Thursday, August 28, 2014


Yesterday, I got up at 5:45am, made coffee, made my daughter's lunch for camp, ate breakfast, checked email, did something else that I can't remember, made more coffee, dropped my daughter off at camp, came back home, told my younger daughter she could put a movie on, crawled back into bed, closed my 20 pound eyelids and tried to take a power nap.  At 9:30am.  Unfortunately, the coffee worked directly against my sleeping efforts, but just resting still felt good.  I haven't felt this wiped since I was waking up with my girls multiple times a night when they were newborns.  And that was mad crazy tired.  So what gives?  I gave it some thought (didn't have to give it much).  Here's what I came up with:

Clover, 11 weeks

1. Last week, we got a new puppy.  It was a total spur of the moment decision.  And slightly ridiculous.  We already have a 13 year old black lab, Lucy, who is a dream dog.  Why we thought it would be a good idea to add a puppy to the mix at this point, well, I really have no idea.  We just did.  She's so damn cute and she's pretty well behaved.  But, she does get up at 2:00am every night to use the bathroom.  Every night.  So, there's that.

Taken by Grace, my 7 year old
(who then asked if I was okay)

2. On Monday morning I ran a 20 miler, which took me about 3 hours.  It was my third of five 18+ milers, which I'm doing in preparation for the Mohawk Hudson Marathon in October.  That (☝) is how I felt after said run.  And, really, how I've been feeling on a regular basis in general.  It's marathon training.  It is what it is.


3. And last, but not least, our LHS XC season is officially underway.  As of today, I have 76 girls on my roster.  Yes, 76.  I am both floored and thrilled.  Of course, after several weeks of perfect running weather, dear old Mother Nature decided to remind us that it's still summer by throwing out temps in the 90s every day this week.  Good, good times.  I definitely get a short burst of energy when I'm with these young whipper snappers, but by the time I'm back home, I'm dragging again.  Too bad we can't bottle that.

I'm a mom, a coach, and a marathon runner.  So, yes, this is my life right now.  I'm tired.  I'm a little crazy.  I'm really happy.  And I'm lucky as hell.  I'll take it.  Life is short.  There's time to rest later.

Listen to this:
I Might Survive - Architecture in Helsinki  


  1. That puppy is dreamy. They're almost more work than a kid (I can say that because I have a 12 week old baby and a 5 year old puppy baby!) I love your outlook.

    1. You definitely get more credit with that baby, Kristin! Puppies can be left at home. Babies, not so much. :) You've got your hands full!!