I’m still here!

I intended to take a short blogging break over the holidays, but my break went on longer than planned after my grad classes started last week.  I spent the first half of the week feeling completely overwhelmed by the amount of work I had to get done in just the first week.  How was I going to get it all done? I knew it would be a lot of work, but I underestimated how little free time I have while taking care of these guys.

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I managed to meet all my deadlines for the first week and am now chipping away at this week’s work.  It’s a wee bit stressful, but I’m handling it alright.  Now that I have a better grasp of my weekly assignments and requirements for each class, I hope I can avoid getting too overwhelmed and stressed out.  I managed to get an A on my first chemistry homework so that was a good confidence boost :).

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#PoweredbyBits while studying chemistry

I’ve been keeping up with P90X3 which I am still really loving.  It feels good to break out of my usual routine of just running.  Speaking of running, I’m only running short distances a couple days a week because I just don’t have the time for anything else with life and doing P90X3.

A lot has happened since I took my blogging break.  The biggest of which is that my baby Ezra turned 1! I cannot figure out where the past year has gone.  Sleep deprivation has turned the past year into a complete blur.  I did a lot of reflecting on his crazy arrival a year ago.  I also really appreciated and savored the holidays this year with the boys.  Last Christmas was so hard with Ezra being in the NICU.  I really soaked up the joy and excitement of Christmas with both my boys at home.

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Christmas Day with the loves of my life

I hope everyone is enjoying the Winter 100 Challenge and still keeping up the cold weather running! I know I’m still not quite at my 100 mile goal.  Good thing we have a month and a half to go! The link to submit your training log is up if you’ve already completed your 100 miles.

Last but not least, I’d like to thank Endurance Shield for sending me some of their awesome sunscreen to try out! It has a super light feel and a really pleasant light cucumber scent.  I’ve been using it for the past month or so and I really like it.  I don’t like the feel of thick sunscreens so this one is perfect.  Check out the Endurance Shield website for more info.  Remember than you need sunscreen in the wintertime too!

Happy running!


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