1. We arrived home from vacation early Monday morning. Yes, we drove all night after hitting the road at noon from the Orlando area on Sunday. We took 2 extended breaks for lunch and supper otherwise it was go, go, go to get home. "Sleeping" in a moving vehicle overnight filled with 6 kids and our stuff from the week made it veeeeerrrrrrry interesting. We made it home safe and sound and it's fair to say the vacation was WONDERFUL! After unpacking the van, dumping it in the house & taking a well deserved nap I went out for a quick 2 mile run. No time to waste, time to get back on track!!
2. I have a lot to do to get us back to "normal" in terms of day to day living. Which is why I still held off on blogging. There is just so much to do! Adding to all of that is our life taking off in many directions. Kids back to school, hubby & I back to our jobs (in addition to my never ending 24/7 wife/mom position), practices, meetings, my oldest son's birthday......ahhhhhhh! Blogging can wait an extra day or two, my running can not. Other than my 2 miler on my first day back I jumped right back to 5 a.m. runs on Tuesday & Thursdays. Wednesday I slept in, but slipped out on a nice afternoon run in mid 40 degree temps. My standard is back to a minimum of 4-5 miles. The only reason I run 4 is if I don't have enough time, otherwise it's at least 5. Looking forward to a nice long this weekend with my running partner. Taking a "break" while on vacation was great, but now I have to make up some miles and I am more than ready to get back on track!!
3. To add to all this loveliness I am sick. Sort of, kind of, ok maybe not. Or maybe I just don't like to admit it. No matter what we want to call it, it's not bad at all. At least not in 6packmomma terms. Sure I'm miserable and would love to curl up in bed all day long. Honestly though, in every aspect, I don't have time for that! I'm fairly certain it's just an adjustment of going from 80 degree temps to 30 in less than 24 hours. Regardless of the cause it's hitting me hard! Not enough to stop my running. Trust me, I've come to the conclusion that it will likely have to be physically impossible for me not to run before I will not run. Stupid? Maybe? Dedicated? Perhaps? FOR ME this works well though. (I'm not recommending this for everyone or think you should do it too) My running itself is awesome! I just need to wait out this cold or sickness or whatever you want to call it because I am back on track to normal (WHATEVER that is!!)