Sunday, May 23, 2010

Back to School

Bug smells the flowers he gave me for Mother's Day

So I head back to school tomorrow morning. For 2 1/2 weeks. Let's just say we DEFINITELY timed things up better this time!

I'm feeling really calm and ready to go back. The first time was really, really rough--I was still pretty sleep-deprived, it was my first year teaching a very challenging class, and I wasn't sure if I should be a working mommy. Now, I feel a sense of peace knowing without a doubt that I should be a working mommy. It took me a bit to figure it out, but now I know, and it feels pretty good. I don't have to go through that struggle of "is this right?" again. Not to say it will be easy tomorrow--I am sure there might be a few tears in the morning on my drive in. But knowing it's right makes it a little easier.

Bean and I enjoying a Mommy and Me Yoga Class

I'm excited to see my students again, even though it's only for a few days before we are all off again. And I'm really excited to start training with the Evotri Kids again this summer. I wasn't sure if I could pull off two babies, my training, and training the kids, but I had a few revelations about how to make it a bit more streamlined and efficient, and I am pumped UP. I'll be meeting with some of the girls next Wednesday, and hopefully touching base with the other school that week, too. It will be so much fun to train with the girls this summer--and thankfully this time I won't be dealing with morning sickness and trying not to puke! BONUS!

In training news, I am still a good 23 pounds up from where I started...but 40 down. Not too bad for 12 weeks out, but still quite a ways to go. However, Tubby can still run! I had a great 7 mile tempo run yesterday and it felt freaking awesome. I managed to hold 2 miles at around 8:20, which is not my normal tempo pace but relatively speaking is pretty darn fast right now for me. :) I'm looking forward to getting back in the pool here soon, and picking up my new bike at the shop in the next few days!

Spinning and strength have helped me a lot and my clothes are FINALLY starting to least enough for me to piece together 9 days worth of work-appropriate outfits. I was a little afraid I'd have to wear yoga pants to work...but luckily my flab is starting to melt off a bit and I can (sorta) squeeze into a few things again!

Between training the girls, spending time with my two kiddos, and training myself...this summer's gonna seriously rock.


Christi said...

Your kids are beautiful!

Jen said...

Good luck with your return! I hope the next two weeks fly by:-)

Janet Edwards said...

Awwwe, what cutie pies! Lucky you...summer break will be here before you know it! We need to meet up soon!

Pharmie said...

You definitely sound better and happier than the last time around. I hope it goes well for you! Oh, and that pic of bean is SO cute!