Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there! I hope you are enjoying your day, whatever that might look like. My mom is on vacation in Florida so I didn’t get to see her, but we did talk and they were enjoying the sunny beach today. It’s raining all day here in Ohio, so I just took the opportunity to get stuff done around the house and hang out with the family. A nice relaxing day! Looking back on my week I see I drank a lot of big coffees (without running more than 15 miles?? who am I?) and had many treats. YOLO, right? 🙂 I did manage to run 30 miles this week.
Back up to last Sunday – my husband and I went for the maiden voyage on the kayak. It was a success! Easy to set up, and easy to maneuver.
Mon – “Monday Runday!” 5.17 miles… treadmill. Garmin said 5.17 miles, and treadmill said 5. Calibrating my watching again! Our mileage challenge for this month is to run 5 miles every Monday, so week 1 of Monday Runday challenge done.
Tues – 30 mins elliptical. I mistakenly thought setting an early alarm this morning would be productive. I was still pretty darn tired when my alarm went off. Yesterday I had a full day of work… my “real” job, working two other contract gigs, and ended with a meeting at school. BTW, meet the newest secretary for the band boosters! Yay me! I’m making sure to get the most of my son’s upcoming last two high school years and getting involved with the band since that’s his thing. In the evening we did weights – chest and core (and lots of side planks)!
Weds – 4 miles. The Daybreak Divas group is back! It has been going on for a few weeks now, but I’m finally able to join in. One of my speedier friends was there and we ran together, so this may end up being a speedwork day for me!
We got together with some friends for dinner. I miss dining with friends – so glad we reconnected!
Thurs – 9 miles, long run? I’m feeling mostly recovered from the marathon now, but a little sore from yesterday’s run. My morning was a bit all mixed up because I started with an hour walk with my friend (we had a lot of catching up to do!), and then went for my run. By the time the run started the sun was warmer than I expected and I had to ditch my shirt! Then my day was kind of all out of sorts. My schedule was all out of whack!
Fri – 5 mile run. I decided to run by the river. Mornings are so pretty there! I also picked up my birthday drink from Biggby. Yum!
We also celebrated some upcoming awards for the kids, as well as scholarships for my daughter. I’d say we indulged a bit :). Yep, that’s a brownie and an Oreo on top of the shake.
Sat – 7 mile run. This was only going to be a 3 miler, but when I laced up the Endorphins they felt soooo good, and the weather was beautiful, so I turned it into a 7 mile progression run!
Sun – weights with Sydney! The original plan was to go for a run with my daughter, but it was raining so we did a workout instead. Photo fun – Sydney lifting me up because she was so strong after the workout. LOL! Afterwards she treated me to some iced coffee.
I declared I was not doing any housework today, and I received gifts. A great Mother’s Day!
Q: TMI topic… periods! Out of the blue, after 8 months of hiatus, my period decided to arrive. (dang it, I thought we were done with this!!) My friend mentioned that the COVID vaccines had been causing some changes in women’s periods. I’m not sure, but due to the oddness of it, I’m going to say there is a strong chance the vaccine could be the cause! Anyone else notice anything odd??
Q: What is your favorite milkshake flavor?
Chocolate for me!