Week 1 of work is over and I am exhausted! :) It is a good exhaustion and I am not complaining. Unfortunately, I am not used to getting up so early to run, and then being constantly on the move the rest of the day. Because of this my blog suffered for the week, but I know this is only temporary. I do have down-time during the day, but this week was a lot of organizing so that my job will be easier in the future.
So far I enjoy being back at work. I miss my girls terribly, but I also enjoy the quiet time. My commute hasn't been fun, but it isn't terrible. After evaluating my wardrobe this week, I know that it was necessary I go back to work. Since I haven't been working, I put myself on the back burner as we could only afford so many things. Well, a lot of my necessities like socks and bras are well worn and need to be replaced. While I won't receive my first paycheck until next week, I will be shopping this weekend to replace those necessities and to obtain some shirts that don't have MARATHON written across the front. I am proud of my shirts, but am quite embarrassed that they make up my entire wardrobe. My poor husband really has put up with a wife who doesn't care what she wears for a little too long. :) But, I love shopping, so I am quite excited for my weekend ahead of me!
The kids I nanny for seem really great. The boy is 9 years old and is full of energy. He is very involved in sports and is a walking statistician. He is constantly rattling off scores to me about every sport. Yesterday I took him to hockey practice and oh my goodness smelly! They had multiple boy's locker rooms in the facility where the arena was and I thought I was going to throw up from the smell. I swear, I have run a marathon in hot weather and I never smelled that bad. But, I did tie his hockey skates like a pro, you would never know that I haven't been in arena in over 15 years. :)
I ran 3 times this week and did strength training. I am still doing recovery runs, so I really took it easy. My speed is coming back quite easily. I am hoping to do a 5k on Super Bowl Sunday and we will see how it goes. I have no plans of a PR, but I am hoping to get my time back down to where I was this time last year, which is about 50 seconds off my PR. We need to get rid of the slushy snow so I can safely run outside again. The town I am working in, there are tons of people running, so next week I will bring my stuff and hopefully can get a run in.
Finally, welcome to my new followers! I am so excited to see my follower number increase, especially when I have been too busy to even write posts. Thank you to my blogging friends for linking back to me these past few weeks! This week I absolutely plan on reading everyone's blogs and saying hi.