For 10+ years now I have been a Mum. And in all those years, by the time I have got the child/children in bed I have felt I deserved to sit on the lounge and enter a vegetative state in front of the television till bed time. Tonight, in response to realising that I consumed too many carbs this morning, I got the kids in bed and headed out the door with my dog for a walk/run, arriving home 40mins later hot and sweaty and heading straight for the shower. This is seriously the turning of a corner. My kids are still exhausting, but they are more independent than ever before and it is time to accept that I can change these post kids habits. Hence: "I've got the bug."
Another discovery today, was that my charming PT is 20 years younger than me. I had suspected as much, but I really didn't have any interest in having my suspicions confirmed. How did it come out you ask? A music video came on at the gym while I was on the bike doing a Tabata, and it was Big Audio Dynamite (I saw them live in the late 80's), apparently a band that Paul, was unfamiliar with, but I was certain that he would have heard of The Clash - nope. He was born after Mick Jones was kicked out of The Clash in 1983. Punk is dead :-(
And in other new discoveries, I heard in my Philosophy group today, about a Christian mystic woman who was writing in the 13 and 1400's. Julian of Norwich was ahead of her time. She was very positive by traditional Christian standards and in hindsight quite the feminist and Universalist. I am looking forward to learning more about her as we continue to study Devotion.