Workout – stairmaster, at home, 52 minutes – 7.5 miles
I’m not actually running. at all. and I have no plans to run for the better part of the next two weeks until I’m feeling 100% confident that my shins are not going to snap in half. because that could really happen. I’m sure of it. but I am running. it’s one of those weeks, where I am running non stop. go go go. my day is broken up into two chunks of time – morning kindergarten and afternoon preschool. everyday. I have two little chunks of time to do “things” that need doing before I need to be at home to greet a child off the bus or pick a child up from school. generally, child #3 takes a nap in the afternoon chunk of time, and homebound we stay. today there were too many things to do, so the morning and afternoon chunks were filled to the brim with non-stop, non-exciting, and very uneventful action. but action nonetheless. no time for words today. so I’m giving you a mostly picture post. of the less than exhilarating “things” that we did. all of which I will expound upon at a later date. most likely Monday because I can already forsee the weekend being gobbled up by many other “things” in the calendar – like replacement long runs, birthday parties and a little overnight getaway with the hubs.
Here is the day in mostly pictures. some words.
Today was technically a rest day – but I’m not feeling like I’ve really “earned” the rest day, because I really haven’t been running this week. and cross training is kind of like resting, and I’m feeling the need to get in as much cross training as I can in the next two weeks to make up for not running ….so I skipped the gym….but the basement stairmaster was calling my name….and so the day begins….
living in compression socks…
Multi-tasking on the stairmaster….and here’s a little tidbit courtesy of Runner’s World that I couldn’t agree more on…because running is so mental…
breakfast all around…
trying not to procrastinate anymore on this tiny little important thing….taxes are so fun
wearing bathing suits last week….hot chocolate this week…
then real shopping….(no, I did not make Luke skip his nap to go here. he insisted that we go. begged me to go.)
I think I’ve found ‘the pair’….it’s like finding the PERFECT pair of jeans….tough….
and more fun stuff….
would someone please reassure me that that vein is not going to eat me alive…just frightening….the ‘stick’ and I are very excited to work together.
snacking…sorry, almond milk, you didn’t make the picture…
and here we are. Friday afternoon. I have used up my allotted sit on my bum and waste time time, and best get to being a productive member of this family. I think my HOW TO FRIDAY’S are going to be sporadic and sparse, until I start planning ahead and actually have them set up before hand. I’ve got a few ideas, but for the most part my creative juices are all dried up. actually, they were never really overflowing in the first place. I’m more of a math and science kind of girl. not sure I have a creative bone in my body. until then, friday’s posts will probably be no different in nature than any of my other rambling but thoroughly entertaining, thought provoking, who ever let this girl ever get near blog world and how does she possibly make it through life, kind of post. they will be that good. I promise.
For any newer readers, here are a few older How To Fridays…
Talk to me People!!!
What’s going on this weekend??
Tell me about upcoming races?
Tell me about how you injured your shins too, and they healed so nicely and quickly and you went on to have a massive PR in a race– that would make ME feel really good
Then I’ll tell you that you are a fantastic person and if you are just getting your feet wet in the fitness and healthy living world, running, working out, thinking about working out, or if you are a speedster already and are training hard to kick it up a notch – then you are a superstar and you are headed in the right direction. and that will make YOU feel really good. happy words make happy people. be happy.
win win for everyone.
have a fantastic weekend.