Happy Mother’s Day to all of the women out there that care for, love, serve and teach the people in their worlds. I am so lucky to have my mom, Mer, my mother-in-law and all of the other women that have been there for me. I am feeling extra emotional this year about Mother’s Day (I was a mess at Brooke’s school on Friday when she sang, You Are My Sunshine) and every time I watch this movie below it makes me cry some more. I hope today is a beautiful day for you and if you are missing your mom or someone else close to you, I am so extremely sorry and I hope you feel some comfort and peace at some point today.
Last run of the week—> done and done! It was a bit rainy so I wore a hat again and loved the 44 degree temperature so much. My glutes are still sore from the two strength classes that I did this week. How long will it take my body to get used to doing more strength work so I’m not sore all of the time? I should know the answer to this question but it’s been a while since I’ve last done this ha.
Andrew was very happy that he went further than I did yesterday… His run was 8.11 miles. I’m excited for us to be able to run together again every now and then once Skye can go in the stroller and we will just take turns pushing her.
2 mile w/u, 2 x 5 minutes @ 7:15, 2 x 3 minutes @ 6:55, 400 jogging recoveries, 2 mile c/d. I definitely don’t pop back after a race as quickly as I did in my 20s but that’s part of life and with a bit more time, I will be feeling like myself again after my last half-marathon.
Andrew left for his run when I got home and I did this resistance band workout (with a few breaks to get Skye situated)!
Brooke has a little cat that moves and makes cat noises. Skye thinks it is so funny and she will occasionally squawk right back at it.
We got all ready to go out for a walk once Andrew got home from his run but then it started raining pretty hard so we skipped out on that idea.
I know I’ve been talking about my favorite Costco finds more than usual lately but this is definitely one of my favorites. I put it on top of a bunch of my salads and it tastes so good so that is what I had for lunch.
Knox was going to have a t-ball game but it was cancelled because of rain so we were bummed we weren’t able to go to that.
Brooke had a make-up class for gymnastics. She makes things looks so easy… I would be in tears if I attempted the splits ha.
Skye was pretty proud of her sister.
After gymnastics we picked up some groceries from Walmart and when they were loading our car up they gave me a rose and a bag full of goodies for Mother’s Day. I thought that was really sweet of them!
Next on our agenda—> a birthday party. One of the students I taught when I was a student teacher was at the party! It was so fun to catch up with her and to talk about my teaching days. It made me really miss teaching. FYI I taught health, PE, drivers ed and a few other random classes (do not worry for my student’s education—> I was not an English teacher;).
A bit later and we dropped off Brooke at my sister’s house met up with a few friends for dinner. When Skye woke up in her car seat while we were waiting for our table she started crying. Skye somehow manages to keep one tear stuck to her face once she is calmed down to remind us that she was not happy with us at one point.
We went to Maria Bonita which is definitely the best Mexican restaurant in our area.
Why can’t every meal start with chips and salsa?
We need to eat here more often, it is amazing.
I know that Andrew has some pretty delicious food planned for me today. I’m definitely going to sleep in AND take a nap so today is going to be pretty great.
Here’s how my workouts went last week:
Monday: 5 miles @ 8:15 average pace
Tuesday: 6.74 miles @ 7:55 average pace. 2 mile w/u, 6 x 2 minutes @ 7:00ish w/.25 mile recoveries (at around 8:00-8:15), 1.5 mile c/d. I also made it to a strength training class.
Wednesday: 5 miles @ 8:44 average pace.
Thursday: No run but I did go to a strength training class.
Friday: 6 miles with Candice @ 8:22 average pace. It was lightly raining and nice and cool.
Saturday: 7.28 miles @ 7:53 average. 2 mile w/u, 2 x 5 minutes @ 7:15 , 2 x 3 minutes @ 7:00 (.25 mile recovery jog after each interval), 2 mile c/d.
30.02 miles for the week! Building those miles back up.
How are you spending your Sunday?
What was your best run from last week? Hardest run?
When you eat out at a Mexican restaurant, what do you typically order?