Ramblings for the day……
13 days ago Colton was born. It marks the first day that I have had all three children all day long. I’d like to say that I am dressed, or that the house is clean, or that even all the kids are dressed. I am not, it is not and they are not.
Chloe at age four is only 19 months or so older than Miles. They are both at challenging ages. [I know some would argue that every age is a challenge] I feel like I have gotten nothing done today. It’s not that I have done nothing – I have done a TON.
All three of them decided 5:30 am was a good time to get up this morning. I needed to enter this day cheery in order to keep my patience and sanity for as long as possible – I did not let the early wake up call get me frustrated. I’m trying to roll with the punches as they say……[who is they?]
Miles and Chloe keep waking Colton up. Colton wants to be held – I don’t blame him. The dogs are constantly barking. My patience is there but it’s starting to get thin.
After much thought I’m going to have to become an early morning runner – say 4 am. [Anyone want to join me?] Or a night time runner – say 8 pm. [night motivation is hard to find] This will be a challenge. I will adapt. I will figure it out.
Did I mention that I signed up for the Boston Marathon? Less than 5 months till race day. For some reason the phrase – GO HARD OR GO HOME is coming to mind……I’m telling myself today nothing worth it is ever easy – I need to go hard. My life doesn’t seem easy, my kids are not easy, my running is not easy – but it’s all worth it.
On a positive note – I’ve lost 22 lbs in 13 days!!