I am still counting the days until I can run again. It won’t even bother me if it is really cold out. Well, maybe it will a little at first. But I can’t wait to get back out there. In the meantime, I am trying to make the pool my friend. Since I am not a real swimmer and am just getting my hour in so I won’t be completely out of shape when I can run again, I prefer an empty pool. Not too cold, thank you very much!

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For my “injured runner’s workout” I have been alternating 15 minutes of swimming with 15 minutes of pool running. I use the kick board for some of the swimming too. This time confirms for me that I am not ever going to be a triathlete!

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You are supposed to wear this aqua jogger belt when pool running, but I gave it up. The one workout I used it felt like it wasn’t a workout at all. It is similar to a life vest and it really just makes it very easy to run. I guess if you are very injured, you might need it.

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So I have been very laid back recently. My only goal is to spend a half hour swimming and a half hour running in the pool. I know (now) that most people count their laps or distance. I just do as much as I can and when I am running, I run hard – in the deep end. I guess some people run where their feet can actually touch the ground. I think the pool more than anything else is keeping my lungs in shape. I guess I will eventually find out. And my leg does not hurt from the pool like it did from hot yoga and the other workouts I was doing. So if you ever get injured, try the pool. (This is coming from someone who really does not like the pool, by the way).

December is such a crazy month! I can’t wait to tell you about our trip to Hershey, PA. But life goes on in between the craziness and those moments are fun too.

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Aidan has been doing school at home for the last couple of weeks. This has been a really great time for us. I love helping to teach him and he is so much happier and less stressed about his school work. He is home right now because of his leg, but we are giving serious thought to making this a permanent change. If you homeschool your kids, I would love to hear about your experience.

Basketball has started for Dane. I will never really understand why we start a sport in December when we barely have time for anything. But we are so lucky he has such a great coach and team. It’s going to be a fun season.

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It has been so cold out lately! Aidan decided it’s best to wear 2 pairs of gloves. 😉

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The cold weather always makes me want to knit again. Soft, colorful yarn and cozy projects. Now if only I could find the time to actually finish one.

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Dane’s Scouting Den is working on getting their pocket knives. Tonight they practiced on soap and made their own snacks.

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Sammy has been having more fun at our house. Here he is hanging from the chandelier.

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Playing with the boys’ Legos on the mantle.

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Hanging out on the refrigerator door (an annual last minute favorite).

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And toilet papering the tree.

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Never a dull moment. Fezzy joined us for the Grinch tonight.

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And look what I finally remembered to buy!!! Wipers! Now I might actually be able to see out of my window when it rains/snows.

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So, I am wondering, do you know anyone who homeschools their child? How is it going?