Ok, breathe in.  Breathe out.  I have been on a roller coaster lately and the next week will be a doozy!  All of the activities going on have definitely taken a toll on my health, and I’m trying to keep it under control, but May 20th is high school graduation and there are a lot of events to fit in!  Sure, it would be a lot less taxing and manageable if I didn’t volunteer for ALL of the events and opportunities, but hello?, you do know me right? 😉   I don’t want to miss a minute of it. I ran 19 miles, but did not make it to the gym at all. And to be honest, I think I only did my PT exercises on one day. Oh well!

Mon – 30 mins elliptical.  This was a well planned out morning.  I had to wash my hair, so I cut my workout short and allowed for that extra time (IYKYK!).  Things were all on schedule to get to work early (!!) until I walked downstairs.  Two of the foster kittens were staring at me!  As I walked into the kitchen, they swarmed me.  Tried to climb up my pant legs. Oh no, there was no escaping now!  I had to feed them, and then noticed they had been naughty and peed on something, which involved throwing blankets into the wash and recovering some furniture.  Long story short, it was just the start of a day full of things going in the wrong direction!

By the time the day had ended, I had enough of kitten mischief and was super tired.  Early bedtime for me to reset 🙂

Tues – 5 miles running.  With the temps in the 50s I was excited to get out and run.  I was even more excited when I took those first steps and I felt almost no tightness in my glute! It was there, but only minor. I’d say the pain level was maybe up to a 4 last week, and this morning it was only a 2.  Winning!!

We got to celebrate the seniors with awards night! My son will be graduating Summa Cum Laude. We couldn’t be more proud of his hard work! And hey, he got a big medal without even having to run. 😁

Weds – 3 miles running.  One thing to note – I turned off my alarm clock this morning and went back to sleep!  I rarely ever do that, and I don’t use the snooze – ever! I had a 3am encounter with my daughter as she came back home from a night out with friends.  All was well, but she accidentally woke me up and good sleep did not happen after that! Let’s just say that it is taking a bit of getting used to having her (and her college life schedule) back in the house!  (not to mention all of her belongings that are spread all over the house!!).

By the time I went to bed (early) I knew something was up because the roof of my mouth itched.  For me this means I have a sinus issue happening soon.

Thurs –  Cedar Point! Scholarship awards!  Band Concert!!!  Where to begin?  Oh, let’s start with the fact that I woke up at 4am with a burning throat.  I took some Tylenol and did fall back to sleep, but my cold is here to stay.  I had been looking forward to our first trip to CP and I didn’t want to miss out.  We got to ride the new Wild Mouse coaster.  It was a nice day!

In the evening we went to a scholarship reception (yay scholarship!) and then went to the last formal concert for Symphonic Winds.  

Fri – 8 mile “long run”.  I was thinking I could make it 8 or maybe 10 miles when I saw the weather forecast was going to be 55 degrees, but by the time I got out the door it was 64, feels like 71.  Sorry folks, combined with my cold and it was a sufferfest!  I did a lot of walking, and that was fine.  Pain level was around 2 or 3, so it could have been a big win on a different day.  

I did take an evening walk of 2 miles roundtrip over to the ice cream shop.  A celebration of our daughter getting all A’s. And now, she’s a college junior!

Sat – 5K race!  Well, ok, not really a race for me, but I was a Girls on The Run running buddy!  My daughter also offered to help out, so we both got to run with 5th graders.  Around 10 years ago my daughter was in this program, so it was cool to have her help out. The weather could have been a little better, but once we got going the sprinkles felt great!  My runner had a goal of finishing in 40 minutes, and I helped her cross that finish line in 39:55.  WOOT!! 

I was a little concerned we weren’t going to make it in under 40 mins, but she dug deep and sprinted off at a 7:21 pace near the chute.  Glad I could keep up with her!

The rest of the day was spent shopping with my daughter, to the point of exhaustion.  Yes really, I was whipped.  

Sun – Happy Mother’s Day!  What’s on tap for today?  Another school event – band banquet!  And yes, I have volunteered to help set up at the event.  

Need some more inspiration? I’m linking up with Deborah at Confessions of a Mother Runner and Kim from Running on the Fly for their Weekly Run Down. Check out all of the fun blogs there!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Moms out there!! Speaking of parents, two of our foster kittens were adopted this week! They are going to my friend’s son. I’m sure they will have a great home, and we’re so happy they were adopted into the same house! I really loved having them at our house, but 2 kittens is way more manageable than 4!

Wish me luck balancing all that is happening in the next week, and that I’m feeling healthier!! I’m too tired to come up with a question prompt today. 😂. Just thanks for stopping by and sorry I didn’t get to comment on all of your blogs last week.

16 thoughts on “Weekly Workouts – hang on tight!”
  1. I feel you on the exhaustion! It’s bittersweet that all the busyness is coming to an end, but I am tired today. And that scratchy palate and sore throat have also hit me today. We’ll see how it all unfolds. Congrats to your son and Happy Mother’s Day!

  2. Having the college kids come home for the summer with all of their stuff takes some getting used to for sure. Running with the girls on the run team is so rewarding. I did it for years and kind of miss it. Happy mother’s day

  3. Well, I definitely hope it’s a much better week so that you can enjoy all the festivities! I also ended up having several nights of broken sleep due to Bandit. Looking forward to a much more peaceful week this week!

    Awww, those cute kittens could never be tiring (inserts evil laugh here). Seriously, Lisa, feel better & Enjoy & Happy Mother’s Day!

  4. I can relate you tour exhaustion, though I can’t blame end of year busyness (or graduation). I didn’t set my alarm for this morning (I usually wake up before it anyways), and I allowed myself to stay in bed until after 6:30. That’s a very RARE thing in my world. I know my body needed the extra “snooze” time (even though I really wasn’t in dreamland, LOL). Great news of the kittens! And, congrats to your son!!

  5. Happy Mother’s Day. Kittens are so cute. My cat is now one and he is exhausting!!

    Great news about the pain but not your cold.

    Hope things are smooth sailing from now.

    Reading your post makes me realize how easy it is to be an empty nester.

  6. Yay for 50 degree runs and no tightness/pain! YAy! I also have a cold and am hoping it’s gone by my half marathon next week. Happy Mother’s Day!I agree it is such a busy time of year between school events, parties, my kids’ birthdays, and oh yeah, everything else always going on.

  7. Wow- you really do have a lot going on! Great time to get a cold on top of everything else. BUT! It sounds like your hamstring/glute thing is on the mend- that is VERY good news. I can only imagine how tiring four kittens must be- we adopted our calico as a kitten, and just having her was hard. My son AND HIS ROOMMATE will be arriving home on Wednesday and it’s going to be crazy. I hope my living room doesn’t look like yours, but I fear it will. Good luck with your week!

  8. I had to chuckle when I saw the photo of your daughter’s stuff. My son came home on Friday and my living room looks the same!

    It sounds like MAYhem is in full swing for you! I hope you’re feeling better soon! Happy Mother’s Day!

  9. Sounds like a jam packed week! I do not miss those days of having my son home from college and going out with friends — I got used to my sleep when he was at school and we did keep nearly opposite schedules. 😉

    Congrats to your son – nice medal!

  10. good lord I’m tired just reading all of that! glad your pain level went down but bummer about the sinuses/ throat! arg! what a week! congrats to your son! is your daughter just home for the summer? I love the Girls on the Run idea… I’d love to have something like that here but sports are so different here for kids than in the US. It’s awesome your daughter helped out when she was once a participant. Full circle 🙂

    1. She is home for the summer. Well, she’ll be here but she’s going to be traveling to Europe for two weeks with her friend. It’s exciting seeing all of the places they are planning to go. Paris and Florence are the main destinations.

  11. Hang in there!

    I was just joking that I have so many wardrobe changes this week, with all the concerts and last minute events! We had our last all-bands concert last week, then the band banquet on Saturday (yup, I helped set up and break down, too!), then high school letter ceremony this morning. It’s awesome but so much!

  12. Enjoy every minute of your busy upcoming week! Congrats to both your son and daughter on their outstanding academic accomplishments. You should be proud!

    How cool that your daughter was able to pay it back as a running buddy for Girls on the Run. 🙂

  13. The photo of the kitten made me smile. They can be such a handful but they are also so darn cute!

    Congratulations to your son and daughter – truly amazing accomplishments!

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