That's very interesting to me about the yoga/mindfulness thing. I think that's something that is very difficult for me. Running helps me quite a lot, but I think something like yoga would be useful in helping my focus. Unfortunately, the only yoga class around here is at a really inconvenient time - and I'm not so hot at following a video or something without more specific direction.
Geo - you amaze me with your cold weather running dedication. I really am a weather wimp.
bec - grrr. I know what you mean about it coming from a place of insecurity, but I hate to see that infighting among mothers. It's hard to either WOH, or SAH, you know? There are things you have to give up to do either, and things you have to take on to do either. Sometimes I think it's easier to work out of the home, because you are automatically off the hook for certain things. I just hate to get into the one-upmanship (one-upwomanship?) that I see between mothers sometimes, and the assumptions that whatever path I'm on must be the hardest, and if all I had to do was your job, I'd be great kind of stuff. Thank goodness you have been their for her dd, and have been able to help fill some gaps for her - and shame on her for not being appreciative instead of defensive. Hope today was better.
I got up early to run this am before a day of shopping (apparently it's working moms who get to shop all day!) I did a hill program I hadn't done in a while, and it was hard! Plus I'd run only like 10 hours before, too. Unfortunately, didn't accomplish as much shopping as I'd hoped, but collected enough ideas that I think we can get organized more quickly now. As my kids get older, they get so much harder!