Saturday, May 31, 2008

This week has been a little nuts. I think of it as the "storm before the calm." All hell seems to break loose the last 2 weeks or so of school, and meetings, grades, paperwork, projects, and tests just pile up like crazy. So, I'm trying to squeeze in my workouts as much as I can.


It doesn't help that JayZ (who, from now on will be referred to as what I actually call him--The Little Bug) decided it would be a perfect week to test how fast Mommy and/or Daddy can come running in the night. We've come to the conclusion that this is just a little "I'm-almost-8-months-I-wonder-how-much-I-can-manipulate-them" testing. We (gasp) decided to turn the monitor off. My buddies with kids at work think we were crazy to still have it on, but, I don't know, what if something HAPPENS? At 1:37am? You know? ;) So it feels somewhat liberating to relinquish the monitor chain. And, we all slept like babies last night. I still can't believe how bit he is and how fast these past 8 months have gone. How does he already look like a little man? Could it be the 3 haircuts he's had already?! Or perhaps the fact that he's not yet 8 months old but comfortably wearing Size 18 months clothing? Sigh.....





I've also had a little trouble squeezing in the workouts with the Mommy Guilt. Like right now, it's Saturday morning, and I should be riding. But I didn't get to see him before school yesterday since I kissed him goodbye in his crib at 5:20am so I could hit the pool, and then after school I was wiped out and left around 7 to see a movie with Best Friend. So today, I just really wanted to hang with him. He's playing in his walker now and zooming all over the place. As soon as Matt gets up here I'm going to hop on the trainer for 2 hours, watch Lost, and then also attempt a 1 hour swim. Ugh. Tomorrow I have an hour run, a 45 minute spin, and then a friend's shower. It's hard to fit this all in, but I guess I should be pretty happy that I'm getting most of it done for now. As soon as the schedule frees up I won't have any trouble.

Things on the training front are going OK...I am anxiously awaiting my new ride, which will be here in a week! Yahoooooooooooooooooo! Swimming is coming along, although I was pretty humbled in the water last week. I deserved it, though. I had been on a pretty long hiatus from the pool, and it showed. Let's just say that Mugsy the Pug could have probably beat me in the 100 yards. Yeah, it was that bad. But this week felt much better, and for some reason swimming speed seems to come back a lot quicker for me. I'm hoping another week or two and I'll be right back up to where I should be.

Well, I hear Matt, so it's time to try and get on the trainer! Here I go...

9 comments:

tri-mama said...

For moms, trainer time totally counts :-) Have a good final week or so of school....then summer!!! I see Trisaratops running down the hall throwing papers in the air with the kids on the last day

JenC said...

I don't know how you get it all done. You are a wonder woman!

The bug is an adorable little guy!

Cara said...

I am relieved (sort of) to hear that you've been going through the hourly wake-up calls, too! Jonah's been doing that for about a week now -- maybe it is an 8-month gimmick. I haven't had the nerve to turn off the monitor yet, though.

Gotta gloat here -- I'm DONE! 2 months of freedom!! Those last two weeks were brutal, but they'll be over for you before you know it. And then WIBA will be here and our boys can meet each other. :)

triguyjt said...

The Bug is already at 18 months size.!!!??? Wow!!!!!

Do the Browns know about him???

summer recess is almost here...whooohoo

Rural Girl said...

Your little guy is soooo cute!

Kurt said...

Welcome to the balance issues! I wish I could say it gets easier but it doesn't. You will find it though.

Lana said...

Ooops..I got way behind on your blog...but huge congrats on your half mary PR! That is sooo awesome! I swear I believe in the pregnancy blood doping!

You'll figure out the balance...or maybe you'll become accustomed to the lack-there-of - I think that's what I've done!

jbmmommy said...

Handsome little guy you've got there.

Once you've think you've got the balance down, it all changes anyway. You'll get through it, good luck.

Siren said...

Last night Baby Bear slept through for the first time in nearly 3 months! He randomly decided a while back that he needed to wake up 2-5 times a night and I've been dyyyying ever since. I had to turn off the monitor about a month ago and it helped some, but omg are my fingers crossed he repeats last night's performance!

Congrats on the crawling! Baby Bear is rolling around, scooting backwards and doing the up-on-knees rocking thing. : D