Last month I mentioned that hubby lost his job and four weeks later, he started in a new position today! I am relieved. He’s excited. But, I’m also still anxious how the paycut is going to work out. Now he will have a commute similar to mine, versus working just five minutes from home and daycare. I can no longer call him in a pinch, when I'm stuck in downtown traffic and have him pick up the kids from daycare. I’m not sure how it’s going to work out. But it’s something that makes him happy. So, that should make me happy, too. Change (especially in our routine) is very difficult to me. But this is a good change … and I should embrace it.
So, it was just me, Little Diva and Little Dude cooped up in the house today. Everyone wanted to play outside, but it is yucky, drizzly and blah out there today. It was treadmill time.
They built forts in the basement while I ran four miles on the treadmill. I ran a steady pace at 6.6 MPH. We all watched Cartoon Network, which is the least of my favorite kids’ channels. But, it made them both happy.
After I ran my four miles, I noticed that the kids thought the gym flooring is a “puzzle” and started disassembling it. Oh well.
I drank some water and decided to run one fast mile and see what I could do. I started out at 8.0 MPH and cranked it up after the first half mile. I finished my fifth mile at 7:23. I really hope to do this more this summer, as I run on the treadmill and see how I can better my time.