On Tuesday Isaac and I headed out first thing for my 40 minutes of FUN, i.e. a Galloworkout. It's hard enough for me to understand how to do acceleration gliders, but try doing them with a stroller. Eek!
I am one relaxed boy. And I love the stroller!
Afterwards I cleaned house for another 2 hours. By then it had reached its quarterly status of "spotless" (minus toys everywhere - but that really can't be helped - at least they were on clean hardwood floors). Here's where it gets interesting. Twice a week or so, I tend to a neighbor's dog. Because I had a big evening planned, I had to go over super early (like 4 PM, and I normally go at about 6 PM). When I got home I got a text from her that the police were on their way because her alarm was going off. Oh jeez! My sitter had just arrived so I left her 'stranded' on my front porch as Isaac and I headed over to deal with it. Apparently I was in such a hurry that I hadn't shut one door all the way. Oops!
This made me late to my next event. You see, in a weak moment (ha ha) I agreed to be on my women's philanthropy group's executive board. On this night I was to go to a kickoff meeting and team building exercise for four hours. Four hours!!!! Yikes! I'll be brief: we all walked a tightrope, literally, among other activities, then ate and started a marathon (and not the fun kind) meeting that lasted waaaaaay too long (I walked out after five hours and they weren't done). My poor sitter's mother was parked outside waiting, thankfully, because at this point it was past Isaac's already-late bedtime. Aye aye aye!
On Wednesday Isaac did not give me a minute's peace. Chasen finally got home and we headed to church.
Thursday was a big, big day! I graduated from Leadership DeSoto, but not before my group presented our community service project. Our mission was to create an awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. The athletic nephew of one on my group members passed away from SCA at the age of 20. CPR more than doubles the chance of survival from SCA, so we each got CPR certified and then held three different free classes throughout the community so that others could become certified. The participants ranged from Girl Scouts to senior citizens.
Here I am giving my part of the presentation in my June Cleaver dress.
Here I am after receiving my graduation certificate and trophy!
The best part of the whole thing was that Chasen got to be there for the project presentation, graduation and luncheon. :)
When I got home after picking Isaac up from a friends house, he quickly went down for a nap. Hooray! So I hopped on my treadmill to accomplish 40 minutes of hill training. No rest for the weary. That night I went to let off some steam and play bunco and drink sangria with a bunch of wild mothers!!!
On Friday (today) I had to get up early and get myself to a continuing education class for my architectural license. An adult babysitter came over for the 6.5 hours I was gone. When I returned it was over 90 degrees and I was wiped out (go figure). I was supposed to do an "easy walk" but with the temps, impending thunderstorm and exhaustion, I decided to bag it. I have now missed my first Galloworkout!
Oh but it gets better: next week Chasen will be gone 6 of 7 days. Yep. That should be interesting. I have almost nothing on my schedule except one meeting, one play date and 4 runs. Wish me luck!