Monday, March 14, 2011

solo weekend ...

In case you haven't picked up on it yet, J travels a lot for work. And due to the nature of his job, he often travels over the weekend. I'm not particularly a fan of his traveling. Especially, weekend travel. I always thought you got a 9-5 job, so that you could do that - work 9-5. Yeah, not so much.

Anyway, this weekend, J was in Denver (he's flying back now) and I was in Virginia honing my multitasking skills with our three very loud and very, um, spirited children in tow. (Note: my spirited children were amazingly well behaved this weekend. I am beginning to believe someone brainwashed them.)

Somehow, and I'm honestly not sure how, I accomplished EVERYTHING on my to-do list over the past 48 hours. And I did it all while managing to keep my children alive, fed and uninjured. I deserve a freaking medal.

This weekend I (we, if you want to include Dizzle, Doodle and Dilly too):
  • Cleaned the house
  • Washed and folded all of the laundry
  • Attended ballet class (OK, that was the girls, but I was their driver)
  • Balanced our household budget and input all of our spending into a spreadsheet
  • Read Body by Design
  • Drafted my training plan for Mid-April until the NYC Marathon
  • Researched an upcoming project
  • Wrangled three children through Dick's Sporting Goods to purchase soccer equipment
  • Successfully took three children to a restaurant without backup
  • Single-handedly managed a bathroom trip in said restaurant (childless readers - you'll understand when you have kids)
  • Made and shipped 20 TMB Endurance Bands
  • Baked cupcakes for Doodle's Birthday (it's tomorrow!)
  • Ran 16 miles on the treadmill
Did you catch that last one? Oh, you did. Well, did I mention the part where I averaged a 9:01 pace (faster than goal marathon pace, might I add)? Or the part where the last four miles were at a 8:49 pace? Sweet, right?

It's OK. Be jealous. I completely understand.

40 comments:

Jogging with Fiction said...

you are seriously good, I'm impressed and I don't even have children!

theAlmostRunner said...

amazing. this weekend feat was nothing short of amazing.

Holly said...

My hubby travels sometimes to. They do 4 week rotations of travel to Conn. and so he's gone every Tuesday/Wednesday for 4 weeks at a time. His last rotation was in January and he got delayed many a time by the snow!! I don't like it either but it's good for him to go so I can't complain! You got a lot more accomplished more than I usually do so KUDOS!

fancy nancy said...

Many pats on the back for you!!!! An impressive weekend for you! I totally get the bathroom thing and I just have one....three would most definitely be a challenge! Way to go on the TM run too...great speed!

Cat B. said...

It's funny when the stars align and things all just fall into place...even your running.

destinationathlete said...

I'm not sure if I'm more impressed with the bathroom trip or the 16 miles on the treadmill...

either way, you are a SUPERSTAR!

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

I hang my head in shame...I think I read 2 chapters of a book, ran 10 miles, and did maybe 2 loads of laundry. I'm a slacker!

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

You're running NYC?? I totally understand taking the kids to Dicks.. oh boy do i! 16 miles on the treadmill! Wow!!!!!!!! What a great weekend mom!

Jesser said...

Haha. And I was thrilled when I ran a SINGLE mile at 9:01 pace. ;) I'm just amazed you can run like that and still have energy to do the rest. I was about useless after 7.5 miles yesterday.

Carly said...

You even put my weekend to shame, never mind the my running. :-)

Jessica said...

Way to accomplish more in a weekend then I do in a week!

Kristin @NyceLife said...

You are awesome! My husband works crazy long hours so I typically do a LOT with my 3 in tow, I TOTALLY understand the serious props you must get for the restaurant AND the potty with them. Oh and Dicks, good job. We don't have one here in Savannah, but there is a huge one down in Jacksonville. My husband and I always joke about taking a field trip down to the "Big Dicks" ha ha, yeah, we are both in our 40s, it's still funny.

Marlene said...

I'm tired just reading all that. You definitely deserve a medal. Or at least a cupcake!

Emily said...

You are superwoman. And a fast superwoman at that!

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

I have to agree with Emily above. "Superwoman" fits quite well.

Love and Puppies, Christy said...

You are a champ! You know what I did this weekend? I took 3 naps. Yeah, top that. :) I may need another nap now - your post made me tired.

Runners Fuel said...

Super Woman!!!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I am jealous. How on earth did you read a book with the kids and no backup! Crazy awesome!

as you might have read. I had glue on my a** and accomplished jack squat and 10 miles. This is what happens to we when I limit my running.

kat said...

Well impressed, need to write a mummy manual for those of us who have not partaken in motherhood yet............. Any adivice, tips on staying sane would be greatly appreciated, no harm in pre preperation I say.

kat said...

Well impressed, need to write a mummy manual for those of us who have not partaken in motherhood yet............. Any adivice, tips on staying sane would be greatly appreciated, no harm in pre preperation I say.

Mile Posts by Dorothy Beal said...

Bathroom trips are the worst. There are so many things that childless people don't understand - haha. Seriously I hope to one day forget how hard it is taking three kids into public restrooms. Congrats on all you got accomplished - SUPER MOM!

SupermomE12 said...

I totally understand... my husband is a track coach (indoor and outdoor) and is gone on 2-4 day trips from January through May, usually 3 weekends a month. It is tough! I find that I have a much better attitude when I get my runs in and am able to get everything else done. Great job this weekend! :)

Julia said...

seriously impressive and productive weekend! you are amazing! awesome job on your run as well...that is a GREAT pace!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

CRAZY AWESOME status!! On Sunday I ran 13.1 miles, sat on my butt, did some laundry, sat on my rump, did the dishes, sat some more... Are you catching the theme.. Hehehe

Great pace friend!

Rachel McPhillips said...

I think you definitely need a ROCKSTAR medal. I love those days where I am really rockin' the multitasking mama routine.

Meredith said...

What a great weekend!! Way to go on your 16!! That's awesome!!!!

Pam said...

Oh yeah? Well I watched about 14 hours of CSI yesterday. YOU be jealous. hahaha

Rae said...

You are Super Mom and Super Wife! Way to get it done!

Stefanie D. said...

Um. You're a rockstar. I think you may be my idol now. :) Seriously amazing!

Run with Jess said...

You absolutely ROCK! I got pretty much nothing done this weekend except my long run. Priorities...
My hubby is gone a lot on military deployments - I find I'm a super organized and productive person during those times. If only I could maintain when he comes home...

Emz said...

YAY for 16 on the mill ---- a girl after my own heart!!

Loved this:

Successfully took three children to a restaurant without backup


nice. :)

Julie D. said...

ok, ya. I'm jealous. I was feeling pretty good about what I knocked off the to-do list but yours tops it for sure. amazing. Nice job on the run!

MCM Mama said...

I can beat that...

I drank 2 Guinness before 10 am.

I drank my weight in champagne between 2 and 5.

I drank ridiculous amounts of red wine between 6:30 and 10:30.

Oh, wait, it wasn't drinking contest? Crap, I got nothin' then.

Cynthia O'H said...

You are amazing!

Trish said...

Oh yeah! You rock! I'm officially jealous!!

LauraElaine said...

*Technically* it was in 47 hours, right??? Even more awesome :)

Laurie said...

Definitely impressed with the restaurant and bathroom visits! Great job on the speedy running too! You rock!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Okay, your to do list puts mine to shame!! AMAZING! You can manage a household and 3 energetic kids while running that mileage under your goal pace?!! Successful weekend!

Christine said...

You are SUPER Mom! :)

Jenn said...

A week late, I know...I'm a new follower and I think the angels from Heaven sang as I read your completed "to do" list. My mouth dropped at not only, "successfully took 3 children to restaurant WITHOUT backup" and then "bathroom???" Wow.

And now that I have officially turned into a creepy stalker, I'm going to get more inspired.

Thanks!