Mom Life: I feel like the Baby Years are coming to an end. For the past three and a half years I've had a baby, then a toddler, and then a new baby and a toddler. Currently I'd say that I have a kid and a toddler, but pretty soon I'm just going to have two kids. They both seem to have grown up significantly in the past week. Swede is suddenly and fearlessly able to do all the things at the playground without any help. Abel is starting to refuse his high chair and wants to do everything by himself all the time (which is difficult because he does still need help much of the time). Watching them grow up is so bittersweet. I'm really excited for the next few years as a family, but also I feel really sad to leave this era behind.
Abel hasn't quite figured out popsicles yet...
Work Life: For a while - For most of the Baby Years, actually - I'd say that my career has been a little bit on cruise control. I've been doing my job. I've been doing a good job! But it's definitely felt like more of a job than a career. Lately, however, I am starting to feel more motivated to "lean in," to learn new things, and to take on new responsibilities.
Running Life: I've been having trouble staying consistent with running this year. I really loved running in February and March, but I felt very lackluster for most of April and May. I had a good race at the Narrow Gauge 10-Mile less than two weeks ago but since then have only managed three runs and I ate all the food while in Denver for work this week, so I'm not feeling very confident going into the Steamworks Half Marathon on Saturday. I'd really liked to be sub-2 - Wish me luck!
I did sign my "big endorsement deal" with Brooks yesterday though which was fun.
Social Life: It was so fun to see all my Denver friends this week while I was there for work! But it also reminded me that I need to keep making the effort at home. I have a couple new friends in Durango but they could easily fade back into acquaintances if I don't keep reaching out to make plans. #IntrovertProblems
At my favorite D Bar Denver with the lovely Tyffani
That's all! What's new in your life?