Today was a 1-mile Donkey walk followed by a 3.67-mile run/walk with Karrie and then another Donkey mile. It’s so hot, and I know complaining won’t change it, but damnit – It’s 90 degrees at 6 AM. Tomorrow Karrie and I are meeting at the lake with our “real” dogs to swim for 45 minutes. I’m not sure how much swimming will actually take place, but that’s the plan.
Today was also the first day of 4th grade. Last year I walked Kenza into class wearing a business suit and heels and spent some time intimidating the principal. This year I walked Kenza into school with a ponytail, workout clothes, and running shoes fortified with freshly scraped-off Donkey shit — the principal didn’t give me a second look. I now blend. **I** am also the room mom this year.** This terrifies me. Not only do I look like the stay-at-home mom, I seem to be acting like one. Not that being or acting like a stay-at-home mom is bad – I just have mixed emotions about my personal state-of-being at the moment.