Thursday, April 3, 2008

Return of the Morning People

This morning I drug myself out of bed at 4:45 AM to get to the pool for my 5:15 swim. It would be nice if the lifeguard could get his &^$#*&^ butt out of bed in time to get there as well. For the second week in a row we couldn't get into the pool until after 5:35 because there was no lifeguard. People who are nuts enough to be at the pool at 5AM are also probably nuts enough to be do bad things to you when you don't do your job. Just sayin'...

We did drills for our time in the pool. My hips are sore from the kamikaze cycling class I took yesterday at noon. Kicking in the pool felt like serious work. So far this week I've gotten in a "fast" short run, core workout, cycling class and swim drills. I need to get in another run, core workout and finish up my swim workout from this morning between now and Saturday.

I get home from my swim feeling tired and grumpy. I futz around the kitchen a bit and pull out some chicken to thaw for dinner when I hear noises. The first one not such a big deal but then more noises. I head upstairs and what do I find? Both of my children. Awake. Getting ready for school. Without any prompting. I almost had to go outside and check that it was the right house. I have no idea what has gotten into them (but I am *not* complaining) but the last two mornings one got up on her own and then woke up the other--which went over like a lead balloon. Then this morning they BOTH got up. It was amazing how much easier the morning went with everyone awake and happy, not being rushed.

5 comments:

LisaN said...

If the lifeguard can't get to the pool on time, what actions is the pool taking to recify this? It's irresponsible of them not to take some course of action.

You put a smile on my face with the kids waking up on their own. Do they have alarm clocks? As soon as my kids were old enough, I started teaching them the value of an alarm clock..........:)

Heather said...

The coaches apparently called the head of the association that owns the gym and sent an e-mail last week and was apparently going to do the same today. I am anxious to see what happens. Last week the pool was closed, this week they are doing construction so you could get into the pool area-major liability in my opinion!

They have alarm clocks but we don't use them. I generally go get them up. Maybe we'll have to try using them.

Builder Mama said...

Wow, they got up and got ready on their own? Mornings are like waking two hibernating bears with PMS around here. Although the damn dog almost knocks me over when the alarm goes off since he's so freaking excited that someone is finally awake!

Mrs. Wheezer said...

Wow! Got ready on their own? I bow before your greatness!

Heather said...

They did it again this morning, I am shocked and amazed! I know somehow I am going to end up paying dearly for it ;)