers of one hand. Guess how many times my kids have used it? Many more.... I really, truly need to relearn how to slow down and enjoy down time.
4. Make time for bike dates
My husband and I both really like to ride. Last summer we had the luxury of a regular babysitter every Wednesday night. Those were some of the best weeks we've had in years. We rode to the top of Mt. Wachusett on our anniversary and took photos in the same spot that we were married 8 years before. It was really nice. I need to work on finding another regular babysitter to make nights like this happen again. Any takers???
5. Spectate IronMan Lake Placid!
I'm actually really excited about this one. Instead of our usual family vacation destination, I convince my family to go to Lake Placid to watch my coach take on IMLP! Sheriff and I are old friends from childhood, so I also convinced a few of our other high school friends to come up for a long weekend. A little mini high school reunion. It's a beautiful area - I'm looking forward to hiking with the kids, reconnecting with old friends, and supporting my coach. I suppose the weekend will be a little less restful for him, what with the race.... but it should be amazing to watch!