Maybe it’s the gray haze Ohio has been under, recovering from a cold, or getting hit with some family issues, but I was highly unmotivated this week. Feeling a bit blah. I do enjoy cold weather, but I want it to be snowy and not gray and lifeless! “All the leaves are brown, and the sky is gray…” yeh, you can relate, right? I have been following the Joy to the Run training plan from Another Mother Run and did follow most of the days with 21 miles of running. I even did yoga (gasp!). And most importantly was that I must have jinxed my Dad when I mentioned his good health last week because seemingly out of nowhere my Dad was ordered to go back to the hospital. He was fine at our Thanksgiving dinner but things went downhill since then.
Mon – 3.5 miles, treadmill. No pictures of my basement, but… fun story! I drive down a residential road to get to my office. On one occasion I have seen a deer in the front yard of a house. This morning I thought about that deer and decided I would slow down and look around for deer. Sure enough – not ONE, but THREE deer crossed in front of my car! Yep, pretty sure I willed those deer to appear with my powers. 😉
Tues – 3.5 miles treadmill. Today’s Joy to the Run workout was 1 minute on/off intervals. I got to watch my new favorite show on HBO. The title really makes me cringe (let’s just say it involves College Girls), but it’s a super funny show. Great characters. Also, slowing down and paying attention paid off again… I saw 2 deer on that same road! I am a bit scared for them because it’s a residential area in the middle of very busy roads, so hopefully they stay safe.
At night we toured a mansion at our metropark. A beautiful house which it even more amazing with Christmas decorations!
Weds – 15 mins elliptical, 20 mins yoga. Not sure about the look on my face, but I guess that just shows my excitement about doing yoga. haha!
Band concert night! The opening act was the high school jazz band, who really got into the holiday spirt.
Thurs – 5 miles, ladder workout. Another speed workout which turned out pretty good. I needed a win today because my Dad was admitted to the hospital last night and I visited him during the day. He’s quite dehydrated and wasn’t drinking or eating properly, and sleeping a lot. He’s just out of sorts. It’s amazing how much can be affected when your kidneys aren’t doing their thing.
Fri – 5 miles. Feeling a bit worn out still. I also went to PF again and did upper body and then hung out in the massage/hydromassage chairs. Ah! Spent another day visiting my Dad in the hospital. Things are improving as far as his levels go, but I still think he’s acting odd.
Sat – Rest day! Well, mostly I was just feeling lazy and decided to sleep in. I think my cold is almost completely gone but just feeling blah about running today. Ah, so it goes. I did drive to Cleveland (2 hours away) so my son could ride at Ray’s Indoor MTB park. I opted to just hang out and work on my computer! I wasn’t the only Mom doing it 😉
Ray’s has become more accessible now that we’ve got an EV.
Sun – 4 miles, treadmill. Always a positive start to the day but I’m still feeling out of energy. I hope my energy/mojo comes back soon! My Dad might get out of the hospital today, but I’m still concerned about the odds of the issues reoccurring once he is home. So please send some positive vibes that this will get straightened out. But on a positive note, we are having a family fun roadtrip day! Which started with donuts and iced coffee. yum!
Q: Does anyone have any snow yet??
Q: Have you seen any new Christmas movies?
We just watched A Christmas Story Christmas. I didn’t like it!