Friday, January 6, 2012

New Training and New Crazy

Good afternoon, my minions... lol, sorry. I've been calling Thing 1 and Thing 2 that lately and they think it's funny... till Thing 1 started saying it, and I thought it probably wouldn't make him very popular at school, so I stopped. Ok, it's over.

I've decided to start training for a race called a Rugged Maniac in MA. It's taking place in September. I have always been fascinated by races like these, and now that the opportunity is presenting itself, well, I am going to swallow my fear and just do it. It gives me a good amount of time to train. In order to do so, I have fully committed to 2 workouts per week at Bodyology and this weekend I am going to establish a combination running schedule.

Why yes, yes it IS insane. Thanks for asking!

My schedule, when the semester starts, will looks like this:

M: work 7:30-4:30, class 5:20-6:40
T: work 7:30-4:30, class 5:20-8:10
W: work 7:30-4:30, class 5:20-9:50 (no, that's not a typo)
R: work 7:30-4:30, Bodyology 6:00-7:00, Church choir 7:30-9:00
F: work 7:30-4:30
S: Bodyology 8:00-9:00
S: Church 9:00-11:00, teaching (every other) 12:00-4:30

This doesn't include being involved in any kind of show with the theater company.

My children are going to forget what I look like and my husband is going to feel like a single father.

Is this selfish? School and training?

The company is going have to perform without me, I think. I just can't swing it. The hubs is going to love that!

Maybe it's all too much. But what gives? What has to go? I wish it could be work! LOL, then I could train and take classes during the day and see my sweet boys at night! *Sigh* But my school doesn't happen without work (tuition reimbursment), and neither does Thing 1's. He needs to be in pre-school. He's SO SO smart and they are helping him really prepare for kindergarten...

I don't want to miss out on time with my boys, but I want to move beyond myself and do something I never thought I could. I want to be a role model for them. I don't know what to do.


  1., my dear, are frickin' AWESOME!! You can do it! Rock it, lady...ROCK IT!

    (ps--I have added Eggface to my blog reader...I love her blog! And I'd love your tweeks to the donut recipe!)

  2. Just reading that schedule makes me tired!! I think you can pull it off, it'll just take a lot of organization! I did the single working mom in college for a while, and while it does suck to be away from the kids so much, you can make the time you have with them more special. That whole quality vs quantity thing ;)

  3. I totally agree, Mrs. D! Quality is most important and I think that if I doing these other things that are making me happy, therefor I will be a happier person when I am with them... at least that is what I am telling myself :-)