Friday, June 20, 2014

School's out!

It's summer vacation!!!  

Well, that is, it's summer vacation for everyone but me.  But that's ok - a break from the endless backpack packings, dance recitals, games, and remembering which day my daughter is supposed to wear silly socks is welcome.  The last few weeks have been extremely hectic (hence me dropping this week's TriTalk Tuesday post - sorry all!).  To make the end of school hustle even worse, my work scheduled all-day business meetings the last 2 weeks.  My husband has been felled with killer poison ivy, so lots of extra house stuff is on my shoulders.  Aaaaand I was finishing up my last big workouts before the New England Trifest Oly next weekend.  Whew.
Saturday - 18 mile bike and 4 mile brick run w Gypsy
Sunday - 3.5 mile run with kids in jogging stroller (best I could do Jedi was sick)
Monday - 1.1 mile open water swim with Gypsy and Gil
Tuesday - 5 mile run with every mosquito in the world
Wednesday - 25 mile bike with Gypsy, a porcupine, and a coyote (really!)

My helper at work today
 On the athlete front - I'm good.  Hip is okayish, if I can just get rested and hydrated I'll be ready for the race.  On the life side... well.  Yeah.  Jedi is having a tough time so I've been doing double duty at work/kids/cooking etc.

I have a tendency to overdo things.  To push too hard, and do too much.  Across the board.  So with the start of summer, I'm really feeling the urge to pull back.  To let this blog go a bit (so apologies in advance if I'm quiet).  To put up the kiddie pool, stock up on popsicles (the cheap HFCS kind), feed my kids hot dogs for as many nights as they will stand it.  No summer camps.  No plans.  Just a hammock, a pool or sprinkler, some books, and summer.

I will not make special organic home-made popsicles.  The summer reading list is on the fridge - a library card will be a primary source of entertainment.  Roasting marshmallows and camping in the yard.  I will take my kids berry picking, but only when we feel like it.  Hiking will be ad hoc.  I may even toss my last Oly of the season and throw myself out to my girlfriends as a tag-along for their training plans (since they've suffered through so many of mine).

Because isn't that was summer is for???

Sadly my hammock broke right after I took this picture.
So that's one goal - go to hardware store and fix hammock!

What are your summer plans??


Courtney Fields said...

Yay! Glad things should be calming down some for you now. Happy summer =)

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes said...

Love it! Just bought some HFCS popsicles at Costco...couldn't resist, such great memories of those freeze pops! Enjoy!!

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