It was a busy week around my house. End of school year happenings, garage sale, kitten feedings. I did manage to fit in some running and weights. 23 miles run and 3 strength workouts. We are getting a bit more in routine with the fostering of the kittens, who are probably 3 weeks old now.
With my marathon training over I am taking the opportunity to do something I’ve wanted to do for a while now. I’m following Caroline Girvan’s latest strength training video plan, Iron Series. These workouts interested me because they are only 30 mins long instead of 45 mins which they have been in the past. So this week my challenge was to do one each day on schedule (5 days total) and see how it goes!! Caroline has a huge following on YouTube and Facebook. And she’s ripped, and so stinking cute! Enough said.
Mon – 3 miles running. I was supposed to meet up with my friend who ran Boston, but she still isn’t feeling ready to run 🙁 Afternoon runs are not my thing, but I got it done and ran through the park which was part of the Glass City Marathon course. We meet again mile 20!! grrrr
Iron Series workout – Leg day! I have avoided any lower body workouts other than machines at the gym in my past marathon training just because I’m afraid of irritating my hamstrings! But I’ve decided to give this area a try again and ease into it. I grabbed 10 and 15 pound weights for my workout, but ended up doing many of them with just bodyweight! haha! Better to be safe than sorry!
It was a sad day today – we returned the runt kitten back to the Humane Society because she needed more care than we could provide. She just wasn’t eating enough and was super small. The foster coordinator will be providing care for her. We hope to get her back when she is eating well. I know it was the best choice for her, but still sad to see her go. Prayers for that little one!
Tues – “Two for Tuesday” challenge day! Our 2022 mileage challenge this month has this day with a 30 min run/walk and a 15 min run/walk. I ran 4 miles on the treadmill in the morning and then a 15 min walk (in the pouring rain!!) with Alan. Lunchtime workout was day 2 of the CG Iron Series – upper body.
Weds – Rest day! I had plans to go my day 3 Iron Series workout, but I was just too tired! It was was the first night of our garage sale. Sales were decent so that was a good thing, but I feel like I am never prepared enough for this event! We even got a visitor on a big golf cart. I have no idea where they came from! (and how rude they pulled right up to the garage door!)
Thurs – 3 mile run. It was rise and shine today – the full day of garage sales. Even though I had the 2am and the 6am kitten feeding shift, I needed this run to set the day’s tone. The weather was decent enough and sales were steady. Keeping the kittens fed during the day worked out because a friend had joined me in the sale. And in the midst of all of that going on, my daughter moved back home from college. Yay!!
Fri – 3 mile run, treadmill. Iron Strength workout day 3. It was a yucky rainy and windy day. We decided to wait until 11am to open the garage sale so I got to enjoy a workout! I’ve made it up to day 3 and I now realize that I’m not really interested in 5 days of strength training! haha!! Oh well, I tried. Time for a picture of the kittens!
Sat – 4 mile run, treadmill. The sale has ended! After standing around in my chilly garage all day, I was in no mood to run outside. Even though it was 54 degrees out, it was windy and I was freezing. So I ran on the treadmill and it was a nice way to destress from the garage sale week. We had a successful sale!
It was also prom! We took pictures at the park, which was super crowded. It was a fun group of friends.
Sun – 5 mile run. Happy Mother’s day!! I got my (barely) early run in [note: 8am is now “early” for me due to exhaustion of nightly kitten feeding. LOL!!]
Returned home to hear prom stories and eat some waffles. Loved the message in the butter ❤️
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there. Hope you are either spending time with your mother, or your kids, or anyone special to you! Spring is here and it’s a wonderful day. I’m off for a bike ride now!
Q: Do you ever see people driving golf carts in your neighborhood?
I think someone around here has a small one, and we see it occasionally.
Q: For those with college kids – are they home for the summer now?