Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Demotivational Monday (a bit late)

Rachel at Running in Real Life is hosting Demotivational Monday which I think is hysterical.  Instead of posting motivational quotes and memes, post your own demotivational or self-depreciating meme. 

Here's my first attempt at something demotivational.  Bear with me, I'm not very funny or clever so it may take a few weeks before I get a really good one. 

Also, my photoshop skills are not up to par either.  What do you want?  I'm an eye doctor not a web designer.   Jeesh.

In unrelated news, I am still planning on doing the Rev3 tri this weekend.  I think it's my least-looked-forward to race all year but I'm still gonna go and do it.  I am going to drop down to the olympic length and not the 70.3 for two reasons.  1.  I haven't run any distance over 6 miles since February.  2.  My son has his first soccer game that afternoon in another town at 2:00.  If I did the 1/2 length, I would not be getting done until 1ish? and would either miss his game completely or get there really late.

So, even though I'm not feeling this race, I'm going to go and try to beat my time from last year and just make the best of it.  I know I will have a good time once I'm there and it will be all done in about 3.5 hours.  I can do better than last year, I know it.  I can run 6 miles like a boss and my biking has just gotten better and better.  The swim, like last year, will just be something to get through.  Then quick, find a YMCA, get a shower and get to the soccer game.

Otherwise, life here in Maine has been pretty ho-hum.  The weather has finally gotten to a 'normal' Maine summer.  75* temps, low humidity and cooling down to the 50's at night.  Ahhh.  Finally.  THIS is why people come to Maine for the summer.

Two more weeks until school starts and then we are back to the routine.  I am happy/sad about that.  Happy because I enjoy the fall activities (field hockey and soccer), the routine of getting up and going to school/work, getting kids to bed at a normal hour, but also sad because I know the colder weather is on its way and so are the shorter days.  The short days really kill me.

Did I mention that I have an 8th grader, a 5th grader and a 3rd grader??  My oldest is 8th grade??  Really?  As in high school next year?  oy.  And my youngest is 3rd.  Wow.

Do you have a demotivational meme you'd like to share?

Are you looking forward to back-to-school or dreading it?


Caratunk Girl said...

Looking forward to seeing you this weekend! I am not looking forward to the race either!! Haha I'm thinking of going oly instead too

Rachel said...

Yay! I love your Demotivational Monday picture. Thanks so much for participating!

I could go for a sleve of thin mints right now. Yummy!

Good luck at the tri!

Running With The Girls said...

Go Michelle!!! You'll be awesome! ;)

And I am DREADING going back to school. It gets harder and harder every year. Ugh!