So I was missing from blogging all week. I know. You’re heartbroken. I didn’t think so.
The week marked my return to work and Kai’s first week at day care. We were very busy learning our new routines and trying desperately to squeeze everything in. I never imagined how much work going to day care would create. We have to wash and fill bottles, then create labels each day that comply with state regulations.
Kai also insists on wearing matching clothes each day. Ok, she has no idea, but the other kids are pretty well dressed compared to her. I don’t want her to look so schlumpy that the teachers in her class room develop a bias against her and leave her crying in the corner, hungry and with a dirty diaper. I think she cute enough to feed and change, but I probably have a bias as well.
Over the course of the week, I moved as many activities as possible to our evening routine, but somehow it still take us nearly three hours to get out the door between feeding (twice since it takes so long for us to leave), running, showering, diapers (also times two), getting dressed, and dumping our pre-made breakfast, lunch, and bottles into a cooler bag. I’m going to need to improve on that, because it is insane to wake up at 4:40 in order to squeeze in a 30 minute run. We’ll see if I can do better this week. If I could get out the door fast enough to eliminate a second feeding, that would save at least 30 minutes. She must be a European baby. Kai likes to savor her milk, having a few gulps here and there while checking out the world around her. She clearly did not get that trait from me or Chris.
My goals for this week:
- Learn how to get out of the house in the morning in 2.5 hours or less.
- Write two weekday blog posts.
- Run five times.
- Cook “real” dinner twice.
- Unpack two boxes from India. (I am ashamed to say that they are not all unpacked yet.)
- Pack a real lunch twice. (My lunches have looked more like a series of snacks lately.)
Monday: 3.23 miles, 30:00 (9:17/mile; random pickups w/10:00 recovery)
Tuesday: 3.27 miles, 30:00 (9:10/mile; variable speeds 6.0-7.0)
Wednesday: 3 miles, 30:00 (10:00/mile)
Thursday: 3 miles, 30:00 (10:00/mile)
Friday: 3 miles, 30:00 (10:00/mile)
Weekly Total: 15.5
Average Pace: 9:41/mile
February Total: 24.5
YTD Total: 79.76