This is one of those weeks where I totally need a weekend to recover from my weekend. And I have a crazy busy week ahead of me, so going into it exhausted pretty much guarantees it’s going to be a rough week.
Did I mention that last week I was chosen to be an Altra Ambassador again? You know I love the shoes, so I’m excited to be working with them again this year. (Yes, those are all my shoes… but not all OF my Altra shoes. #obsession)
We started our weekend with a holiday party with Beer Geek’s office. It was walking distance from our house, so I elected to wear cute boots for the walk. Yes, I’m stupid and I don’t learn from my mistakes. Also, I’m pretty sure that LLBean didn’t worry about how much beer could fit in their kids’ backpacks. Just sayin’.
Saturday morning Beer Geek and I were up early to head over to a meeting. Thanks to said meeting being held at a brewpub, I may have had a beer before noon. It was noon somewhere, right?
Then we raced home so that I could get more crickets for the gecko and Jones’ science project. Yep, that’s the life I lead – crickets are an integral part of our lives.
Next up was a tour of the White House holiday decorations. Because I’m super uptight about things like that, we got there crazy early. That’s ok, it gave us plenty of time to see the National Christmas tree and the state Christmas trees. Oh, and to time to try to make the Washington Monument grow out of our heads. As Shoo says, I’m a lopsided unicorn.
Then it was time to stand in line to get in. There were a lot of security measures (seriously, it felt like we stood in line to stand in the next line, several times over), but it was all worth it to get in and see the decorations.
And could someone please tell me when my 14 year old got that much taller than me? We were the same height, umm, yesterday…
After our tour, we hopped the metro and then stopped for dinner on the way home.
The realization that I had not yet run my #RWrunstreak mile and that we were exactly a mile from home prompted me to run home. In jeans and flats with a belly full of chili and beer. Not my smartest move ever.
Sunday I slept in until 9, which is really late for me. I was completely wiped out. But, it was a gorgeous day in Virginia (69*!), so I headed out and did a quick 3 mile run.
Then it was time for Shoo’s indoor soccer game (yes, we live in a house where soccer never ends.) The team played a well matched game, but ended up losing by one. Shoo had a great game and scored 2 of our team’s 3 goals.
Then it was off to another party. We had a lovely time chatting with lots of families from Shoo’s school and Shoo had a great time hanging with his friends, but I was completely and totally wiped by the end of the party.
I am way too old for this much socializing (and standing and walking has just taken its toll on me. I’d much rather be running.
Unlike me, Shoo came home full of energy and insisted on wearing my iFit and added another 1000 steps to my day. Crazy boy!
This week I have a shift at the library, a trip to Nava, and several conference calls. We also have an event, 2 concerts, and 2 parties. But this is the boys’ last week of school before the holidays, so we have some time to recover before the Christmas. I think I’m going to need that recovery time!