Last night, after many many manymanymany hours of work, I finally finished all of the PowerPoint slides for each day of Student Week. And I sent off the Student Workbook for printing. I felt like throwing a party, so I ate some chocolate ice cream and caught up on Blindspot.

Anyway, last summer, my man purchased a tandem bike and it’s been a great bonding experience for him and the children. He gets to hear things like, “My butt hurts,” over and over again. The youngest is still too short to ride with him, but the others have all trained and participated in races/rides over the past year. The picture above is from a 50-mile charity ride a few weeks back.

As of yet, I have not gotten on the tandem with him. We rented one a few years back for a date and it was loads of fun, but he actually wants a workout with this one and I’m more like, “Oh, look! A pub! Let’s stop in for a beer.” or “My butt hurts.”

I’ve been easing back into running with the boys. (My feet have been feeling great for awhile now. Yay!) I downloaded a Couch to 5K plan, attached it to the fridge and we are crossing off the days as we do them. We just finished Week 2 Day 2. We started five weeks ago. Clearly, we’re killin’ it.

We also started Beachbody’s newest program, 22 Minute Hard Corps. The boys love to hate it.

My goal is just to move my body more.



Last year, I set a goal to read fifty-two books and came short by four books. Ack!

I decided to give it another go this year and I’m over half-way to my goal already. Woohoo!

Here are some of my favorites so far:

***** My Year of Running Dangerously: A Dad, a Daughter, and a Ridiculous Plan

***** The Paper Magician

**** Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World

***** Kisses From Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption

**** Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life

***** 13 Hours: Benghazi, Libya. 11 September 2012

***** Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live on Purpose.

**** Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life

Read any good books lately?