I can’t believe we are a week into the new year already. Last week was a minute and a million years long at the same time. I’m still not hanging out with people in person, so I’m joining Deb and Coco for virtual coffee again. My thoughts on when I might have coffee WITH someone again below…
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that the reason last week seemed so long is that we were trying to get back to work while one kid was still home from college and the other had an ENTIRE week off for snow. Or 4 of the days anyways. The fifth day off was because there were too many teachers out.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that the college kid is home for one more week because school went online. Meanwhile, the other kid goes back to school on Monday. I have ONE goal for the coming week – that no one catches covid so the college kid can actually go back to school next weekend. I’ve come to accept that we are likely to catch covid in the next few weeks. Everyone I know is catching it, despite being vaccinated and masked, so I’ve come to terms with the reality that the kid is likely to bring it home from high school. Thankfully, almost all of my vaxxed friends have had relatively mild cases, so I’ll be leaning heavily on the fact that we are all vaccinated AND boosted. (But I look forward to someday not sending the college kid with a “quarantine” bag.)
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that it’s not all lemons here. I’m actually looking forward to some cool stuff this spring and summer. I’m writing goals for the first time since covid hit and I’m making some big changes. I’m almost giddy at the thought of making and achieving goals again. (Even if said goals are covid influenced.)
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that my goals include getting back to some high mileage running. It’s shocking how fast the body forgets, so my goal this week was to run three 3+ mile runs in a row. I have one more run to go and my body is already going “WTF?”. It’s amazing how two years of erratic training has completely erased my base. But, I’ve rebounded before and I’ll do it again.
Do you have goals for 2022? What’s new and exciting in your world? Here’s to a more normal 2022!
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I have no doubt you will rebound fast. The last 2 years running was really my sanity and I have a stronger base now than I have had previously. Now, I just need to figure out how to hold onto it without getting injured. I am sure it is really stressful for your boys and you! My son just went back to IU for in person classes. fingers crossed they all get back there.
Yes, Covid is definitely closing in around us. We’re all vaxed and boosted as well so let the chips fall where they may. You can only do so much. Who knows what the “normal” will be this year? Life lately has been a test of resilience for sure.
Yes please on a more normal 2022. We need it. I hope you all stay healthy, although I’m beginning to feel the same with inevitability. Hope college one travels home safe.
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Yeah, I think covid worked it’s way through our house, but at least our symptoms were so mild we’re not sure. Regardless, I hope your son makes it back to college on time.
I can’t wait to hear more about your goals — maybe they will inspire me.
Sadly I feel the same that covid is just closing in around me…sigh.
I love that you’re setting goals! I’m determined to rebuild my base – right now a 4-mile run is long – gotta change that!
Here’s to a much better 2022!