Friday, April 19, 2013

See Ya.

Cloud Gate. May 2010.

Other than that quick 5-hour sleepover Alice had with her cousins back in February, I haven't been away from my kid for more than just an hour or two.  That means it has been 392 days since I've had an entire day to myself.  An entire day off from being Mom.  An entire day to do whatever I want!

My husband has, of course, offered to let me go do my own thing on a Saturday or Sunday but, when the weekend rolls around, I want to spend time with both him and Alice.  And then there is that whole super mom phenom that leaves me feeling a bit guilty that I should even need time away from my baby and my job as a stay-at-home mom.  So why am I bringing all this up?


No husband.  No baby.  Just me.  All alone!  I'm going to Chicago to meet a dear friend who is traveling there for work and invited me to join her for the weekend.  And I jumped at the chance.  She will be busy with work until mid-day Sunday which means I will have almost two-whole days all to myself to do whatever I want.

The thought alone gives me chills.

(That is, if I can get out of Boston with all the mayhem going on today.)
Weekly Workouts: Monday - Rest day (although I'm pretty sure Alice and I walked 5 miles around town). Tuesday - Crossfit: 3 sets of 5 reps back squats (125lbs) then 30 reverse single leg lunges (55lbs) + 600 jump ropes. Wednesday - Crossfit: 7 sets of 2 reps power cleans (75lbs) then 36 power cleans (75lbs) + 36 wall balls (14lbs)... my first Rx workout! Thursday - 4 sets of 4 reps strict shoulder press (75lbs) then 24 strict shoulder press (65lbs) + 40 lateral bar burpees + 55 hanging leg raises. Friday - Rest day!


  1. Have a great kid-free weekend!

  2. So glad you are safe and were able to get away from Boston for a day or 2. Your husband is a wonderful capable man. I'm sure Alice had a grand time having Daddy all to herself. XO

  3. I have an almost-two-year-old son and I remember the first time I spent the day away from my little guy and my husband. It was such a thrill! I too felt guilty at first about being away from my role as primary caretaker (both for my husband and son) but if we don't take the time for ourselves, there's no guarantee anyone is going to willingly hand it over to us deserving mamas, right?


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