So it’s been a minute since I’ve given you guys a life update so I figure I’d write one of these to catch you up on my insane summer, since the kids are officially back in school today.
During the month of August, We took two trips almost back to back. The first one was to our fourth (and final wahhhhh) Family Forward Conference. The second one was the boys first trip to Jamaica for a family wedding, which was incredible for many reasons but mainly because they got to meet close family they have NEVER met before, and experience the land from which their beloved grandmother and great aunts were born. Plus they got to enjoy the beach, the pool and so much more. (Full posts coming on that experience soon!)
Ambassadorships & Other Fun…
A few weeks ago I was approached to be a member of the 24 Hour Fitness Fit Squad! For the next year I’ll be visiting various 24 Hour Fitness locations, trying the classes, the equipment and reporting back to you guys on Instagram! How cool is that?!
While I was on vacation in Orlando, I got the notification that I was chosen to be on the Cabot Fit Team! I’ll be running the Ocean Road 10k in beautiful Rhode Island, plus spending the entire weekend learning and exploring the beautiful state. I’m so ready!!
Running and things
My running has been in the toilet. Not gonna lie. I have run exactly 2 races all summer and my mileage has been spotty in between. I’m quickly beginning to realize that without marathon training, it is HARD to stay on top of my miles!! My workout schedule was going really awesome until I hit August and everything kids of deteriorated around the back to back trips.
On Saturday I ran the Percy Sutton 5k which I figured would ease me back into the running game….and it did. I realized once I was done how much I missed running, racking up miles, the camaraderie, the fun of pushing yourself, listening to motivating music, and of course crossing the finish line. When you haven’t done something in a while it is so easy to psych yourself out it over and over–meanwhile that thing is just waiting for you to get back.
The summer was tough. It was impossible to write most days. Mommy camp was rough on a sista. I didn’t have the luxury of a quiet home, because…kids. Even though they are 8 & 5, they require a LOT more attention than I expected them too. Especially since my eldest child has been diagnosed as special needs….but that is for another post.
I’ve had to shelve BAM Digital Media social media business for the summer. I’ve kept one active client throughout and thankfully the blog has been keeping me afloat for the last three months. I’ve been actively conscious about pushing myself too hard, and the business was the one thing tipping the boat. I am SO grateful for this blog that has allowed me to keep pushing and taking care of my family while doing what I love. I am hoping to focus more on the business as soon as things settle down a bit.An update on life including #entrepreneur life, mom life and that run life...
How have you been doing? Are your kids back to school yet? How was your summer??