Running Toward: Winter

It’s entirely possible that I jinxed things by commenting on how awesomely warm it was last weekend. We are fully into winter now. Kinda crazy that in the span of a couple of days we went from nice fall weather to full on winter. Snow, wind, cold. Ew.

I couldn’t help but laugh at the fact that my boys were so excited when they saw the snow and within about 5 seconds of being out in it, were both complaining and wishing that winter was over. Sigh. It’s going to be a long 5 months, isn’t it?


Luckily by the weekend, they warmed up so-to-speak to the new conditions and had some fun outside. We’ll see how they deal when it’s -30C out but for now…progress 🙂

This week, we take the little lady for her 12 month check-up (even though she’s nearly 15 months). She has low muscle tone that’s prevented her from reaching some of her physical milestones. She’s recently started crawling and pulling herself to standing but definitely can’t walk on her own, even along furniture. We’re not overly concerned because she’s otherwise happy and healthy but there is always the possibility of referrals for treatment to help her hit those milestones.  Thankfully, she’s a sweet, mostly easy-going little girl but you can definitely tell that she’s getting frustrated with not being able to chase her brother’s around the house. She’s also getting heavy to carry around…so there’s also that. At least she’s not climbing up on everything 🙂

I’m also getting into a routine of training for my kettle bell certification in February. I never in a million years thought I would enjoy using kettle bells but I really am! They are so challenging but so awesome. I’m really enjoying the process!

Kettle Bell

Coaching training this week has me nervous. I have a lot of work to do and I need to really bring it. The frustrating thing is that I know what I need to do but for some reason, I just can’t unlock it. It’s like a big road block I can’t seem to get around. And I need to get around it! Sometimes I wish I could actually kick myself in the brain and knock some sense into it.

Otherwise, I think this week will be a fairly quiet one. As we approach the holiday season and life starts to go at lightening speed, I definitely want to take advantage of the quieter moments to be still and present in my day to day life. Sometimes resting in the mundane can be really hard, especially when there is so much on my plate and on my mind but I know the importance of it and the need for it. My mind has been full of unrest as of late and the exhaustion is really dragging me down. I don’t want to miss the blessings that are right in front of me while looking for others that aren’t mine to have.