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.
* 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 . . .