Woke up this morning and realized that a full schedule and to-do list meant that Walking Club wasn’t going to happen. Because I am v. committed to gettin’ those steps in, I decided to go RIGHT AFTER I brought the boys to school.
Before we left, I worked on getting everyone ready to leave. Breakfast? Check. Oh, you hate breakfast? Fine, we’ll leave early, you can get breakfast at school. We have to leave ten minutes early. Clock is ticking. Put your clothes on. Oh wait, it’s Spirit Day – gotta find you school colors, yes, yes, that will do. Head to toe. Got it. Don’t forget to brush your teeth! Which of you needs lunch? Makes lunch, writes cute note #becausemomming. Triple checks – did I sign your notebook? Yep, I did. Last night. But checked again today.
Oops, seven minutes to go – gotta get myself ready. This Optimus Prime shirt will do, toss on my cardigan for walking. Don’t forget socks! Yes, I need new shoes. Will fit that in next month. Checks FitBit. Half-charged. That’s fine. Oh shuckers, it’s canned goods day. Wrestles up some canned goods. Kid #2 needs some also. Texts momma. Can you leave some out? Great. Now we have to leave a few minutes BEFORE we planned again to pick those up, put in bag.
Walk to school amidst complaints that the bags are SOOOO heavy. Ignores and feel invigorated that I WILL BE WALKING after I get the critters off to school. Drops kid #1 – he goes right in. Drops kid #2 – oops, forgot gym shoes. That’s okay, it’s Friday, no gym – you’re good to go. Have fun! Love you, miss you, kiss you.
TIME TO WALK!
Start walking. Turn on my favorite jams. Shawn Mendes and Meghan Trainor – giving me all the beatz. I am WALKING. Getting that exercise in. Oh shoot. It’s colder than I thought. That’s fine. Will walk faster. Sheesh, it is REALLY chilly out. Hands are turning red. Covers. Oh wait. If I cover, will it still track my FitBit? Better tough it out. Oooo love this song, time to dance around. It’s my neighborhood, who cares? I’m a thirty-something mom just doing my thang. Stop dancing – new song – hate it. Getting cold again. Okay, fine. Today is the perfect day to start the couch to 5k. Jog out of necessity, not because I like it. Dance again to a new beat. Back to jogging. Back to walking. Freezing again.
Stop at the park, answer a work question from an early riser, think about the to-do list. How much farther? Oooo made the turn towards home. Feeling warmed up – will go the long way. Get about 2 miles from home. Good, good. You are making GREAT progress #killinit. And will get back in PLENTY of time for the day. Turns towards home, only 2 miles to go. Oops, what’s that? A call from the school. Good, good. This is good.
Oh? Kid #1 ALSO forgot his gym shoes? And he has gym today? Yep, yep. When does he need them? Oh, within the hour? Yes, yes. Gets off phone. Think about how I can get from 2 miles away to my home in like 15 seconds. Do I run? #nope Do I jog? #why Fine, will speed walk, like the mall people do. Oh good, I took the street with the big hill. That’s fine – goes over the conversation with Kid #1 for after school – I can’t do all the things and dress you and yada yada yada – remember your shoes next time. Maybe I’ll write a cute note so you don’t feel nervous that you forgot. Working on getting up the hill, ugh, this is higher than I remember. Why did I jog earlier!?
ALSO SELF, WHY DIDN’T YOU REMIND THEM TO WEAR GYM SHOES WHEN YOU WERE GOING OUT THE DOOR?!!?!??! That was probably when you were making a v. healthy protein shake with spinach for yourself that you didn’t have time to EAT BEFORE YOU LEFT so now you will get home and basically be starved but FIRST YOU HAVE TO BRING THE GYM SHOES TO THE SCHOOL so #health will have to WAIT.
Finally made it home. Fit that walk in. Now to run (j/k, walk, but actually probably drive) the gym shoes to school and “start” my day and drink my spinach.
And we wonder why moms don’t have bodies that don’t just “bounce back” after baby?! It is PROBABLY BECAUSE THEY ARE OUT TRYING TO WORK OUT AND THEN ONE OF THOSE BELOVED HUMANS CALLS AND IS LIKE I FORGOT A THING AND SHE FINDS HERSELF AT A PARK 2 MILES FROM HOME, FREEZING HER BUNS OFF, AND HAS TO NOT ONLY FIND A WAY HOME ON HER FEET (!!!!!!) BUT DO SO IN A TIMELY FASHION.
THIS IS WHY, PEOPLE. THIS. IS. WHY.😂😂😂