Hey ya’ll! Welcome to the new look of my blog! I’ve had problems for a few weeks now with the picture layout of my blog so I just said, screw that, and I picked a new theme! And even though it’s missing a few things, it’s working, so I’m happy with that for now. Messing around with my blog was the last thing I wanted to do at this time of year, but I really had fun looking back at my posts and it brought me joy!! I really needed a pick up the past few week because I’ve been struggling with family (my Dad’s situation) but I’m ready to enjoy our family time together for the holidays! I also started my 18 week training plan for the Glass City Marathon on April 23rd. I ended this week with 32 miles of running.
Mon – Run, gym… kind of. I had a very organized plan to run, workout, then visit my parents. I even ran outside in the cold dark when I could have waited until later in the day (I had the day off of work). A full rack of clothes drying from my morning run. Yep, winter is here!
When I was halfway through my workout at the gym I got a phone call from my mom that my dad had fallen and she needed help getting him back up! Oh, and she told me not to rush because he wasn’t going anywhere (what?? At least that brought a little humor to the situation). He just lost his balance and fell, but still, not good.
Tues – 4 miles, treadmill. Morning run before work, nothing exciting here!
Weds – Rest day! We went to the Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo. The zoo does such an amazing job with their decorating. I did feel a bit rushed though because I needed to drive a prescription to my Dad afterwards. My mom doesn’t like to drive at night, but I’m glad to help out. My detour delayed my evening plans and made me fall asleep during the movie we watched after I got home. Whomp whomp.
Thurs – 5 miles, intervals. It was one of those days where I thought I had plenty of time, and might be early for work. I even took the time to stretch after my run! And wouldn’t you know it, I ended up being late for work. Haha! I’m the worst.
It was no surprise when I got a call from my Mom that my Dad was being sent back to the hospital. He had a blood test and his levels were all off. 🙁
Fri – 12 miles, long run. The temperature was -1 outside with a “feels like” of -27 degrees! Time to hit the treadmill! Luckily I had a new movie to watch (Ticket to Paradise), but it still was a long 2 hours.
Sat – Rest day! Spent the day finishing up some baking, and enjoying time with the family. We also tried the new peppermint Frosty from Wendy’s. It’s good!
Sun – 4 miles, treadmill. Merry Christmas!! A relaxing morning of sleeping in (8:30!), opening gifts, and eating food. I also went to spread some cheer to my parents at the hospital.
I’m thankful to have my marathon plan and fitness to keep me level headed this week. It has been a challenging one! I hope you all had a great holiday, no matter how you spent it. Our house has been full of the sounds of both kids being home and I love it. Too bad I have to go to work for a few days, otherwise I would be taking advantage of some chill time around the house.
Q: Did you travel for the holidays, and did you have to change your plans when Elliott (the storm!) rolled across the country?
I hadn’t heard the term “bomb cyclone” before, until I just googled Elliott! Much of our area lost power but we did not. Just a whole lot of high winds and cold here!
Q: Have you tried the peppermint Frosty? Did you like it?