20 October 2015

Losing Track of Time

It turns out that it's rather easy to lose track of the time. I realized that it's been almost two months since I've gotten anything written and put up!

So what's been holding me back for two months? In truth, just life stuff. We got back from vacation in Canada, school started up again, we started running, Little Man started swimming lessons... and there you have it. Normal, boring life got in the way.

For me, it takes a couple weeks to get back in the normal groove once you've had a vacation, or longer yet, a school summer vacation. Once school started Mark and I started running a few times each week - and let me tell you, that walloped us for another few weeks.

At least the kicks are cool.

When you are not used to running and you start going every other day, your body tells you pretty quick that what you are doing is a terrible idea. Parts of you that you didn't know existed start to ache and you're exhausted before dinner every night. And when you are in the process of running, your body hates you as much as you hate it. Have you ever seen a runner look really happy? The answer is definitively "no." Surprisingly, things have improved and we can now run 5km with just short breaks. The ultimate goal is to run the Tilburg Ten Mile race next September, and already it looks much more possible than it did even just a month ago.

Until then, we've got plenty else to look forward to. Little Man's birthday is coming. Sinterklaas things are already filling up in the stores and the toy catalogs seem to be self-reproducing. And I'm looking forward to Christmas markets popping up in December.

And that pretty much brings us up to date. I've got a bunch of things I want to write about, so now I just have to do it. Bug me on Facebook to remind me not to be lazy.


  1. I know exactly what you mean about the slow start-up after a holiday. When my children were younger and needed more attention of the doing up shoes and making sandwiches type, I'd just be up to speed after one holiday when they'd have another random day off school or it would be half-term. They're fairly self-sufficient now except for doing the washing and cooking meals, but now I work more and sometimes discover I promised to do something weeks ago and it seems like just a few days ago. As for my blog, I've got umpteen drafts, just managed my first post since June and have a backlog of ideas a mile a high. A bit like my ironing pile.

    1. Haha, and here I am replying to you 3 weeks later... backlog indeed!

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