Tuesday, February 28, 2012


As good as I fancy myself to be at multi-tasking, I am equally bad at focusing on more than one big project or event. During the holidays, I get consumed with all things Christmas or Halloween and a few summers ago, it was Blogging and training. Now I find myself totally wrapped up in starting this new business. Really, it is just supposed to be a side hobby; sell a few things on Etsy, do a few craft fairs, maybe put it in a store, but I am finding my brain constantly on craft mode. This has been hurting my training in a big way! Working out hasn't become a daily part of my routine yet, I still find it takes focus and real determination to get it done. I love the way I feel when I am training and involved in this workout web-world, but I can't seem to find space in my brain for both things.
Does anyone else have this problem? How do you deal with these big distractions? It is becoming more painfully aware that I have a HALF MARATHON to hopefully run in just a few months, and I haven't even started running again yet! My other tri disciplines are suffering just as much. I don't know if making a schedule is the answer, or setting goals, maybe even rewarding myself with crafting if I finish that days workout. I just find it so tempting to get my work done once the kids go to bed or while Jesse takes them to the gym instead of working up a sweat! I may not be able to fully immerse myself in more than one world at a time, but hopefully I will find that balance and focus soon!

Friday, February 3, 2012

What the...?

My Mom ran across this pictures when cleaning her room and my little sister thought I must share. Since I want to prove I can be as self-deprecating as anyone else, here you go. We can't figure out what they were from, or what the heck I am doing, but there are balloons! Enjoy.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Three Things Thursday (Grand Opening)

Apparently, I am back to once a week posting on Thursday, oops!

1. I am loving the 30 min circuit at the gym more and more. I feel like I am getting overall toning (which I desperately need) while also working up a good sweat. The only thing bugging me is our low tech gym doesn't have any type of timing system in there, so I am forced to keep track on my phone. If I try counting in my head, I end up counting the reps or losing track (hey, 60 is really HIGH!)

2. Coach has his first swim meet on Saturday. He has been loving his master's swim class and is ready to test his chops. Actually, he is pretty sure he is going to get creamed, but wants to do it for fun. The plan is to do the mile freestyle swim and the 100 IM. Last Saturday he actually swam for an hour straight with a friend and went almost two miles. Suddenly, the distances of the bigger tri's aren't scaring him, which he never thought would happen!  Riley and I will be going to cheer him on and hopefully, capture some pics.

3. In unrelated news, we officially have a sitting baby in the house. Riley is a champion sitter now (has been for a few weeks) which seems a bit behind the boys, but she might crawl before them!
Please ignore the crazy hair, it can't be tamed!

Now I am off to take care of my sick boys!

Oh, and in even more unrelated news, we are having a Grand Opening Sale for our crafting business 'I Want That! Crafts'. 15% off your entire order! If you are local, we can do delivery or pickup and you can visit our site here to order. Or if you need it shipped, just visit our Etsy shop here and enter code NEWSHOP. Thanks for the love and support!