Sunday, May 23, 2010
Back to School
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.
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 fit...at 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.