Sunday– OFF I have been taking 2 days off a week. It’s mostly unplanned, but that’s cool too. My Thursdays have been hit or miss lately. I had to get up early to work at the Gazelle Girl meet up. It was pouring rain. I think about 15 -20 ladies braved the weather anyway! The rest of the day was spent warming up and trying to rent Wreck It Ralph on Redbox. No luck. Hopefully this weekend I can get my hands on that movie! It looks funny. I mean, the kids really want to see it. 😉 Time was also spent painting Amara’s nails. Watching Miles do what he does. I wish I could tell you exactly what that means, but I am still trying to figure it out.
He’s a bit of a mystery. A funny one though. He just does his own thing. I think we’ll keep him. Bedtime: 10:51 ( sooo close)
Monday– Spin instruction 10 am. Endurance class. The class was to keep their HR 65%-75% of their max. Endurance rides are mentally challenging and can be boring. Not my classes, but some are. 😉 They are to be not too easy, but also, not too hard. It’s a fine line. This is where a HR monitor and knowing and knowing your personal and specific HR zones is necessary. Lifting: Upper body endurance. Keeping with my theme of the day. Higher reps, lighter weights. My rep range was 15-20. I used 8 and 10 lbs. weights. I did 2 sets of 7 exercises with 30 seconds of rest between the sets. Your muscles really start to “burn” due to lactic acid build up. It’s great fun. Later on I headed out to the Urban Herd Pub Run for 3.2 miles. It was cold and rainy, but a lot of fun. We had a great turnout. Runners are not afraid of a little bit of rain! Especially if there is beer involved. Duh. And free stuff. We love free stuff. I planned on running a bit slower ( not that I was breaking any records here), but I got caught up with mingling with people and forgot about pace. Amara started Girls on the Run. She will train for a 5k that takes place on her 9th birthday. 9!?!? Good Lord, when did that happen?? They grow up so fast!!!!!! * side note: I still have than tank top. It might be 6 years old. #sadbuttrue
She will have practice twice a week, gym twice a week and swimming lessons once a week. This is good. My hope is that she will start sleeping better due to exhaustion! This girl is a night owl ( I wonder where she gets that from??). Bedtime: 12:30 am?? I know, but I had to watch the finale of The Bachelor. He chose the right one! 🙂
Tuesday–7 mile run. The warm temperatures are gone again. Somehow, I still overdress It’s a mystery. I don’t think I will ever get it right! I took a route that I don’t take enough. It’s through neighborhoods for the most part. There are a few inclines along the way that I didn’t care for, but what are ya gonna do?
I planned on 6, so this was nice to do a little more than
necessary planned. Yoga: 20 minutes. Lower Body and Core work: 30 minutes. Foam roll: 10 minutes. Bedtime: 10:20 pm.
Wednesday– Spin at 10 am. Today’s class was to build strength with hill intervals. 2 people told me they liked it. Ha! We had power climbs and switchbacks and some fast downhills to add in some speed work. Whew. Job well done! I am subbing this Friday at noon as well. I might try to jump in a spin class Thursday morning and then get in a little run too. We’ll see though. Today is the last day of the herbal cleanse. While 10 days is not that long in the big scheme of things, I am so glad it’s over. Bring on the pizza and beer! Just kidding. Mostly. 🙂 We had the kids conferences today. All is well in class. So proud of them both! I feel bad that I am shocked that Miles is doing as well as he is. I know the kid is bright, but I guess it’s nice to hear it from an expert. His teacher is great and seems to be a great fit for him. Amara is excelling as well. Her nose is always in a book and she is always wanting to know EVERYTHING. Foam roll: 10 mins. Bedtime: 10:15 pm
Question: Who is sick of winter? This chick.