Well, it has been a hot minute since I’ve written, so I thought I’d play a little catch up. Working in college sports, the academic year is pretty steady, but things always take off as we approach March Madness and the end of basketball season.
These past few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to travel with our Men’s Basketball team and to spend time over the weekend supporting our athletes. While traveling for work takes extra coordination on the home front, I absolutely love traveling with our athletes and supporting them as they compete.
Two weeks ago I traveled to Worcester, Massachusetts with our men’s basketball team and then last week we closed out our season at Lafayette College.
While there, we stayed at the Hotel Bethlehem, which was just beautiful! I’ll be honest, having the time on the road to focus on work and work alone was really wonderful! I got so much done, and although I missed my kids dearly, it felt amazing being able to focus on one thing (and get some quality sleep).
I did a pretty good job while on the road. I ate with the team but tried to make sure I was balancing out what I was eating. My favorite meal on the road was this Greek salad. It was awesome!
Neal was so, so, so awesome while I was traveling for work and working over the weekends. He supports my dreams, in so many ways, and I’m forever grateful. With two kids, it’s hard finding time. Time for each of us to work on our own hobbies, passions, and to do lists. It’s hard, but I’m so grateful for the support Neal has shown me these past two months as I studied for my personal training certification and traveled for work. We’ll switch gears these next few weeks, as Neal moves into football season and finishes writing his 5th book, but I appreciated his support as we move into March Madness!
This weekend was pretty chill! Well, let me back it up a second. Friday we had a crazy windstorm here in the DC area. The kid’s schools were closed, so I stayed home with the kids. Around 8AM, while I was feeding Kinnick, I started seeing shingles falling off our roof… I knew it couldn’t be good. A pretty large portion of our roof came off during the storm, so we’re dealing with that at the moment. Not the best way to start the weekend, BUT I’m just so, so grateful it didn’t rain this weekend! Most of our days were spent with our kiddos, which was fun!
Today started off slow, which was needed! I ate oatmeal with Kinnick while Neal and Magnolia enjoyed their weekly donuts. I spent the rest of the morning cleaning the kitchen, washing a million bottles, and preparing for the work week.
Before taking Magnolia to her swim lessons, I spent an hour going through the kids clothes and deciding what to donate or sell at the next Tot Swap. It’s wild how quickly they grow out of clothes.
I had grand plans for the kids’ post lunch nap, but Kinnick decided he only wanted to nap on momma… so I napped too. Obviously I was in heaven, and greatly appreciate the nap, but my to do list went out the window. After the kids’ naps we went to the grocery store and then I did some cooking.
I made banana bread, banana mini muffins, roasted sweet potatoes, and burgers for dinner. I took some time to plan out my meals for the week ahead and packed my bags for the work week. I’m trying out a new workout and work schedule this week, moving my OrangeTheory workouts back to Mondays and Fridays. My old scheduled worked while I was studying for my certifications, but it’s time for a new schedule.
For dinner, Neal and I had burgers, which we ate after the kids went to bed. Tonight we’ve watched the Oscars and I’ve had some time to blog and plan for the week ahead. This is a big week for our women’s basketball team at work, so I worked to get ahead of a few things before the week takes off.
2018 is off to a busy start, but I am proud of how we’ve rolled with it. I think Neal and I have realized, learned, and accepted that there’s always something!