It’s been 1 week since I last posted. (Happy Birthday Ma!!)
Pretty routine around these parts….as expected from a working mother. 4am garage workouts, feed/dress son, drop off at preschool, work, pick up son, make dinner, watch tv (yeah yeah don’t judge) then bed. I’m even eating the same foods!
I need spice. I need to mix it up but at the same time I have a very hard time changing my routine. Once I get into my routine, that’s how it is. Which is why I am where I am right now. Not depressed, no. Not unhappy, no. Just need something. Something is missing.
One thing you will notice that is missing is a social life. For many working moms, their workplace is their social life. It’s how they interact with people outside their homes. I, however, work from home so I don’t have that luxury.
I DO however have the luxury of setting my own schedule (for the most part) and deciding whether or not I want to wear pants.
My hamstrings aren’t healing like I hoped they would despite the fact I’m stretching and not running. My lifts are getting incredibly weaker (I missed a #135 clean when my last PR was #175). Makes me wonder, did I hit my prime? Am I done with that part of my life? Do I need to take up Tai Chi and water aerobics?
Goes without saying that my plans to run the Marine Half Marathon are out along with the Trailfest in Utah.
All that said, I’m doing a bit of reflecting. Maybe I’ve just hit a temporary slump. Maybe I need to revive myself by working out with people again. Maybe I just need to find a mommy friend. After all, B is meeting all sorts of kids at preschool and having a great time. I need to do the same.
Why is meeting friends as an adult so damn hard? It feels like dating!
I’m going to have to go outside my comfort zone a little bit. Set a new challenge. Set a new goal. I’m going to see this as an exciting adventure. After all, life is one adventure after another! If my “adventure” consists of staying up an hour later to relearn how to arm knit, then so be it!