I forgot what it's like to have free time. It's really strange, and for some reason, I feel a bit unsettled.
I am back on my scheduled chore days. Yes, I am just that anal. I mop on Monday, vaccum every third day, dust every Tuesday, etc. Although, Matt is still doing the laundry and all the outside work--he loves landscaping--which is great, since I hate doing laundry and I think I could possibly kill a dandilion without even trying. :) I sort of miss having an excuse to not do chores.
Monday night me and my 2 boys (Matt and Mugsy) made s'mores since it was too cold and wet (AGH! Madison flashback!) to do it Saturday night with friends. Mmmmm. So good.
I've been able to get to school early and help some students and run a few meetings with the clubs I advise. No problem. No wet hair, not frantically running in 5 minutes late with excuses.
I am totally on top of my lesson plans and all my papers to grade. I am getting them all done at school, and I even have time to make some parent phone calls, look for new lessons, etc.
I've read a few magazines. Runner's World (there is a HOT picture of Lance and Matthew McConaughey, my ex-boyfriend along with Eddie Vedder, running shirtless. Shoulda been the cover.), Cooking Light, Outside, Women's Health.
I've been reading up on Hawaii and especially Maui, with a few books my mom and Kelly gave me. Trying to think of fun things to do--trying some mountain biking and surfing are high on my list.
I've been listening to some podcasts (big fans of InTransit Duo! Check 'em out!) , going to bed on time, waking up at 6:30. Running up to 6-7 miles at a nice easy pace, calling some friends. Making some new recipes.
But, I feel SO disorganized.
I haven't been this "together" in 10 months. And I sort of miss running around like crazy. And swimming and biking around, too.
I know, I know...I've got plenty of time. I've got a few 5K's lined up to motivate me to try and get my speed back, since it's been on vacation all year.
But I can't stop thinking about IMFL and now even IMKY in 08. TWO YEARS AWAY! Seriously. I gotta cut this out.
I can't stop writing to my good buddy TriShannon in Denver, who just signed up for IM MOO, her first...and I love seeing how she's going through all the same stuff I was last year at this time.
I can't seem to stop reading blogs from JT and Jen about their IM training, because I'm so JEALOUS. I'm jealous they get to have their first IM in a few months. I'm jealous they get to run around like crazy and train so hard they fall asleep at night before their heads hit the pillow.
To me, that day reminds me a little of my wedding day. I planned for 9 months (actually, for my wedding I planned for 8!), thought about details, tried to get as ready as I could, and then the actual day was a blur of friends and family and excitement and eventually euphoria at the end. And in 15:32, all that planning was over.
My time obviously wasn't considered that "fast," as the winning female was 10:01. But it was quite possibly the fastest 15:32 I think I've ever experienced. And I think I sort of miss my fast-paced, slightly insane, tornado-style life I had for a little while there.
On an exciting note, my parents came over Tuesday after I ran with the Solers and surprised me with my version of an M-Dot Tattoo. I will post a pic later. It's awesome. I heart it.
OK, I'm gonna go now and grade some papers. No wait--I already did that.