Wednesday, May 30, 2007

26 steps



First, here's a picture of my handsome little runner from his second kids race last weekend. What determination!

There are 26 steps up the flight of stairs from the gym to the main floor of my building. Then I ride an escalator up to the second floor where I work. There's actually no stairway unless the escalator has stopped running, I'm not being that lazy, yet. To be honest, though, I'm considering taking the elevator all the way from the gym floor to my floor because that one flight of 26 steps is harder than my recent workouts! I don't know what it is about that stairwell, but it kills me lately. This morning I spent 45 minutes on the recumbent bike while reading a Stephen King novel (for the third time- I love most of his stuff). It seems far to casual to call anything a workout if I read through the whole thing, but my legs spun enough to burn approximately 210 calories according to the bike and I was sweating, although my heart rate didn't really get above 120. Not strenuous, but it's what I've got lately.

Big changes coming my way! I've been told that human resources is officially putting together my offer for a new position here at work. It's not a promotion, just a lateral move, but one that I'm very excited about. I've needed a change of environment for quite a while but was trying to convince myself that the flexibility of my job made up for all the other inconveniences. I had to stop kidding myself and go for it, I'm so glad that the right opportunity came along at the right time. I'll probably be there about 4 weeks before I'm out on maternity leave for 15 weeks or so, not the best time to make a transition but my new boss seems like a great guy. The work and family balance thing is getting better already.

5 comments:

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Love the picture! What a cutie!

Best wishes on the job change. Sounds like it's just what you need.

Duane said...

Great photo!

Julia said...

Out of curiousity, when you go back to work after maternity leave, does the new Babe go to daycare or do you have someone at home to help out? Good Luck!!

jbmmommy said...

I'm fortunate to have a husband who's a great stay-at-home dad to the boys.

Fe-lady said...

Isn't it great how things come to us at precisely the "right" moments sometimes?
Your son is SO CUTE! And he looks fast too......look out other young soon-to-be triathletes!