why I work out in the morning // weekend

August 15, 2016

Today I was off from work, rather randomly.  I had actually taken off because A had a dentist appointment and because August just looked rather bleak with no holidays or breaks built in*.  I didn’t wake up early to run because a) I figured I’d have all day! with childcare! and b) I drank some rosé the night before and then stayed up to watch the Olympics, which was 100% worth it but yeah, I was tired.

Guess what, I didn’t run today.  Our nanny had planned to whisk the kids away to her house, but Annabel wanted to stay with me and I didn’t have the heart to refuse, as one on one time together really is pretty rare.  And in the end, it was a lovely day (we went to the museum, baked cookies together, swam**), but honestly would have been a nearly perfect day had I started with the workout I had planned.  Maybe someday I’ll learn . . .

AAAAAND speaking of workouts:  WHO IS MOTIVATED BY THE OLYMPICS!?  Me ME MEEE!  I mean obviously I am not motivated to be an Olympian but it’s just so inspiring to watch these amazing athletes that it makes me want to get closer to my own physical peak, even if it’s a really really low one.   I am really getting the marathon itch and will consider for spring.  Maybe I could train for the Miami half (I really enjoy that race and did it in 2015 and 2016 so far) and then do a full in March or April.  It is 100% better to train during the winter months here, so that timing would make sense.  I just have to figure out whether I could realistically fit in those long runs.  Honestly I think I could but . . . I don’t know.  The rest of the day I don’t know if I could survive chasing after A&C!

Maybe I’ll just do the half again and wait another year.  But getting my workouts done in the morning – that’s just a necessity no matter what.


bday party bliss


wearing 2 different shoes, don’t even ask

brainstorming weekend planning

mine & Annabel’s

yes Cameron was here this weekend too!  
(he’s hard to photograph though – usually a BLUR)

fishing @ Miami Children’s Museum 

cheerleading tutorial!

Minnie Mouse exhibit had both kids captivated for a good 20 minutes

Gretchen Rubin interviewed in Flow magazine

baking project today

* although we ended up planning Legoland after I had already booked today, so today felt especially luxurious

** she can swim now!  I learned today that it’s incredibly fun and relaxing to swim with a child who can swim.  Basically the total opposite of swimming with a child who cannot . . .


  • Reply Brittnie March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Camille would go NUTS over that Minnie Mouse exhibit. 🙂

    Glad you enjoyed a nice day with your girl!

  • Reply Sara B. March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    That’s what I did last year – mid-winter half-marathon (in mid-December) and an April full. The tough part is finding a good race – most of the Florida marathons are in January and February, and the spring is a little thin nationally, unless you’re fast (Boston) or plan ahead well. So: look now! (I ran a marathon at home in Kansas – the weather was good, the hills were not, no one who isn’t from Kansas wants to go there.)

  • Reply Ana March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Sounds like a lovely day! Its nice to get one on one time. I wish my kids could swim. It IS stressful swimming with a non-swimmer! Last week I did similar "ideal weekday/weekend" in my planner and it was really fun to do and made me think a bit. (not as pretty as yours, by any means)
    Its hard to watch the Olympics without cable. I’ve watched some youtube clips of highlights with the kids but thats it.

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