Month in Review May 2016 Edition

I realize it’s already June 6th and we’re already off into a new month.  But I also acknowledge that I have been extremely absent from the blog lately. Life has been anything but easy for us lately and blogging has gotten away from me for far too long. Between a string of colds, viruses and bad luck, it’s been chaos. I’ve been under the weather for the better part of this year.  At least it feels that way.  And when ever I get sick, I know that sleep is the one thing my body craves.  Blogging is a nighttime ritual for me, so unfortunately, it’s the first thing that gets cut from my schedule when I am under the weather and require more shuteye.
Since I have so much to catch everyone up, I’m going to give you the cliff notes version of my last couple of weeks to sum up my absence.  Here goes nothing.

My mother in law came to visit at the beginning of the month. We decided this would be the perfect time to wean our twenty month old son, so we did just that. The night before I left for Denver, I nursed him before bedtime one last time and snuggled him close. I shed a tear as I closed another chapter of the big book of motherhood. There’s another post coming with more details about our decision to wean and all the feelings behind it, but you’ll have to bear with me. It’s taking me a while to put it together.  The process of weaning was not difficult on me because I was away from him for four days when it happened, but it’s been tough even since returning from our trips.  Essentially, Harrison still asks for “boo boo”, but we just tell him it went “bye bye.”   Obviously, there’s lots more to write about on this subject.

Denver Trip & Marathon

I’m still planning to finish my recap of the Colfax Marathon and my trip to Denver, but what I will tell you is this. I loved Denver!!! It’s a beautiful city with so much to offer it’s tourists and residence. The marathon was the toughest race of my life, but I did manage to finish. I walked a lot and wanted to give up for pretty much every mile after the 15K, but I did, in fact, finish. I reconnected with a friend at the expo that I hadn’t seen in TWENTY-FIVE YEARS!!! (I feel so old saying that) and that was incredible!

My daughter and I were able to spend some time together one-on-one while my MIL was in town.  We shopped at all our favorite stores, ate ice cream together, and visited the water park together.  She was brave and went on almost every water slide at the park with me.  It was a very special time for us.  I’ve missed the time alone with my little girl.  Too much of my time is spent trying to juggle between the two kids.  Since she is the eldest, I tend to urge her to do things on her own.  It’s never my intention to ignore her or neglect her, but I know it happens too often, especially since her brother has so many tedious needs.

Hubby and I took a little vacation to Mexico for my cousin’s destination wedding.

We enjoyed our time thoroughly.  I may have enjoyed myself a little too much actually.  My body definitely isn’t used to the constant party atmosphere anymore.  I had a small head cold when we left for the trip, but by the time we returned home on our flight, I had a full blown Mexicoma.

Being that I was nursing a chest cold with more congestion, I neglected to log any mileage this past week for the Runners World #RWRunStreak or Global Running Day.  I had a big fat frowny face the whole week because of this.

Even more so, I arrived at the Best Damn Leftover 5k on Saturday still nursing a cough.  After the multi chapter picture and meet up, I decided to hang back and skip out on the run in favor of volunteering at the finish line handing out waters.

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I was sad not to run with my group, but it ended up being the better option for everyone.  I had no idea just how busy those volunteers keep during a big race.  I must’ve handed out seven dozen water bottles that morning.  And it was super duper hot.  So I don’t feel like I missed out on too much.

Now here I am looking at my planner trying to get my week in order so that I can rebound from the hectic month of May and get my act together for June.  It’s not necessarily the most exciting month of the year, but we are starting off with a little tropical depression, so it may actually turn into somewhat of an interesting week.  It does also happen to be the last week of school.  My daughter will officially be in VPK in the fall and attending classes five days a week.  That’s a little reality check for me.

Well, what can I say.  That’s the quick version folks.  Stay tuned for updates on the Denver marathon and our decision to wean Harrison in the next couple days.  I’m crossing my fingers for an easy week.  I hope you have a great week as well.


Ever had a crazy month where everything flew by and you couldn’t seem to catch your breath?

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my little space on the web. I'm Haley. I’m a digital marketer & social media strategist, a running coach, compulsive movie quoter, wannabe photographer, Capricorn, and a slightly sarcastic, ultra chatty extrovert living in Tampa with my awesome family. I love spending my time helping folks find their best self through fitness, health and wellness. I strive to help you live your best life, and enjoy the journey. Sometimes I write. It’s rarely worth reading, but I like to put it out there anyways.

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