Last time I posted, I was getting ready to have a monster week of emotions and events, and was fighting off a cold. It’s been a great week celebrating my son. It’s weird to think of how many things in our lives are coming to an end with our youngest graduating high school. I’ve been involved in many school groups and I will miss all of those activities, friends, and even the emails! It’s a big change for all of us, and I’m glad to have running and being active to keep me balanced. My glute/hamstring issue has been improving all week although I haven’t had the energy to do any PT work. Having a cold was holding me back more than pain was! I ran 21 miles this week. With the start of summer for me now that school is out, it’s time to think about a training plan!
Sunday – I got some pretty pink Vans from my family along with being spoiled by them all day. And, at night I got to have dinner at the band banquet. A great Mother’s Day!
Mon – Nothing. Being the positive person that I am, I set out some running clothes and my alarm was set for 6am, but I quickly changed it to 7am and went back to bed. I was feeling a bit better during the workday, but took a big nap when I got home and was feeling crappy the rest of the night. One very emotional thing happened today – my son got a letter from his 1st grade teacher, along with a letter he had filled out back in 1st grade. OMG. Reading that letter hit me HARD.
Tues – 3 miles running. Thanks to a good night’s sleep, I felt so improved this morning! This started out as a “this is great, I’m going to run 4 or maybe 5 miles!” but turned into “oh, maybe this cold is stopping me a bit” after a half mile. I just ran/walked 3 miles and it was fine. No, it was actually pretty wonderful to be out exercising again.
I was happy to be feeling good enough to go to the gym with my husband and daughter. Getting swole! 😉
At night it was the Band BBQ and Concert. A casual band concert along with a chicken dinner. It was a bit of bummer when my son came home and was upset about the band performance. At first we couldn’t understand why because it sounded great to us! We honestly didn’t hear anything wrong. He said they played terribly and he personally had missed several notes. But then he told me something relatable – “it’s like telling someone who ran a horrible marathon that they did a great job”. So true. It depends on your perspective. I’m sure the band wanted to go out with a perfect performance (which it sounded like to us), but they thought it wasn’t their best.
Weds – Rest day. Another fun night of volunteering at our band event.
Thurs – 5 miles, brrr! It was only 38 degrees this morning when I started my run. Glad I didn’t put my running gloves away for the season yet!
Today was a really fun picnic for the seniors. The highlight of this day is usually the slip and slide, aka a big slippery piece of plastic with bubble liquid making it fast!! They also had some fun blow up battle balls. The kids got pretty rough playing with them, but luckily no one got hurt. It really made us so happy to see the kids just having fun being kids!!
Fri – 9 miles, long run! My day started with a 6:40am donut pickup for the senior breakfast. We got to treat the seniors before they went to graduation practice. I picked up 900 donuts!!
I got home early enough to take advantage of great weather. This week I made it 9 miles. I am happy with my increase in mileage each week.
Sat – Graduation day!! It was a really nice ceremony and fun to see all of the kids I knew as little kids all grown up. My son graduated Summa Cum Laude and I couldn’t be more proud of his accomplishments.
We went out to dinner with my parents to a hibachi grill. If you’ve ever been to an hibachi grill, you may have asked to try and catch food in your mouth! Our chef was super insistent on me catching one, so I probably had 10 chicken pieces tossed at me before I caught one. Here is a super funny picture of me getting ready to catch it and my Mom’s look of delight. Hilarious!
Sun – 4 miles running, pickleball, yard work! Phew, a very active day! 4 mile of running went well, until I got home. The last few days I have had an odd pain. It’s more of a very intense uncomfortable feeling which radiates from my hip in the front, to along the side and back upper area. It feels so uncomfortable that I can barely sit still when it’s flared up! But then it goes away. When it’s not happening, I can’t recreate it, so it’s really odd. It has been disrupting my sleep too!
After a few hours there was no odd feeling and I even played pickleball. This was our first time playing. We weren’t awful, but we do have a lot to learn. We were the youngest pair there (shocking, I know). Then I spent the whole afternoon ripping up some overgrown landscape. Hopefully this won’t lead to my annual poison ivy rash, but if it does, we’ll know where I got it [again].
We’ll be saying goodbye to our last two fosters (Dora and Punky) of this litter in a few days. The other two have successfully moved to their forever home and I’m sure these cuties won’t have long before they also find a new home.
Q: Do you have any graduation parties on your calendar this summer?
Ours will be in June. It’s never too early to start getting the yard and house in shape for a party!!