Last September, I committed myself to 9 months of giving up my daily hour lunch break in order to shuttle Jax from pre-K (which is a half day) to daycare. This was the only way he could attend pre-K, and it’s a decision that I’m very happy to have made (because he LOVES his pre-K class and teacher) even though it seriously inconveniences me in the middle of the work day and uses up a lot of gas!
However, it has been 7 months of this now, and I’m kind of losing my mind. I hadn’t realized how much my lunch hour re-energized me in the middle of the day. How it was sometimes the only time I had all to myself, to do anything I wanted, which usually meant getting some exercise in and sometimes meant getting some errands run so I didn’t have to devote evenings and weekends to them. In particular, I’ve really missed taking walks with my co-workers during my lunch breaks.
Another thing that surprises me? How I didn’t notice that I could actually squeeze in 2 laps around the track at my son’s school as I waited for him to be let out. I have exactly 18 minutes, which until this month I had used to tweet, check Facebook, and text with my friends while sitting in my car–it’s the perfect amount of time for me to change out of my work shoes and into sneaks and do a fast 2 laps before heading back to the carpool line to change shoes again and greet my happy kid.
I’m kicking myself for waiting so long to do this. But now that I’ve been doing it for 2 weeks, my body craves the reprieve from all the sitting I do all day long at work. I love getting out there in the sunshine and warm air to move my limbs.
I may even treat myself to a new pair of sneaks because the Reebok Outlet is having a pretty cool sale today.
ONE DAY ONLY: Reebok Outlet Beat the Clock Sale – Up to 35% Off
On your mark… get set… go! On Wednesday, 4/23, you can get up to 35% off on Reebok Outlet during the Beat the Clock Sale, where the earlier you shop, the more you save. However wait too long and you will miss out because as the minutes tick on, the savings decrease. Here’s the breakdown…
12:00- 2:00pm receive 35% off
2:00 – 4:00pm receive 25% off
4:00 – 6:00pm receive 15% off
The longer you wait, the less you save, so make sure to hit the sale early and hard. Before you know it, the day will be over and the deals will be done. And you’ll have to wear your ratty old sneaks on your next walk. ;)
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