Today is the final day of fun around my house, according to my daughter. It’s back to school tomorrow, and she’s dreading it. My son is excited to get back to school to see his friends, but I know all of us will have a hard time getting up early Monday morning and back into the routine. I haven’t been to work since Christmas Eve, which seems like ages ago – especially since it still looks like Christmas around our house, and it will for another week.
We’re too busy having fun to take down Christmas decorations! Since I messed up my hip on Friday, it was a good thing I had a rest day scheduled for Saturday. I did some weights instead. Don’t be jealous of my workout room!
And stretched out that tight, sore hip.
BTW, I had to share what our weekly “workout clothes” laundry day looks like at our house. A lovely rainbow of gear! Our rack gets really full!!
In the afternoon, we went bowling. Not just any bowling – Glow Bowling!!! It was a lot of fun!
Especially good because the kids had bumpers up automatically during their turns. *No bummed out kids*
After that we checked off the final thing of our “Christmas Break to-do” list… dinner at McDonalds! My daughter insisted that we get pancakes at McDonalds, so that’s what we had. They were good, although after we all finished eating those we needed to go back for something else on the dollar menu because we just weren’t filled up!
This afternoon I thought it would be time to try running again, to see how my hip felt. I ran 8 miles on the treadmill without issues. I started very slow, around 10:30 and made it a progressive run ending at 8:30. I’ve figured out that the slow runs are really not a problem, so I need to focus on keeping my pace slower. Spikes in speed are not my friend! I wore my new Garmin to give me some heart rate stats. It’s very interesting!
The kids spent most of the afternoon building a TicTac dispenser. After realizing that the TicTac’s actually cost more than a penny, Sydney created a tip jar too, to make up for the difference. Smart kid
Q: Were there any Lego sets under your Christmas tree this year?
My son got a couple Star War sets.
Q: Do you enjoy a “breakfast for dinner” night?
Q: How’s your bowling skills – pro bowler, or relying on the bumpers??
I almost got a 100. Hardly a pro, but I was pretty excited to get a few spares and strikes!