October 09, 2011 I didn't mean to take 2 whole months off.

Actually, I meant to throw in the towel altogether on this blogging thing - motherhood is calling for me to give up a few things - until I walked into the church nursery this morning and one of Brenna's caretakers said "hey, so I'm running alot 6 miles yesterday and I was trying to find out what I should be doing...and hey, I stumbled across your blog."

Seriously, every time I consider shutting this thing down...someone tells me they've discovered my blog. Every. Single. Time. It's just weird.

So, what have I been doing for the last 2 months? Well, in no order of importance my life can be summed up like this:

- Cleaning up poopy diapers
- Cleaning up poop on B's clothes
- Cleaning up poop that transferred from B's clothes to mine
- Cleaning up poop off of my favorite $9 watch (only after I retrieved it from the frustrated with the amount of poop I deal with that I figured it was easier to throw the watch away then clean up more POOP)

I know,'s an exciting life I lead.

Running has been...well, as existent as it has been since I found out I was pregnant...which is pretty non-existent. Funny thing is, I'm still signed up for that marathon in 3 weeks. I've decided to back down to the half...and I think I've run a total of 13.1 miles in the last 3 months. Sad, isn't it?

I'm just bored with it. I don't know why. I'm reading a book about such things, and have decided that it's time to try something new.

So, I'm hiring a nanny that will have the sole job of changing poopy diapers (just don't tell Troy, okay?)

No, really, I've decided to give triathlon a whirl. Yeah, yeah...I know I don't know how to swim...or even like it for that matter. But, I'm hoping the whole "I hope I don't drown on an open-water swim" will be just the challenge I need to get my fitness kick started again.

I'm also thinking about doing some sort of body cleanse. No, not in the colonic sort of cleansing way...I've just felt so craptastic the last few weeks and I'm wondering if any of it has to do with my diet. I feel like I need a reset and maybe a 21 day cleanse will do the trick. So, if you have any suggestions on that sort of thing, shoot me an email.

So, there you have it...being a mom (and oh, yes, loving every minute of it!) and pretty much nothing else.

Hmmm...maybe next time I decide to post, I'll have something more interesting to say!


Troy Tarpley said...

On top of changing diapers, your forgot:
-Constant laundry
-Shuttling my mom to and from rehab
-Macon Tracks
-Dent Tricks
-Errands (pics of B, groceries, etc.)
-New Town
There's more I'm sure, but my point is....don't make it sound so glamorous. You do more than play with poop!

Firefly's Running said...

Welcome back, Amy!

Anne said...

I am caregiver for my 97-year-old grandmother ... trust me, the poopy diapers return.

I think training for a triathlon is a great idea to get back into the groove. Time-consuming, but good at overall fitness. The cleanse is another animal. Remember, energy management is critical for new{ish} moms and one side effect for at least initial periods is loss of it while the body adjusts to the lack of carbs and low protein in the diet. Not to mention your training will hit the skids for a spell as your body adjusts to the lack of ... everything.