Thursday Thoughts

My head is swimming with final logistics for the event I’m working this weekend, along with camp prep, birthday and Father’s Day gifts that still need to be bought….well you get the idea….So today I’m joining in with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday and a little randomness coming your way.


Camp pack lists – As we start assembling everything on my son’s camp pack list, I continue to marvel at just how much he’s taking with him. And, I’m also discovering how time consuming it is to label everything!

Paper explosion – Just as I was starting to feel a little in control of the paper clutter that often consumes my dining room table and kitchen counter, my 3rd grader’s been bringing home a steady stream of papers and art projects from throughout the year, and once again my dining table has disappeared. Really how many worksheets do these kids do?

Calendar white space – One of the things getting me through the sheer nuttiness of this week/weekend is seeing all the white space on the calendar for the next couple of weeks. The last school event is done and lacrosse season is over, and I have visions of more relaxed evenings and the return of family dinners.

Training plans – It’s been a while since I’ve been on a training plan, and after reading about so many getting ready to kick off their fall training, it’s got me kinda itching to get started. I’m still playing with my fall race calendar….


New shoes – It was suggested by the orthopedists that I consider changing up my running shoes and try to opt for something with a little more cushion than my beloved Kinvaras – especially as I get back into the swing of things. So I’m going to give the Saucony Zealot ISOs a whirl – they’re suppose to offer the light weight and ride of the Kinvara with maximum cushioning – sounds like what the doctor ordered. Going to take them for a test run later today!

So tell me, are you drowning in end-of-school-year papers? Have you started your fall training?

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  1. I am so grateful school is out. And, while I am confident we are going to have a bad case of the summer slide šŸ™‚ I’m in for some relaxation and no homework.
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  2. Those new running shoes are so pretty! I have a big race in August I’ve been preparing for and my MCM training will “officially” start up in July. If you’re looking for a great fall race the Wineglass Marathon & Half Marathon in Corning, NY is awesome.
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  3. We’re on week 2 of break so the paper storm is over. Now I drive the summer school taxi.
    Beautiful shoes! I hope they feel great!
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  4. I don’t have any kids in school and I’m still drowning in paper clutter. I swear, just when I get everything filed away and organized, a week later I’ve got clutter all over the table. One of my goals is to get this under control! šŸ™‚
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  5. I’m in the middle of sorting out my fall training plan too. It’s exciting and overwhelming. I know that it will mean a lot more time dedicated to hitting the pavement! I’m happy to hear that things will settle down for you soon!
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  6. I start my marathon training right after the 4th of July! Love the new shoes, the color is awesome!
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  7. Those camp packing lists are good preparation for college lists – start saving those Bed Bath & Beyond coupons now! šŸ˜‰
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