Writing up a Week in Review feels like falling into a pool when I only wanted to dip my toe in. Like, there’s so much to write and so little time and how on earth will I ever choose what to note and what to leave out? Gah. Okay I hear Jesse stirring so I need to get this done pretty quick here.
Callum started daycare! Well, I should use that term loosely. We call it “play group” and he only goes once a week from 9-2. The first day was on Wednesday and he LOVED IT. I’m not just saying that. This place is like a frigging Disneyland for 3 year olds. Here’s his photo that his teacher put on his cubby:
I’ve never put any of my kids in daycare before but I felt like Callum needed a little extra time to be a three-year-old. He gets dragged around on so many errands with me, teacher meetings for the older kids, doctor appointments, all those things, that I finally decided that having him at daycare one day a week would free me up to get all those things done on that day rather than dragging him around with me.
Jake graduates this year and he got his photo proofs back. This is my favourite one:
Freddy had a soccer game on Saturday but Katie and Jesse and I ended up spending most of it camped out in the van. Katie helps me out so much with Callum and Jesse, but she’s definitely most adamant about holding little J. She will often say to me in a deep demanding voice, “GIVE ME THE BABY.” Ha ha ha. She’s awesome.
We went to our first Christmas party last night but I spent the majority of in the bathroom. Not because of too much tequila, no. But because Jesse decided that it would be the perfect time to blow out three diapers in a row.
Monday– A 3 mile treadmill warm-up while Jesse slept and then an 8 mile tempo run in the rain once Andrew came home (7:10 min/miles).
Tuesday– Super slow 8 mile recovery run!
Wednesday– What a gong show of a day. It was Callum’s first day at daycare (he only goes one day/week) and the teacher got sick and had us come get our kids early! So I didn’t get this run done until much later in the day. I did 3 miles before I had to get Callum and then 6 miles later.
Thursday– No school for the kids on Thursday or Friday (parent teacher interviews and profession development or something) so I squeezed in an 8.35 mile treadmill run when Jesse had his first nap. Thankfully Callum still had preschool, so it worked out.
Friday– 8.7 miles on the treadmill! Super boring, but gearing up (down?) for another 18 miler this weekend.
Saturday– I went out for an 18 miler with the front 9 at 8:20 pace and the back 9 with a 7:40 pace but I ended up running too fast at the start (I couldn’t hold back; I was listening to a podcast and then music that moved me and I got caught up in it) and then bonking at the end, slogging out the last few miles at a 9 min/mile pace. Oh well. 18 miles done, so that’s a win in itself.
Sunday– 7 slow treadmill miles to hit 70 for the week.
That’s it! I’m a lot more sore than I should be. It’s weird. You’d think I would have been way more sore after last week’s 18 mile run because 11 of them were tempo miles! I think it’s accumulated fatigue. My left hip is a little sore so I’m taking it easier than normal this week. Also, my front tooth is killing me. Apparently I clench my teeth or something and it sets off the nerve up there. HORRIFIC.
Any of you guys ever get nerve pain in your teeth from clenching them? What helps?
Have you guys gone to any Christmas parties yet?