Monday, August 29, 2011




Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.







Only three days of "summer" left before my kids head back to school. This will be the first time in seven years that I actually have a large chunk of time to myself. Uh oh. My "stay at home with the kids" gig suddenly has a new twist. There are three things that are foremost in my mind when I think of this...............


(1) I should get a paying job. There is much guilt that comes with the fact that my husband will still get up early to go to work every morning, but here I will be sending the kids off to school, then going back home for my second (or fourth) cup of coffee? How is that fair?

(2) It's time to tackle the never ending household projects list. Most of which involves organizing, organizing and more organizing. There's a lot that needs to be done. Believe me.

(3) I now have NO excuse not to exercise. (You had to know I was going to mention running now, didn't you?) As I look back at the summer I realize that while my family and I had great fun, there was not a lot of running done and even less tennis played. I faithfully set my alarm for 5 am many (many) mornings this summer. I think I actually got up for three of those times. Needless-to-say I have a lot of catching up to do. So until I resolve problem number one and begin tackling problem number two, I can at least work on number three, right? Sneakers, here I come!

Previously on Mainely Running