Monday, March 8, 2010

My Release

Running is totally my stress release.

Last Thursday and I hadn't been out of the house since the Sunday before.  I had my 2 kids, of course, 3 daycare kids, plus Jeni.  I was pretty overwhelmed when 5:45 rolled around and I was expecting the kids to be picked up.  It's a hard time for them to leave because I feed my kids dinner at 5:00, do baths at 6:00, and they go to bed at 7:00.  The daycare kids' parents want them to eat dinner at home, which is fine with me, but it's always a little awkward when I feed my kids, so I usually feed the day care kids too.  So, after a long busy day and dinner, I was really ready for the kids to leave at 5:45 like their parents said.  They weren't picked up until 6:00.  Every minute after the time the parents say they will arrive seems like an hour to me.  I don't mind watching them at all, but when the time comes that the parents said they would pick up the kids, I expect them to leave.

So, when the parents did arrive, I saw something that made me upset and I just had to get out of the house.  All I could think about was how much I wanted to go for a run.  Luckily Devin was already home, so as soon as the kids were picked up, I got my running clothes on and left.  I ran about 3 1/2 miles and loved every moment.  My lungs felt so good, but my left knee and right hip were hurting.  I didn't care.  I just kept going because I needed that time to myself.

I absolutely love running.

6 comments:

Molly said...

Ugh! thats so lame! I'm sorry about that! You are a better woman than I, With two kids I can't get anything done. One runs everywhere and the other one wants to be held constantly, and you tend! go you!

brady lady said...

yes, running is absolutely the best stress relief ever.

i sometimes take care of other kids and it is such a hard job, so i understand how frustrating it is when parents don't pick up their kids at the time they said, seriously it's just rude!

Katrina said...

I started running last year but I definitely don't love it yet. I'm like the little engine that could telling myself 'I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.' It's pretty sad.

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50centlove said...

I was a daycare provider a few years ago and I felt the same way! Every minute seems like an hour when the parents are late. Pickup your kid!! :o) I also run too. Love it.

The Bottjer Family said...

i feel your pain.... literally. =) Who would've thought that pounding pavement would be such a great release!

The Bottjer Family said...

i feel your pain.... literally. =) Who would've thought that pounding pavement would be such a great release!

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