My apologizes for the radio silence over the past two weeks. As I’m sure you can imagine, life has been incredibly busy lately. While in the past I would have stressed over not having had the time to sit down and write, I’ve been reminding myself that there are much more important things in life than being able to blog.
So what’s been keeping me so busy over the past two weeks? If you follow me on Instagram and/or Twitter then you know that we were at Disney World starting the last weekend of April. In total, we spent nine days at Disney for a very special occasion: my sister-in-law’s wedding. It had been her lifelong dream to get married at Disney World, and last Saturday that dream became a reality. Over the course of the week there were several wedding events, including a girls’ tea at the Grand Floridian, a family dinner at Citricos for the bride and groom’s immediate families, and a private Illuminations dessert party for all of the wedding guests on Isle de France, the terrace in front of France at Epcot.
The highlight of the week was of course the wedding itself. The ceremony took place at the wedding pavilion at the Grand Floridian, and the reception was held in The Living Seas Salon at Epcot. The day was incredibly magical, and the rumors are in fact true: weddings at Disney are quite the event. Every detail is planned out by the wedding planner, and the wedding day itself truly runs like clockwork. Although at times it felt a bit odd to be dressed in a long, formal dress at Disney, especially when we were escorted through Epcot to the reception when the park was still open, it was a truly beautiful day, complete with two VIP guests making a brief appearance during the reception.
During our time at Disney I only got to run once, but it was on my favorite trail to run on at Disney: the New Balance Trail that runs through the Grand Floridian and Polynesian resorts. I always love running early in the morning with the Magic Kingdom as my backdrop.
Since returning from Disney late last Sunday night, things at our house have been incredibly busy. I spent the majority of the week at work playing catch up after having a sub in my classroom for five days. I walked into my classroom Monday morning very overwhelmed by the high stacks of paper and the lengthy note from my sub that I found on and surrounding my desk. Although I’m not fully caught up at school yet, I didn’t feel as overwhelmed by my to do list at the end of the day on Friday as I did Monday morning. Here at home, our suitcases are still sitting open in the basement, with only half of the laundry done, but I know that it’ll all eventually get done.
This past week Preston finished up the Spring semester of grad school, and we’re both thankful that he has a couple of weeks off before his summer class starts. Friday afternoon I attended “Muffins with Mom” at little man’s daycare. My little family spent Saturday working on our front and backyards, both weeding and planting fresh plants and flowers. And then on Sunday we spent the day together as a family and had a low key Mother’s Day, though I did give myself a “present” of a solo four mile run during little man’s nap.
So that’s a little bit of what’s been going on in my world over the past couple of weeks. My little family has been quite busy, and fitness has slipped from being one of my top priorities. I know that just because I’m not currently officially training for a race doesn’t mean that I should let my fitness slide, and I’m looking forward to refocusing and getting back on track this week. I didn’t meet some of my April goals, and although I never put any goals into writing for this month (I’ll blame being away and out of my normal routine at the beginning of the month), I want to spend the rest of May refocusing on my fitness, especially since I’ll be starting marathon training in just a couple of short weeks.
One last thing: during our first full day at Disney a blog reader approached me at Magic Kingdom and asked me if I was “From Dancing to Running.” I was caught completely off guard, was focused on little man and getting to breakfast at Crystal Palace, and didn’t respond properly. To the reader who stopped to say “hi”, my apologizes for not being able to talk longer and for my abrupt departure. If I came across as rude, that wasn’t my intention whatsoever.
QOTD: Let’s catch up, what has been going on in your life over the past couple of weeks?t