Three months ago, Sofia and I were walking through the park after a run, when a family passed us on their bikes. The youngest child looked to be around Sofia’s age, and was pedaling as fast as his training wheels allowed.
“Sofia, you haven’t been on your bicycle in a while. You should go on it,” I said.
“But, Mommy, you remember, last time I fell and I hurt my cheek and I cried. I don’t want to fall again.”
We are always encouraged to multitask, it is considered a positive thing and is usually on resumes as a strength—that we are able to do be flexible and tackle different activities in a short amount of time. I don’t know about you but many times this leaves me exhausted and feeling burned out. This article suggests setting aside larger blocks of time for each task, and encourages taking 15 minute breaks every few hours in order to be more productive.
We’ve been a bit quiet on the blog the past week as we took our week-long vacation in the actual Midwest and East. This trip kind of snuck up on us. When we first received the invitation to his cousin’s wedding in Pittsburgh, Mr D and I went back and forth quite a bit. We wondered whether Caleb would be old enough and whether we’d all be up for such our first big trip as a family of four. Then plans were made to visit Mr D’s great-uncle in Cleveland, who will be turning 96 this year, and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have the kids meet him. All in all, the D California contingent heading east would number eleven!
It’s official, I signed up for the Houston Marathon in January 2017. Not sure whether it was because of a lapse in good judgement, getting caught up in the hype of wanting the free “In Training” t-shirt before it ran out, or just plain wanting to prove that I could do it again. Official training on an 18-week schedule begins this week, and although I know that I am able to accomplish this goal there are definitely some things I need to be more consistent with this time around and good nutrition is high up on my list. I need to remember this list of post-run eating mistakes as I’m guilty of quite a few of them.
It’s wedding season, and nowadays a lot of women are saying that they don’t want to get the typical wedding dress nor do they want to spend a lot of money on something they may wear only once. I came across the exact same dilemma when Mr D and I had our San Francisco wedding (nearly seven years ago now, yikes!). I didn’t have a lot of time to find a dress and quite a small budget. Looking online, any dress that had the label “wedding” or “bride” in front of it was at least $300. Unwilling to spend that much, I took a day off from work to trek across San Francisco in search of the non-wedding wedding dress.