Gooood morning! It’s Tuesday! Today will be filled with cleaning and, of course, a run. My in-laws are coming into town tomorrow to watch R and J so Dave and I can go on our first kid-free overnight! I’m so excited. I love my babies to the moon and back, but I’m excited to spend some alone time with my husband.
Last Thursday, we went on our first family double jogger run of the season. I know it’s so nerdy and nuclear family of us, but I love running with my little squad. We only covered 2.5 miles, but it was enough to just get out of the house on a beautiful night and spend time together.
Fast forward to yesterday, I got a 5.25 miler in on the treadmill. I wanted to run outside so badly, but my intestines gave that a hard no so treadmill it was. I swear treadmills are harder for me. I think- I know- it’s a mental game, so I try to mix it up as much as I can. Last night it was a speed ladder. I ran 3 songs at 9:40 pace, then every song I increased the treadmill by .2 (so like 20 seconds?) for 6 songs, eventually getting up to 8-minute pace, then 3 more songs at 9:40 pace and a cool-down walk to get me 5.25. Ba-bam! Love it. I’m also loving Panic! At the Disco for running lately.
Tonight will probably be a quick 3- to 4-miler because, again, deep cleaning.
I’ve also been going on a bit of a spring cleaning/Marie Kondo craze lately and am organizing and nesting like I’m pregnant (I’m not!!). Anyway, the Vietnam Veteran’s Association does this great donation project called Pick-Up Please and today they are coming to pick-up a bunch of clothing and shoes and bedding, some of which I’ve had since childhood. Yeah, I know. This was long overdue. But at least it’s getting done.
What are your plans for the day? The week? Have you ever taken an overnight without your babies? Let me know in the comments!
So this past week has not gone exactly as planned, but it still went really well!
For a workout last weekend, we spent the entirety of Saturday doing yardwork. I mean that counts, right? We planted literally 100+ flowers. Sunday was Mother’s Day and my darling husband made adorable peanut butter and jelly labels of our kids. Maybe I’ll post them sometime, but they are downstairs andd I’m currently holed up in our bedroom because if my son sees me, it’s all over. #mamasboy
Anyway, it was the cutest gift EVER.
Also, since my iPhone 5s was on its way to cell phone Heaven, my hubby took me to the Apple Store to buy an iPhone X. I feel so spoiled!! The difference in picture quality between the 5s and X is ridiculous.
Let’s see. Monday I went for a 4.5 mile run around 9:20 pace then did 80 Day Obsession Total Body Core.
Tuesday I did 3.1 miles at around 8:25 pace. 80DO got cancelled because my son was having a rough time teething and I wouldn’t have started working out until 10pm. No thanks.
Wednesday, I convinced my husband to run with me and we took the double jogger on a trail run for 4 easy miles. I pushed the first two miles, he pushed the second two. Then we let our daughter get out and run because she soooo wanted to. A-Dor-A-Ble. Again, no 80DO because kids.
Thursday was a rest day.
This morning, I took the kiddos on a double jogger run for 3.2 miles then we played at the playground for a while. It was super fun. I doubt I will lift tonight because I have a 10-miler scheduled for tomorrow.
Wednesday, after two weeks of back and forth with the Humira people, I finally had a nurse call me to schedule injection training. The only day she had available before next Wednesday was yesterday morning, so fortunately Dave was able to come home and watch the kids while the nurse trained me on Humira injections. I was on Humira 3 years ago, but stopped for my third trimester with my daughter and wanted a refresher course. The loading dose is 4 pens and they still hurt like a B.
Anyway, one of the side effects is that it can make you tired. Now, I don’t know if it did or not because I’m already perma-tired (thanks, kids), but I decided to chalk Thursday up as a rest day. Honestly, I think the emotional stress was worse than anything. I hate the idea of biologics with all the potential side effects, but since my ulcerative colitis wasn’t getting under control with other medicines, it was time to step it up. Here’s hoping it all turns out well.
That’s all I’ve got for today. I’ve got to go work on a post for Pittsburgh Moms Blog now while sipping on cold brew and listening to the delighted squeals of my babies playing with their daddy. 🙂 Make sure to check out my latest on PMB next Wednesday!
How was your week?
P.S. If anyone can school me in why my iPhone X only downloads some images if I copy a folder, but all the images if I Ctrl+A copy the pictures within the folder, that’d be great. Oh and why there’s like three different files of the same photo? I’m so confused. lol Going to be a work in progress…
I’m a dreamer. I have these big ideas of things I want to do and projects I want to complete and I get all excited thinking about them, devising plans, creating lists, and envisioning the end results. But my problem is on the follow through. I’m terrible at it. And I’m beginning to get annoyed with myself for starting then stopping, beginning but not completing.
I want to run and lift more consistently.
I want to take my kids on more adventures.
I want to clean up my diet.
I want to write a novel.
I want to actually write in this blog regularly.
I want to stop starting over.
Change is hard. Especially the beginning stages where you have to work up the momentum and work your way into a groove. But maybe I can use my stubbornness to my advantage and finally follow through.
I ran my fourth marathon April 22, so after a few weeks of low key exercise and recovery I’m ready to start training for the Pottstown Half Marathon July 14. I started training this past week and beginning on Monday I will be doing 80-Day Obsession to add strength training to my routine. I’ll be modifying it, both in the exercise and diet aspects since I’m running and still nursing my baby boy.
For the family side of things, I’m creating a Summer Fun list for daytime adventures with my kids so we don’t spend too much time watching Paw Patrol.
As for the writing, I definitely want to dig into my novel writing, but instead of overwhelming myself right out the gate, I’m going to start with my family and my health/exercise.
So join me on my adventures! What are some goals you want to achieve? Let’s hold each other accountable!