Quiet Weekend

A Tired PuppyHello!

How are you all? I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend and are settling nicely back into the week.

We were fairly quiet over the weekend and I took a break from training. I’ve had an ear infection that has been harassing me for just shy of a week. At first I kept training with it, because it’s just my ear, but then I thought I’m not really doing myself any favours. I probably need rest. So rest it has been. I’m gearing to go this week after taking some time off.

I headed out this morning for an 8km run, which was the first run I’ve been on in awhile. It felt good and actually I felt like I could have run farther. I am looking forward to getting back into some kind of training routine again.

My enjoyment for running seems to be rubbing off onto my girls. They constantly play “going for a jog”. Yesterday when I called one to lunch she replied “I can’t mummy, I’m busy in this running race.” Funny how perceptive they are, hopefully they pick up more of my good habits then my bad habits!

Being a mum of little girls I really hope they don’t develop body image issues and unhealthy thinking with food and exercise. I want them to be active and healthy and happy! Doesn’t every mum I guess?!? The pressure on kids just seems so high.

Apart from that, I spent the weekend cleaning and clearing out stuff. Sorting things to save, donate and sell. I’ve been doing quite a lot of selling lately, which has made getting rid of things easier. I hate having too much stuff, but it is so easy to accumulate. And it starts early, I have no idea how my kids have so many toys! Feels good to clear it out and have more open space!

How was your weekend? What are your training plans like this week? Do you enjoy clearing clutter?

Jess xoxoxox

photo by: Henrik Thorn

12 Responses to Quiet Weekend

  1. I’m sure your girl didn’t mean it that way. She’s just imitating you, in the good way 😛

    The pressure is scary. I’ve worked with this Indian lady in my old lab who was chubby and constantly dieting. Her daughter though was tiny and didn’t eat anything. I remember someone asking her why she didn’t eat and she replied “because I don’t want to be fat like mommy”. This is coming from a 6 year old!!! Ughh….
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  2. I hope you feel better, Jess!

    Having crazy body image issues myself, I would also definitely want to protect my child from that for as long as possible…which is one reason that I’m so terrified of being a parent, ha. The pressure on kids (and parents) really is high!
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    • I know I wish you could shield your kids without being overprotective and let them enjoy but never have anything bad happen to them… crazy mum thoughts right there! haha

    • It is very tempted to keep going with it, even though they are painful it feels isolated so you think I’ll be ok. Not fun though your poor girlfriend!

    • It is tough and impossible not to worry. I remember saying to my mum when I was pregnant that I was worried about the twins and would be relieved when they arrived. She told me you will just have something else to worry about!

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