MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #20

So over on Wife of a Sailor, Wife posts questions for other bloggers to answer on their own military spouse blogs. (Still with me so far?) And since I just tucked the kids in their beds, I thought this might be fun to fill out because I’m waiting a few more minutes until they’re actually asleep to sneak some Ben & Jerry’s.

1. I WANT…

…to do a 5K next month. I walked two miles on Tuesday and today I… wait for it… jogged 4.6K today without stopping! Don’t be too impressed as I jog very slowly. So slow, in fact, that whenever I bring the big dog with me, he looks at me as if he’s saying, “Are you effing kidding me???”

2. I HAVE…

… to apologize to the kids tomorrow morning. Again. It has not been the best of times in this hizzouse this week. The kids have been taking turns getting sick and Lord knows I can’t sleep when they’re sick. I haven’t been able to work or work out in the past two weeks! Hopefully, running twice this week and working tomorrow will kick everything back into balance. Either that or I will have to find a sitter to watch my kids so I can put myself in time out for a while.

3. I WISH…

…it was Thanksgiving already then that would mean you-know-who would be home.

4. I HOPE…

…our household avoids illnesses this cold/flu season! I’ve had quite enough of hospitals, doctors, antibiotics, stitches, and sleepless nights to last me several seasons.

5. I WONDER…

…if I would be able to cut it in a doctoral program. It’s exciting to think about but intimidating as well. I also wonder if the kids are asleep. Coffee Heath Crunch ice cream, here I come!

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11 thoughts on “MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #20

  1. Good job with running! You should definitely sign up for a Turkey Trot or something next month. 5K’s are so much fun!!
    What area would you like to get your PhD in?

    • I did it! I signed up for my first 5K on Saturday, the day I turned… 37! The 5K is going to be the Sunday before Thanksgiving and the day after R flies home.

      For the next month, I’m going to run at least twice a week and at least two miles each time :/

      Will keep you posted on my progress (or lack thereof, hee hee!)…

      • I am so glad to hear that you signed up for a race! I’m doing a couple of races in next month too, so if you need virtual motivation from Alaska to stay on track with training, let me know!
        I would recommend increasing the mileage up to 3-3.5 in a next week or two. If you need to walk part of it, that’s fine but you’ll have a lot more confidence when you have been doing 5K, and some more while training.

        I can’t wait to read about your preparation for the race!!!!

  2. Oh, for sure do the 5K! Sadly, that was my goal after the surgery before this last one, and for awhile it looked like I might be able to do it (walking, of course). Then I ended up back in the chair for another year.

    I was talking to my therapist about it the other day. She said maybe try to do it in April instead. We’ll see.

    Good luck to you! 🙂

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