Thursday, October 27, 2011

Three Things Thursday The Quick and Dirty Edition

1. I am so glad to be in the airport and know I am on the way to DC to see my girl and help out as much as I can. I can go to her doctor's appt. tomorrow and get the info about her healing process right away!  I can offer moral support if it isn't what she wants to hear but I hope it is encouraging!  I will see how in the world she is getting around the city on the crutches. I can't imagine it.  Pictures to come.
 I can't say I mind leaving the snow prediction behind either. It was spitting out snow when I left my yard this morning.  I do love the stuff but just not yet.  


2. This has been one of the most hectic weeks going.  There was so much to do at school to get ready to leave, to get ready for conferences and to just plain teach.  I love my team who has helped me out in many ways to make it easier for me to be gone.  I took my workout clothes to work yesterday as I was going to run after work.  Part way through the day I knew it wasn't going to happen.  I got to school at 7 on Tuesday and left at 5:30.  Wed. it looked like another similar day plus I had a lot to do at home. As much as I hate saying I am too busy to exercise........yesterday I was truly too busy to exercise.  Letting it go lowered my stress.  I just couldn't do it and have any time with my husband before I left and get ready.

3.  I did run on Monday on the treadmill and it was a great workout.  Then Tuesday I was back in the pool.  I went from 8 freestyle laps to 11 with all of them involving rhythmic breathing. I wore a swim cap and goggles and felt like an impostor.  Each first lap was easy but part way through the second I would find myself swallowing water.  But I could see improvements and for some strange reason I am enjoying it a lot.
I know I will swim in DC with Em so that will be fun and different for my visits there. CAN'T WAIT TO GET THERE!

14 comments:

Alisa said...

You're such a great mom! I know my mom would do the same if I was in the same situation.

Enjoy DC and leaving the snow behind and most especially being there to cheer up our girl Emily!

Kate said...

Have a wonderful visit!

I had one of those weeks last week. My only "exercise" was walking in the halls at school. There was just nothing to be done about it but breathe deep, let it go, and be glad that kind of week isn't the norm.

Kandi said...

I hope Emily gets good news too! Enjoy your time with your daughter and in DC. Will you get to see any of the marathon on Sunday?

Whitney said...

Have a good trip! Hoping Emily hears good progress on her foot. I'm sure she will love having you around for the weekend.

Christina said...

i hear you about being busy at work. I start earlier than last year and have been staying up late working on reports for conferences with the parents. Between planning for therapy, doing therapy, screening and testing and conferences, I am a little too busy to work out.

I am determine to go to bed early tonight - after I finish reading these posts.

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

Keep up the swimming... You'll get there. I keep thinking I should make time to swim.

Black Knight said...

I hope you received good news about the Emily's healing process.
Swimming is a very good activity, enjoy it.
About your question, my wife teaches italian, geography, history, grammar.

misszippy said...

You're a great mom to hop on a plane and go help Emily! I'm sure she's going to be thrilled to see you.

Bay swim, bay swim, bay swim! ; )

Marlene said...

Have a great weekend!!

Christi said...

Never feel like an imposter! If you are out there trying then you my dear are a swimmer!

Have a safe trip to DC!

Amy said...

I know what you mean about letting go of wanting to get something done, lowering your stress level. Sometimes all we need is to lower our own expectations for ourselves!
Have a safe trip, enjoy your time with Emily and hope she is feeling more mobile soon!

Char said...

Have fun in DC. I know setting up a new unit isn't necessarily fun - but you'll have your girl and there's always time to stop and get something to eat and that's fun.

Alma said...

Have a great weekend & enjoy babying your baby :)

Jennifer said...

Knowing you, you're having a great time in DC. Let's hope you don't come home to piles of snow!