We've moved. We have a (temporary) new home, a new neighbourhood, a new town and a new province. Well, sort of. We lived in Kimberley (our "new" home) a few years back, so everything isn't really that brand new. And most importantly: We have some amazing friends here that we can't wait to spend more time with. But still there is a huge part of me that gets tired just thinking about all of the changes.
Despite the "figuring out life as a family of four"-changes going on for us right now, we had a pretty comfy routine going on back in our old town: I knew all the running routes in the old neighbourhood - I knew exactly where the road surfaces slanted; I knew which houses had aggressive dogs; and I knew when to avoid running because of traffic. We also all loved our dear old nanny; K loved her little play group and I loved the fact that my favourite brand of dark chocolate was always just a block's stroll away. We had a dear, dear neighbour and Will had a great group of cycling friends that he trained with. Sigh.
So right now this mama is in "create a new routine as soon as possible" overdrive. And Number 298 on my list is figuring out a new running routine: Finding a stroller-friendly route; making a mental note of houses with dogs; identifying a good time to run; and finding a parkrun substitute for Saturday mornings (Kimberley doesn't have a parkrun ... yet... Whaaaaaaa!)... Yip, again I'm tired just thinking about it all. But at least yesterday we made a start. All in good time, right?
|Our first run in Kimberley! All 2.6 km of it... (before Mom was pooped and J Bear had had enough).|