With the CDC mask guidelines changed this week, and Ohio being on the brink of opening up June 2nd, the community was filled with a new found sense of joy. I could SEE the smiles on people’s faces. It was a social week for me, with a lot of things going on. Miles run: 30. Miles biked?: 0. I let my son ride my road bike a few weeks ago and he got a flat tire a mile from our house. UGH. Double UGH? My husband hurt his back this week doing yardwork, and even though I should be able to fix a flat on my bike, I haven’t had the motivation to do it myself so I’m waiting until he can help me 🙂 Good news though, after a week of pain, he’s feeling “a lot better” today.
Mon – 5 miles, Monday Runday, week 2. My watch had the opposite problem with the mileage tracking on my treadmill today. It thought I was faster! And then I forgot to calibrate it when I finished. Doh!
Evening fun was rollerblading! Remember last year when my old skates disintegrated when my son was using them and I had to tie them together with a hairband?? Quarantine fun! Those skates were about 25 years old, so I did get my money out of them! We both got new pairs and tried them out tonight. It took a few miles to warm up, but after that we were skating like pros. Good times!
Tues – 40 min elliptical + videos. I’m going to start integrating lower body exercises into my cross training. I’ve avoided them for years because they stressed out my hammies, but I’m hoping my efforts to strengthen them will now help! I tried out two videos I found under “runners strength workouts” on YouTube. Does anyone else think that the lady on POPSUGAR sounds just like Joan Cusack??
Weds – 5 miles, Daybreak Divas. After yesterday’s lower body workout, I am feeling it My upper hammies were barking a bit. 🙁 But, I will still try to give it a chance and ease into some lower body strength work. We had a chilly, but nice morning group run as the sun was coming up. 11 people in our group this morning.
1 hour rollerblading – out on the bike path again rollerblading with my son. My son did fall once, but we are getting the feel of the new skates. We also took a bike ride to get ice cream after dinner. The weather is so nice these days!
Thurs – 1.25 miles BOOTCAMP! I’ve been dragging my feet a bit about getting back into my bootcamp routine, but since it was my friend’s birthday I felt like that was a sign it was time to start back at it again. The workout had a “52” theme and the stairs were just as exhausting as I remember them. It really was nice to see them all again.
9 miles “long”ish run! Just like last week I didn’t start my run until 9am and honestly, it feels like noon to me! I really like to be done by 9am, not starting. It was a decent run, and I tried out my new Lululemon purchases (thanks to my team!).
The shirt was a fun find. It says Boston on the back. I also tried out the new seasonal Starbucks strawberry drink. A good choice if you like strawberries. For me, I’ll stick with my mocha flavors. Only 29 more free drinks left (uh oh, that doesn’t sound like a lot any more!).
Proud mom moment… senior awards night at school. My daughter has been working hard applying for scholarships and has been awarded several. She also got the OSHAA Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award which was a big surprise – only 2 kids in the school got it. Yay her! [description of the award: The award, named for the two-time Heisman Trophy winner, is awarded to an athlete that promote sportsmanship in their school and community]
Fri – Rest day... and opening day at Cedar Point! Opening day is typically a bit crazy due to new workers and staffing issues, but overall the park did a great job. Most exciting was the fact that masks were optional, other than indoors (restaurants and restrooms). Rides were at full capacity and loading was not slowed down by cleaning between each rider. Hallelujah for that!! I think this was the first time ever (in my 40+ years of going to Cedar Point!!) that I have ever had an alcoholic drink at the park. Due to my husband’s back issues we only went on a few rides so after that we enjoyed a drink!
Sat – 5.25 miles. This ended up being a faster run due to my shoes. I’m saving my Endorphin Speeds for faster runs, not everyday runs. My Endorphin Pros will still be my race shoes! Once again, no joke, these shoes make me faster and my running feel great.
Later that morning I helped out at the Girls On The Run 5k. So much fun! The girls had their names printed on their race bibs and their faces lit up when I called out to them. It put a little pep in their step for sure! Although I was working the water stop, we didn’t actually hand water to people (COVID!) so I worked at cheer squad and traffic cop instead.
I rounded out the day with many hours of yardwork. Planting and trimming overgrown bushes. Phew, what sweaty hard work!!
Sun – 4.5 miles. With the temps at 57 in the morning, I had to get out and run. My favorite running temperature! I finished the week with an easy run.
This week the temps are forecasted to get into the 80’s! A good thing because we are having a garage sale and need to sell lots of stuff. Amazing how many things I can find to sell around my house every year.
Q: Have you planted annual flowers yet? How about a flower/veggie garden?
I’ll be putting our veggie garden in this week. Next stop, flower shopping!
Q: How it the weather where you live?