THE END IS IN SIGHT!
and I’m ready. While it hasn’t been unbearable, I just need (NEED) a break. Knowing that at any minute — and throughout every night — I just might be paged is fine for a few days, and then it just starts to get hard.
Luckily, there are only 2 more nights left! This was an annoying weekend in that I was on call (and had new consults both days) and Josh was on call too, for the afternoons and overnights. Note to self: never attempt to do that again without childcare. It was too stressful and too tiring.
On the plus side, we had some lovely family moments. And I survived a trip to a party 45 minutes away by myself with both kids (WITH a last minute Whole Foods stop to pick up the components of a cheese plate). I have to say that bringing both kids with me pretty much anywhere still makes me anxious.* Will this wear off . . . ever?
In other news, I think I might try something radically different this week and attempt evening workouts, just as an experiment. I know I said that I “couldn’t” do them, but several of you made the excellent point that it’s a lot more predictable that both children will be asleep at, say, 8:30 pm compared with 5:30 am. The only downside is that I probably won’t want to run outside in the dark, but seeing as our morning weather looks like this right now:
. . . I wouldn’t really be missing out on much.
Tips? Those of you that exercise at night, do you eat dinner superlate (like 9 pm)? If I do that I will need to eat something pretty substantial before that or I cannot imagine having the energy to do anything.
I work out in the AM after just coffee, but I’m never that hungry at 5:30 am.
* About what, you might ask? That one of them might have a crying fit/tantrum, that one of them (A) might try to run off, that one of them will fall or hurt themselves while I am dealing with the other one, that one of them will make some horrific mess (on themselves or someone else), that I will be without something essential — continue ad nauseum.
workouts: 3.6 miles (in the above weather) on Saturday at 9:35/mi average, 30 minutes of a barre3 workout today
interesting: A Diet of Distraction
positive: I got in lots of lovely snuggle time with C today.
picture: The blur doing a somersault on the mat is Annabel! I’m so proud 🙂