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Thursday, October 22, 2009

4 Mile Thursday

Day 2 of daycare went much better yesterday, no tears, and I think each day will get progressively easier. It helps to get the feedback that we do from the daycare providers that informs us of when she ate, slept, was diapered, etc, as well as comments about what she did during her time there (apparently, she really loves sitting in one of the bouncy chairs -- she likes to kick her legs and make it bounce), so we know that she's doing just dandy.

Today is my first day of actual class, and admittedly, it's gonna be weird stepping back inside the classroom after nearly 5 months off, but I'm looking forward to it. I really enjoy my job and the beginning of a term is always the most fun. I think that if my work were merely a paycheck to me, I would have chosen to stay at home full time, but because it's work that provides me with meaning and satisfaction, I feel more confident in my return. Plus, I am fortunate to have a job where I can work full time, but that enables us to have Norah is DC only part time.

But enough about my return to work and Norah's start of daycare; I feel it's all I have discussed this week. So, back to the running:

Yesterday, I took a rest day, which was nice, so this morning, I felt pretty fresh for my early AM run. I did a 4 miler in 43:40, so it wasn't speedy, but it felt good. It had rained at some point during the night; thus, the early morning air was incredibly humid, which made for a lot of Jess sweatiness, but the air temp wasn't too hot yet, so the overall effect wasn't that bad. Still, I pine for the weather we had on Sunday.

18 comments:

Lisa said...

WooHoo! Way to knock out 4 in the am. You're developing a nice morning running habit!

Marlene said...

I'm sure Norah will just thrive at DC, and it's really great how your schedule works out.

Nice AM run!

kelsalynn said...

That's great Jess! I'm glad it's getting easier.

I know exactly what you mean, I love my job. I find it very rewarding, it's more than just a paycheck. I feel so fortunate!

Great run!

Nobel4Lit said...

Great job with the run, and yes, you're fortunate to be able to get to work and keep her daycare time to a half-day. She's in good hands!

P.S. I hope I one day find a rewarding gig, too!

d.a.r. said...

Way to go mama!!! I'm glad day 2 went better for you.

and ps--no, the snow was from last winter. We are doing the 40s and rainy thing here right now. Ick!

Katie A. said...

Very impressed on getting four miles done, getting a babe to daycare and starting back to work all in one day! Awesome!
Keep up the good work! :)

Heather said...

I just caught up on your back to work posts and daycare . . . I'm glad it's going well. It's hard when they are so little and can't tell you about what's going on at daycare - nice that you get a full report!

Nice job on the run, too.

Jess said...

Great job on the 4 miler!

And glad to hear Norah's enjoying daycare!

MN Mom said...

Me too the weather on Sunday was umm umm good!

By the way Shannon and I can't see the annoying thing on my blog...so we don't know how to fix it.

MCM Mama said...

Glad the drop off improved. It'll keep getting easier.

Nice job on the run.

lifestudent said...

Looks like you have got it all figured out :) Congrats on the run, the return to work, and a successful daycare day (for you & Norah!).

N.D. said...

I am somewhat jealous you went back to work. I love working/teaching and it is good you went back and it is going well!

X-Country2 said...

Sounds like everyone is doing great! Nice work on the 4 miles. You'll be race ready in no time.

Aka Alice said...

Yay for 4 miles in the morning. I need to get back to trying to do that once in awhile!

Oz Runner said...

nice job on the 4 miler, and welcome back officially to the classroom...

Wes said...

Do they have video feeds at that DC? I always thought that was cool...

Lorian said...

Not sure if your weather is similar to the weather here in Houston, but this morning it was wonderful here! Woke up to a temp of 51! It was a little chilly at first, but oh so wonderful!

Shannon said...

Yahoo on Norah, easier transitions, & 4 miles!

BTW, I haven't told you lately~you"re the cutest mom evah!