One day while driving along with the kiddos, we passed two women running together on the sidewalk. Evelyn was all excited and yelled, "Look mommy, cool runner girls like you!!" :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Goodbye Rain... hopefully :)

We got a little glimpse of spring recently, and so I took the kids to the park to enjoy the beautiful, brisk day :)

Evelyn is always colder than Noah... hence the fleece-lined jeans. The kids ran around and had fun --- and I got a mini-workout by doing jumping jacks and other moves to stay warm, too!!
I am looking forward to leaving the "rainy season" behind -- and getting back into our "fun at the park" routine!! I need less rain... a little bit of sunshine... and longer days to enjoy it all (right now it is dark already when I pick up the kids from school)
I'm also in need of an exit strategy from my "funk". I need to stop turning to food (my pants are seriously getting tight, again)... and find a different outlet. I usually can work-out or run to release my stress... but with Travis traveling, and being overwhelmed with work (both job work and household work), I haven't been able to get my exercise & endorphine fix. Anyone have any alternate ideas for me???
I have a few ideas for this weekend: register for half-marathon in late April/early May, do laundry, house-cleaning, catch some extra zzzz's, and get in a nice, long run. Hope these tasks will get me back on the happy-train!!


Melissa said...

I'll be a lot happier when the sun is out more too. I can't wait for spring!

Have you tried out the stomp rocket? That's a good way to sneak in some exercise with the kids.

AJ said...

Maybe choosing a book to read, just for pleasure?? I get in the same funks. I know it's hard to find time for yourself when you're trying to watch the kids all the time. My guilty pleasure is a book, gossip magazine, or food magazine:)

Kara said...

I like to drown myself in some mindless show on tv :) It seems to clear my mind when I am in one of those funks!! Miss you!!