Sunday, November 11, 2012

I'm alive

I haven't had a lot of free time to blog for the past 6 months. I have also been struggling with post and blogs in general.
Nothing much has changed since the last time I blogged.

I have been working hard at striking a healthy balance with all the main part of my life:
  • Family both husband and kids and the rest are the most important in my life and I try to make them come first.
  • Work is both challenging, demanding and highly interesting. However I do have to make sure it doesn't eat up the other parts of my life.
  • Me and myself which is mostly me working out and hobby tend to be the piece of the pie that gets squished.
Over the past few weeks, with big big deadlines accomplished I am trying hard to work on that balance. And so I have gotten my running shoes out and I am back out. I also love running.
I never thought I would say that especially since I tried Triathlon to escape running. Training with Lesley Paterson to get better at triathlon has made me love running. I am not a fast runner and I don't care I just go out with just my watch and enjoy myself.
I also make those outings social when I can sometimes I am the one chatting away sometimes I'm the one huffing and puffing sometimes I'm just alone in my head.

I have gotten on my road bike a few times and realized that I have missed riding a lot. Finally I'm trying to figure out how to get back on my mountain bike and enjoy it.

I started playing soccer in a pickup game at work. I have to say I always end up with a bruise or two but I'm having fun!

On the hobby front, I'm still trying to sew a bit now that my brain is a bit less taken by work.

Today was lazy sunday, woke up around 8:30, read in bed until 10am (yes we have two kids 8 and 6 that let us be lazy in bed with no TV on). We made breakfast then started smoking the ribs. I picked up knitting a bit while the kiddos were just playing in their rooms.
I finally tackled the Himalaya of laundry at the foot of our bed and cleaned up my shelves while the hubby went for his run.

When he cooled off we played a board game until it was my turn to go for a run with my friend.
Now I have to take a shower clean up the biohazard zone in my kitchen and get ready to share some ribs with our friends!

Have a good night.....