Day 3: Spinning and My Parents Kick Ass

Day 3

First off … I did something really WILD today!!!  I slept in! Holy shitballs you guys, I don’t do that. I actually crashed and was asleep way before 9pm last night and didn’t wake up until 8am. I knew my body was completely drained from the past two weeks but I didn’t know I needed the rest that bad. Long run will just wait until sometime else this weekend. My body NEEDED sleep and to be honest, it feels nice to wake up late, meditate and slowly drink my coffee in my favorite chair with a silent house. I don’t actually remember the last time I had a morning like this. I am either up chasing the sunrise when my kids are with their dad or I am chasing two wild munchkins who I am convinced inhale 3 cups of coffee before 5am each day! Ha! A change of routine was welcomed this morning and I am savoring the quiet before a busy weekend of soccer tournaments and rocking my new favorite title … Soccer Mama!

Training

I did my usual spin class with Bob yesterday. We have been going to this same class for years. He saves me a bike and it is my favorite time of the week. The instructor is a friend of ours and she plays music and it is a wild party that makes you forget life outside for an hour. Bob and I laugh and challenge each other during class. If you can have a best friend that is 86 I urge you to. Wisdom. Perspective. Fun. All wrapped into one.

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The Daily Stuff

Bob and I are starting a tradition to do lunch after Spin on Friday’s. We grabbed Chipotle and solved World Hunger. In actuality, he shared more stories about his life … This man is the most fascinating human! We always talk about Kona. The way his eyes look when he talks about that race. The stories. There is something intensely special about it. It pierces my soul. I always have a resolve to make it to Kona one day after being with him. I may be 86 when I do but I will be there and I will remember every story he has told me. My time with Bob is precious and one of the highest priorities in my life.

The littles made it through the second week of school with flying colors. We are settling into routine and although we are all exhausted, we are adjusting SO well. I am SO freaking proud of my little humans. So proud. They are such good kids with a desire to learn and are silly as fuck. They make me laugh and lose my shit daily … Just as two little boys should. I’ve had them at my house for 2 weeks and when they left with their dad last night I felt a little lost without the chaos. So of course I created these little side by sides with pictures that had popped up from “my memories” on Facebook.

Here is the first day of Preschool 2 years ago and the first day of Kindergarten last week. Same hair but a bit more wild. Hahaha! He is just as sassy and nuts as the picture shows but is also the BEST kid with the most tender spirit.

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First day of Kindergarten 2 years ago and first day of 2nd Grade last week. He now has a preference on his hair and wants a “soccer messy look” so we are growing it out and let it go. I think this is when he went from a little boy and changed into a kid for me. Although he will always be my baby.

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Question of the Day

To find the 30 questions I will be answering this month … check back to THIS original blog post. Play along with me!

3. Write a letter to your parents.

Dear Mom and Dad,

THANK YOU

THANK YOU

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THANK YOU

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I am who I am today because you unconditionally love me and are my best friends and biggest advocates.

Because you put up with all my tantrums as a child…I am sure I called you mean and said I hate you and that you were ruining my life and I assure you I was being a little brat and I promise you were NOT mean, I don’t hate you and you surely didn’t ruin my life because you didn’t give me ice cream when I felt I deserved it.

Because you put up with my wild and feisty spirit as a teenage girl…sneaking out, belly button rings, skipping church meetings to get donuts, riding on top of cars holding on for dear life at high speeds … I was always a good kid, just a crazy teenager doing normal teenager stuff and you loved me so much and gave me freedom and yet solid boundaries so I respected you and never crossed the line…well, too much!

Because now…as a team now…you are doing this all over again with my two kiddos. Your example and love to them is shaping who they are. You may live far away but your presence is felt daily in their lives because they know that they are your world.

Thank you for standing in the freezing rain for 14 hours while I did my Ironman. Yahhhhhh, that had to of sucked but I will never doubt your devotion or love to me.

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Thank you for always having my back.

Thank you for learning to take selfies and sending me pictures because I love seeing your faces as much as I can!

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Thank you for teaching me how to be a good human through example and not just words.

Thank you for teaching me how men should treat their woman my Daddio.

Thank you for teaching me how to BE a strong and independent woman who has a gentle spirit my Mommy.

Thank you for being YOU.

LOVE you to the infinity and beyond,

Sissy

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Questions: Answer one or all!

(Let’s interact guys! I would love to know who actually reads this and have fun getting to know you as we move through this month of blogging!)

  1. Do you like to sleep in or get up early on the weekends?
  2. How old is your oldest closest friend?
  3. What is one thing you are grateful for about your parents or parent?

 

 

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  1. Love this series you’re doing 🙂 The Ironman is my ultimate goal one day! I try to get up early on weekends to see the sunrise on my bike or on a run (at least one day of the weekend) and then I get coffee and start my day as the whole world wakes up. It’s amazing. We have this beautiful pedestrian bridge in Tampa, FL that gives the most amazing view of the sunrise. It’s pure magic. I know you’d love it, too. I’m grateful for the unconditional love from my parents. When I say I want to do something my parents are ALWAYS asking how they can help. My dreams are as important to them as they are to me and I will always be grateful for that <3

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