kindergarten + catchup!

August 23, 2017
Annabel started kindergarten this week.  This felt . . . momentous.  Though I did not doubt that she was ready, she just seemed so young to be releasing into a real school filled with hundreds of bigger kids.  I mean — some of them already have HORMONES and are taller than me (not the kindergarteners, thankfully)!  I had heard tales of homework and tests in kindergarten in our area, and it all sounded intimidating.
I tried to keep things light and positive but I am pretty sure she either picked up on my anxieties or just sensed that something big was coming.  There were some last-minute tears on day one, but I am thrilled to say that yesterday’s drop-off went 8000 times better, and she scampered off to her room to do her homework (yes) with zero prodding yesterday.
Let’s just hope this lasts.  For the next 13+ years πŸ™‚
Cameron was very very jealous that he didn’t get to go too (his preschool doesn’t start until next week).  I anticipate fewer nerves the 2nd (and 3rd) time around!

Page 1 (of 2) of kindergarten HW
Other notable events included the solar eclipse, which happened on the same day (symbolic? Perhaps!).  This was our version, since I never ended up procuring glasses:
projected onto paper
I did really appreciate how the eclipse was one of those rare events shared across much of the country that was actually fun and enjoyable for pretty much everyone.  I can’t think of many others.  It was also interesting (and terrifying) to think about how few of these we get in a human lifetime.  The US will get another one in 2024, but in FL, we won’t be on any eclipse path until 2045!  Incredible.
I’m back to work today after a few days away from the routine to focus on A’s start of the school year.    Off to do my usual Weds home barre3 routine.  Catchup workout report below!

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Workouts 8.14 – 8.20
Pregnancy week #24

M – rest
T – run outside, 82F and humid at 6:30 am.  15 min run / 3 min walk / 15 min run / 3 min walk / 6 min run.  Average 11:36/mi for total, 10:45/mi for the run portions.  Still hot & uncomfortable out there.
W – Barre3 30 min weekly workout
R – 40 min treadmill run/walk.  10 min run / 2 min walk / 8 min run / 2 min walk / 6 min run / 2 min walk / 4 min run / 2 min walk / 2 min run / 2 min walk.  Paces for run 5-5.5 mph.
F – 35 min treadmill run/walk.  8 min run / 2 min walk x 3.5.  5 mph on running portions.
S – not feeling great, rest
S – Barre3 40 min workout
TOTAL – run x 3 / barre x 2 / ~10 mi total