|I never get tired of this GIF|
Long runs used to be social events for me but shockingly, it's not easy to find someone who wants to go for a three hour speed walk with you on a weekend morning. It's not like I'm doing this race for time since you know...walking is slow, but I feel like a fraud for not properly training. All those years of mentally mocking people who just waltz up to the start line on race day and didn't train and now I'm one of them.
I'm not saying that I don't work out, but I don't focus on one thing like I did before with running. Now I do stuff like Zumba, spin, and weight training classes and when I don't take a class I get on the Stair Master. It's still the only cardio machine that doesn't irritate my back at all. It's a hard machine cardio-wise, but the short stride is easy on the body. It's really too bad that stair climbing isn't a competitive sport. Maybe one day because there are a lot of oddly competitive people out there just waiting to try something new.
In non-broken body workout news, the baby is still not sleeping well consistently. You know how some people say things like "We haven't slept in two years" when they have young kids and you assume they are using hyperbole? Yeah, it's not as hyperbolic as I wanted to believe. The best part of being up at night with her screaming and then up early because 5:30am is party time is how she can't even stay awake for a five minute car ride.
I will never understand the kid logic of being tired during the day that you could just fall asleep at a moment's notice and then still wanting to not sleep at night. Sleep is awesome! Sleep makes everything better! No one likes feeling so tired that even chewing your food is a chore.
Probably the reason she doesn't want to sleep is because she doesn't feel tired. It's just me (and my husband) who are tired. Cordelia has constant energy and just doesn't seem to need as much sleep as other kids. Maybe one day she'll make a good doctor or some other profession that requires being able to function on limited sleep. I'm already teaching her about good work ethic by giving her chores, so she's really set for life.
|The baby has horrible taste in beer, I know|
Also, it has already been noted that I have a baby Tylenol and Motrin syringe hoarding problem. For some reason, I never throw any away. It's like I'm worried that one day they will stop including a new one in every package of medicine you buy. You just never know when you might really need a 1.85ML syringe and not have at least five ready and waiting to go.
Do you find yourself hoarding random items? I also have a plastic bag collection, which is totally useful about twice a year.
Do you need less sleep than the average person? I've found that I can function on less than I thought, but I'm not happy about it and won't do it voluntarily. When I find out people stay up until like midnight on a weeknight for no reason, it boggles my mind.