Rest day today. I will hopefully do some strength workout. 16 mile run tomorrow. eek.
I am slowly but surely figuring out this whole training plan thing and how exactly it is going to work for me. I am finishing week 3 of the plan. I have had a GREAT week of running this week. Probably the best yet. this week I decided to NOT stick completely to the plan. but to follow it loosely. and it’s really working for me. I think this might work best for me for a couple reasons – 1. it still gives me guidance on what to do, miles to run 2. I am not feeling let down if I don’t/can’t do the prescribed workout for the day. when I felt like I had to strictly follow the plan – I would feel like I “failed” if I didn’t do it 100% for that day. I don’t want to feel like that. any day that I do something to reach my goal should be a success. so, using the plan as a guide this week has given me a, fun, enjoyable, fulfilling, pain free week of running.
I had an awesome workout yesterday. it went like this (during naptime) – the plan was 8 easy miles. I wasn’t into that because I had to run at home on the treadmill. no one should have to run 8 miles on that thing. not nice. Pre-run photo – fresh as a daisy
Instead of 8 straight through: I did 2 miles at 8.1mph, then jumped on the stairmaster for 10 minutes, level 20 speed intervals, back on tread for same 2 mile run, back on stepper for same interval and back to tread for 2 more miles. 6 miles total on treadmill, 20 minutes on stepper = to 3.5 miles. done, sweaty and happy as a clam. nothing like a good sweat.
Quick recap of yesterday –
Luke was attacked by an elephant.
I saved him. that’s my job. I do heroic things like that on a daily basis.
and then got dressed up in his sisters clothes.
it never ends for that poor boy. he’s pretty happy about it. rainbow blue puffed sleeve is a good look for him.
Alex went to school in the am. I dropped the kids off at Gammy’s so I could go workout with a friend. She has “hired” me to help whip her back into shape! good times. gives me a little taste of what it would be like to work. I like it.
Back home in time for Alex to get home from school. Lunch… Anna goes to school…Gammy picks up Alex to spend some quality time….Luke takes a nap….I have a stellar workout…..Alex gets home and brings me this little srumptious treat…
look at all those sprinkles. and all that pink. We love Gammy. she likes sugar as much as Alex and I do. I don’t care for cake too much, but I could make that frosting disappear off that cake in less than a minute. true. it might have been gone by 10pm last night. maybe.
if you don’t have a MISTO, you must get one. it will save your waistline and your time when trying to coat your veggies with the perfect amount of oil for the oven. not too much. not too little.
That is my “love is eternal” look. lil sis, Jaime, that’s for you. (Bridesmaids lingo – if you have never seen this movie, go see it. if you saw it and didn’t care for it, I feel bad for you. you need to get a bunch of girlfriends, some margaritas and a chill pill and watch it again. funny stuff) I love my misto. don’t know why I waited so long to start using it.
Dinner served – kids running amuck and I bolted. like any good mom. I was meeting one of my best girlfriends at the mall for some shopping. it works out well that we share a common joy…
I haven’t been to this store since she and I went in NYC last May. I put on a little fashion show in the dressing room for you. so that you could share in my fabulous finds.
I got the blazer, not the shirt under it. it’s actually much cuter in person. so am I.
My girlfriend is a human barbie doll. seriously. picture barbie. and make her human. that’s my friend. and she’s the nicest person in the world too. so you want to hate her, but you end up loving her to death. how it goes. when I shop with her, it’s more colorful and fun than when I shop by myself. I have to buy red things.
I came home to my husband watching Moneyball with Brad Pitt. brad pitt wasn’t here watching it with him, he was in the movie. the hubs and I discussed very important stuff like who was better looking – Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio or Orlando Bloom. we decided Orlando was pretty, Leo was a freak of nature with his good looks and Brad is just a handsome guy. enough deep talk for one night. off to bed.
Stay tuned for another edition of “How to Friday“. Feel free to email me suggestions of things you would like to know “how to” do. I know everything. I have answers to everything. I’m a mom. if I don’t have the answer, I will just lie and pretend like I do:-)
HAPPY FRIDAY FRIENDS!!!!!!!
What is your favorite clothing store to shop in? What is the last movie you saw?
Colored skinny jeans or not into it?
Are you a cake person or lick the frosting off the cake person like me?
Tell me about your weekend plans!?!
Talk to me people!:-)