Thursday, May 23, 2013


I was never a runner, and I never really had any desire to be one, but after my ex left, I started running. It was therapeutic in many ways- I felt stronger physically and mentally.  I was able to see progress- running further and faster.  And I started signing up for races.  (I wrote about my first one here.)

Last weekend, JD ran his first race: a half mile fun run before a charity 5k I was running. He was so proud of himself, and I know the feeling.  I'm glad we could share our race day, and I hope there are many more!

I was so afraid that he would run to me when he saw me along the route, but he didn't even acknowledge me!  He's such a little competitor.

kids first race
He wanted to run in his hat and sweatshirt.  It was raining, so I really couldn't argue.

This weekend I'll be at the Long Island Adventure Race, and next weekend it's a Spartan! Join me?

Monday, May 20, 2013

I Can Smell Summer

With just a little more than a month left in the school year, I have never been antsier for summer in my life.  I've been taking the boys to the beach in the afternoons after work, and just can not contain my excitement for all the things I want to do this summer.  Beach! Pool! Camping! Concerts! Road trips! Spray park! DISNEY WORLD! And clean out my closets. Take 10 months worth of pictures off memory cards.  Exercise. Blog!

kids on beachWorking full time has pretty much kicked my butt.  I'm still struggling with the mommy guilt- attempting desperately to make my time with the boys as memorable and awesome as it was when I was a SAHM.  Add a stressful divorce into the mix, and I'm proud I haven't completely lost my mind.  The part that has really made blogging so impossible lately though? Dating.

Blogging and dating just don't mix.   At least easily.  I knew it as soon as my boyfriend pointed out that I'm on my phone whenever he leaves the room.  I certainly can't read ALL THE BLOGS and check twitter, facebook, instagram... And if I bust out a post after the boys are in bed on weeknights, that takes precious sentence forming brain power away from flirty phone conversations.  My time with the boys is precious, and they deserve my full attention.  And once they're asleep or spending time with their dad, my relationship deserves the same.  Don't get me wrong- I have me "me time", but blogging doesn't top going for a run or getting a manicure right now.

So while I think about my bloggy friends and my little blog each day, summer will be our time.  

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