We both made it through her first day of school.
I wasn’t concerned about her making it because she has been waiting for this day for months… I was concerned about if I was going to be able to make it.
I did her hair for the special occasion today and yes, I am completely jealous of my 3 year old’s hair. She was so beyond excited about school that she sat still while I blow-dried and curled it (which she never lets me do anymore).
She didn’t have any hesitations about going in without me—> she blew me a kiss and ran right in.
We started off our morning with her current favorite combination of cheesy scrambled eggs and some grapes.
And then it was off to school. After I dropped her off I drove over to a trail that I haven’t been to in a while and started my run. It was already pretty hot out so I was very grateful that I had an easy run on the schedule (5 miles @ 8:17 pace).
I have been having some anxiety lately and like usual, running brought me a lot of peace today. I turned on some of my favorite slow songs and within just a few minutes of running I felt so much calmness. I don’t know why running just helps me to think more clearly and to have a better perspective on things but it just does. Somehow it slows my thoughts down (rather than thinking a million things at once like I do most of the time) and I magically come up with solutions to things that I spend days worrying about. Running is usually the most physically strenuous part of my entire day but at the same time it is the most calming part of my day. Does that make sense? Anybody else?
I felt a million times better by the end. It’s crazy how fortysome minutes of running just helps me figure out life a bit. Maybe it is because there are a lot less distractions when we run—> just your thoughts, some tunes and moving forward.
I picked up Brooke and we went to celebrate her first day with some steak salads.
Just in case you are wanting to hear what Brooke learned about on her first day of school (don’t mind my voice that is 4 octaves too high):
The highlight of last night—> some intense Candy Land. a veggie platter and chicken roll leftovers with the guy and Brookers.
PS Has anyone tried out this flavor yet? Thoughts? I personally feel like M&M’s just need to stick to plain milk chocolate, peanut butter, coconut, pretzel and peanut. The rest I could do without.
What are some of the beauties of running that you’ve experienced lately?