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June Madness and Other Short Stories

Running in Wandsworth, London

It’s June and end of school year madness. There are still 3 more weeks of school left for my kids but the activities that require parental participation have ramped up.

There were Big Exams for my oldest last week. There were Smaller Exams for my youngest.

Now there are sports days, assemblies, leavers’ activities’ week, a day-trip to France for one kid (don’t ask), end of year drinks with each year group’s parents, leavers’ dinner with kids & parents, organising presents for all the year 8 boys, filling in surveys and questionnaires, visiting the older kid’s new school for induction, filling in more forms for that school, buying uniform for that school, attending orthodontist visits to get ready for some metal for the teenager…

It’s exhausting to even type all this up.

At work there are 260 days left until my office shuts its doors in London due to Brexit and about 26 days left until we launch a new website we’ve been working on for the past year and some. Keyword: hectic.

The good thing about the Brexit preparations is that we all have to work from home 1-2 days a week to get used to remote working as the exit from London will be messy and will require a lot of us to work from home a bit. At first I wasn’t used to working from home at all but I’m a few months into this new routine and it’s actually pretty nice. I get to go for a run after the school drop-off and before I have to log in, and I don’t have to deal with the Northern Line every single day.

Running is going really well, by the way. My left arch still niggles me when just walking around but not when I’m actually running. I think rolling a frozen water bottle under my arch a few times a day is good for all of my plantar fascia, not just the torn part.

Crossfit is also lots of fun as usual, although my new Crossfit box loves manic conditioning sessions that leave you feeling a bit ill – especially when it’s 22C outside and 28C inside the gym. But – what doesn’t kill you… and all that…

All in all, despite all the million things that are going on and wind me up and make me stressed, life is totally OK right now.  I can run again, the sun is out again (most of the time), the kids only moan 50% of their waking hours and are pretty cool the rest of the time.

And did I mention the sun is out?

That one is the main helper of my mental state.

Ooooh, and, AND —> I WON some stuff!  Georgina and Ian (aka @fitcetera and @ianrunsldn) had a raffle when they were raising money for the London Marathon and I won some stuff! It’ll be all over Instagram stories when it arrives 😀  And yes, I do Instagram stories now. Super addictive, super good time waster 😉

And with that this little life update is over and out!

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  • Reply
    Anna @AnnaTheApple
    June 18, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Pleased to hear your foot is much better! whoop! I honestly don’t know how you working mums (or mums in general) survive. You guys are awesome.

    • Reply
      mind matter project
      June 18, 2018 at 10:13 pm

      We have great husbands but we also are tired all the time!

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