I’ve been taking a blogging break recently…as is evidenced by only one post in the past week.
For a few reasons.
One – I have numerous new gadgets to play with so I’ve been busy being all outdoorsy and stuff.
Okay, so I’m probably using about 1/100th of the capabilities of said gadgets since I’ve barely made it through page 1 of the user manuals on any of them, but they are all getting a lot of use nonetheless.
My goal (sooner rather than later!) is to really learn about the Garmin Forerunner 305 and report back on all its cool features. 🙂
Two – I began training this week for this…
yup, a triathlon.
A sprint triathlon which consists of a 5k run, 1k ocean swim and a 25k bike ride.
Please notice the clear distinction between the words “training for” and “signed up for” a triathlon.
I have no idea if I can actually do it.
Did I mention that I don’t own a bike?
And that my birthday just passed and I got totally spoiled and there is noooo way I can afford a new bike right now?
Oh ya…and my level of preparedness for swimming
consists of a tankini with a swim skirt (you know, to hide the jiggles), no goggles, and no swim cap….
And the lack of ability to swim.
I always thought I could swim…I really did.
My parents had a pool at our house growing up. I spent my childhood in the pool. I could go with ease from one end to the other.
Well, holding my breath and swimming entirely underwater.
I guess in all those years, I never really LEARNED to swim. Not efficient lap-type swimming anyway.
So I’ve been practicing my swimming…(well one time so far counts right?)
I felt really bad for all the serious swimmers in the neighborhood pool at 6 am this morning who had their relaxing swim thrown off by my excessive splashing and general flailing about.
Except for the guy who yelled at me for gasping so insanely loudly for each breath AND almost entering his lane.
Okay, that didn’t really happen, but I wouldn’t have been surprised if it had.
In the spirit of positive self talk, I’ve got a lot of improving to do. 🙂
Three – I’ve been spending lots of time with this beautiful little girl…who is ten months old today:
she now eats turkey and cheese for lunch instead of
that silly jar of baby food that is meant for babies (not big girls):
I cannot believe 10 months has gone by so quickly!
And now that we are planning to move back to NY in a few months
and I will possibly be (hopefully!)
working in the fall (if I can somehow manage to get a teaching job!)
I will no longer be able to be a stay at home mom.
Definitely sad about that fact.
Soooo…I’m blogging less and playing with my little McGee more
and trying to enjoy every little second of this life I get to live!