This post title reminds me of a very old post that is... pretty embarrassing to come across now. I guess a decade ago, my biggest life concerns were my hair tie and my toenails.
Now, I am absurdly sleep deprived and drowning under the obligations of work and kids... mostly kids. Heck, it's mostly the baby, because she's in that 7-9 months range where I thought I was going to die the last time I had a baby. Some people have babies that wake up twice or thrice in a night... and are understandably tired for that. But lately, it has been soooo much worse than that. I have read all the sleep resources and everything, but deep down, I know that this is just something to slog through. Even if I haven't slept a full night for probably at least a year now and am not sure when I will get to do it again. The words on this screen are blurred, to be honest.
Doctors, lawyers, students, etc. get a break once in a while... I, on the other hand, don't. Kudos to mothers. Seriously.
I've stopped following the running community. This started sometime after my first kid -- I just couldn't relate anymore. I'd be happy if I had the time/energy for a three-miler at my postpartum pace. I still do short workouts the majority of the week as a way to stay sane. Sometimes, I run a little. I miss some aspects of it... but I really just don't have the energy right now. I don't know how I ever had the energy ever.
When a major race comes up and I see it on TV, I feel twinges of sadness, since I was all about running and races at some point, as was my husband. It was a lot of what we bonded over when we were dating.
Regarding my fitness goals, I'm about 4-5 lb away from my goal weight, though of course, having two kids has changed more than just my lifestyle. I still have about 5 months until I plan on starting the weaning process, and maybe by then, I'll have energy! and willpower! to work on what I have left. Running might happen again... who knows? I often prefer other methods of exercise these days, ones that don't hurt my knees as much and leave me as hungry.
Onto the announcement -- it's really nothing, but I decided not to renew my domain registration. The blog will still be here, but I was hoarding www.acaseoftheruns.com for the purposes of sales prospects, but heck, I think we are moving away from domains and such. So some links might break here... I will try to fix them, but it's going to take a while. Yes, I know the cost of a domain is minor, but I told myself from the beginning that I would only keep a domain name if it was advantageous for me to do so, and it no longer is. I could be better served by spending that money on the kiddos.
Here's the original and future URL to this blog:
Hopefully I'll post more often. I don't even have pictures of myself to append to this post. All in time, I guess. In the meantime, thank GOODNESS it finally feels like Fall now...