Saturday, October 1, 2011
Oh Happy Day
But sometimes...a Mommy needs to step back, recharge, and remember who she is.
I was in dire need of such a moment, as the day-to-day grind of being a working mom of 2 and wife was wearing on me, emotionally & physically. I could feel the restlessness and exhaustion creeping up, and I was getting a bit short with my family...thank God I caught it before I went over the deep-end. So...I took a moment...or two...
I had one of the most wonderful few hours by myself the other day. It truly only takes me a few hours to rediscover who I am, remove myself from my roles of mommy and wife, and just do things I love. It does wonders. It doesn't take much; a workout, shoe shopping, running errands ALONE, eating lunch ALONE taking my time with a bowl of soup, coffee, a cookie and a book, a quiet pedicure with a chair massage and a stroll around Target. I was a new woman, renewed and ready to take on all the responsibilities that awaited me.
I was also lucky enough to have my few hours THEN be able to complete two weekends of solid showings at back-to-back 5K's, minus the jogging stroller. I love to run! It is freeing, competitive, physically challenging and one of the only ways I can clear my head and manage my stress. Being a runner is one of my "labels", it makes me who I am. So when I kicked some pretty good post-baby butt in my first two races back (I even placed in the second run) I felt like yelling from the rooftops "I'm back baby!".
What do you do to recharge and rediscover you?? This is what I do...