The Secret Life of Runners, or me anyway.

It seems like this blog has just become a running blog of sorts.  I didn’t intend for it be that way but, to be honest, I live a pretty boring life by most people’s standards.  I do the same things every day, every week, every month.  The only excitement in life is waiting for the UPS man to arrive and that’s only on really good days LOL.  Now that school is out til next month, I barely leave the house for reasons other than running, cycling or picking up my son from daycare when he goes.  My mom tells me all the time that I (we) am wasting my youth and she wonders if I don’t get bored of being home all day, every day.  It sounds pathetic, I know, but I really don’t mind it most of the time.   I enjoy the solitude but I realize that is something that is difficult for many to understand.  If I didn’t gain a million pounds, I’d spend the days baking.

I’ve never really been a social person and neither is my husband.  It’s not that my socially awkward, I function just fine in social situations, it’s just that I don’t like doing things people my age, and child-free mostly, like to do.  I don’t like going to clubs or bars, I don’t go to parties (mostly because we don’t really know anyone), I don’t really like a lot of noise, etc.  I would love to go out more often, mostly just date nights with my husband but we live so far from my family that’s really an operation to get them watch the kiddo.  Even then, it can’t just be for a few hours at night, it has to be, at the very least, overnight.  Most times we’ve done this we have ended up still not going anywhere because we are either tired or just can’t think of anything to do other than eat dinner somewhere and that’s not novelty, we do it often.

To add insult to injury, we are going on, I don’t know, a month maybe of not getting more than a few hours of sleep at a time.  In the past month, our son has slept the entire night maybe 4 times.  We are at the end of our rope and don’t know what else to do about the situation.  It’s taking a toll on everyone, including him.  He’s almost two and a half years old, we should be way past this by now.  He’s never been a good night sleeper though so, in reality, we’ve been dealing with this for 2.5 years.  I love him to pieces but I’m looking forward to the day he goes off to college because at this rate, that’s when we’ll start actually sleeping.  That’s not much hope considering he’s not even two and a half yet 😉

So, the most exciting things in my life at the moment happen to be the races I take part in, which is why they are just about the only content in the blog as of late.  Besides, no one reads this so it’s just for my own sake, more than anything else, that I still even keep it up every now and then.

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