I manage a country homestead and the lives of my 4 babies ages 10,8,5 and 3. I LOVE TO RUN and NEED to keep healthy and fit for my SANITY!! Seriously....All problems are solved when I am running.

Making MY health a priority allows me to be the mother and wife that I need to be for them.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Life's a GO-GO

Today was a very busy day. Not busy unusual. Just busy as usual. Get it?

Anyway, today was a typical homeschooling day combined with swimming lessons.
By 10am when I had to drop the girls off at the pool I had done A LOT of linear things. That would be one thing after another...after another...after another.

So to be off 5 minutes on one thing would have made us late for our lessons.

Was it stressful?
It was just fine. I just kept moving along.

This included such things as..

Coffee/e-mail time
clean up from breakfast
kids dressed/teeth brushed/beds made
laundry folded
chickens fed
bags packed for the ymca
baby changed and put down for a nap
house picked up after half and hour of play
and morning school lessons.

So...off I went to the ymca. Stopped at the post office to mail a present. Dropped kids off at the pool. RAN FOR A HARD 25 MINUTES ON THE TREADMILL. picked kids up, gave snacks in car, stopped at bulk barn for flour, arrived home and made an early lunch.


The 25 minutes I ran on the treadmill while the kids swam.

Me time accomplished. Stress relief accomplished.

Who says you can't fit it all in ;)

Oh...I haven't showered yet, but plan on a bath tonight after the kids are sleeping :)

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