2. Marathon training. (Warning: if you do not like whining, please skip to #3): It is HARD. Even my 7 yr old, when I say, "It is really hard." , responds to me "Mom, its supposed to be hard. It's 26 miles!" Why does he have to be so smart? Anyways, this week I am paying for last week's mistakes. Last week I felt great after every run, so I let my normal routine slide. I might have forgotten to ice and stretch a few times. OK, most days. Now, my muscles are in knots. My legs are sore and my runs this week have been tolerable at best. Plus, I have not been sleeping enough, so I am running on E. This week I am trying to get back on track. Yesterday, I took a 2 1/2 hour nap while A was napping, and my foam roller and I have become reacquainted. I am at the peak of my mileage. Right now, I really cannot wait for the marathon to be over. I love running, but do not love my legs feeling like this. Is feeling like this normal?
3. Homeschooling: In yesterday's post, I mentioned that I have been trying new things with our homeschooling. I wrote that post about two weeks ago now and it was just auto posted. So far, our new plan has been going really well. J is working harder which has given me more time to really work with K and A. I think both K and A will start reading at the same time! J has not complained when I have asked him to do his work over. But, the thing that I love most about our new plan is that, each day at the end of school, I ask J how he feels he did at school and whether he feels he did well enough to earn a sticker. I would have expected, that as a boy of 7, who desperately wants a Lego castle, he would say yes without even hesitating, but each day he gives a very thoughtful and in depth answer. And, he has had a few days where he has said that he did not earn a sticker. He is so mature for his age!
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