2.10.2014

What did I do last week

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You know what? I am beginning to feel a bit better in this chaotic part of my life. I had a really great week last week, all things considered. And Saturday I felt like me again running. I was blessed to actually feel confident on my running legs and in my training once again. Ironically, I did not log a zillion miles or do anything too crazy. Here is what I did do last week - with fun family stuff added in because hey, just reading x-miles and yoga can be downright boring.

Monday: Wow! I ran 3.75 miles after work when I was crunched on time as dear hubby and I had a class to go to. Thank goodness darling daughter was buying her lunch the next day and I was making dinner! I followed it up with 15 minutes of yoga - Beginner Relaxation - however, if there were yoga police they may bust me because as I was practicing I was reading off questions on darling daughter's homework. Yep, yoga and homework combined!

Tuesday: 5 miles after work followed up by 15 minutes of yoga - Intermediate Combination. I commented that yoga was keeping the chiropractor away.

Wednesday: Oh darnit! My left hip is bugging me! 1.32 miles in the morning followed up by 30 minutes of yoga - Intermediate Flexibility. My hip felt looser at the end and this was an odd day. Dear hubby and I took darling daughter to school before he took me to the eye doctor. Yep, I need glasses. Darnit again. We followed it up by going to Costco to get a few groceries and walked out, kind of, with a playhouse. Yep, my dear friend had to go pick it up since big boxes do not fit into sedans. Nope, they don't. Operation Playhouse started after darling daughter went to bed with a late night delivery and getting the box and pieces hidden in the shed.

Thursday: 3.12 miles after work since I just didn't want to leave my family. I followed it up with 15 minutes of yoga - Beginner Flexibility. My left hip is continuing to loosen up but I decided I shouldn't tempt fate again by saying yoga is keeping the chiropractor away. I just may need to go for an adjustment after all but still, I have lasted a longer time!

Friday: 5.05 miles after work followed up by 30 minutes of yoga - Intermediate Flexibility. I am really seeing improvements in my flexibility even though there are days I feel tighter than others. After darling daughter went to sleep Operation Playhouse continued with about two hours of assembly.

Saturday: 7.72 miles in the morning at the gym to honor running streak day 772. I followed it up with 15 minutes of yoga - Intermediate Combination. Darling daughter and I ran our weekly errands but picked up some nice stuff for a garden - a little angel statue, some plants, and some red mulch. Once we got home and ate lunch with hit the garden and had a blast seeing the fruits of our labor truly transform our little neck in the woods. We literally just had rocks, dirt, and weeds. We have added layers, mulch pathways, stepping stones, compost bins, etc. I ran another 3.24 miles later in the afternoon and then darling daughter and I decorated the house with banners, streamers, and balloons for her birthday weekend. After darling daughter went to sleep Operation Playhouse continued with about 3 hours of assembly.

Dirt, rocks, & weeds = original elements
I LOVE the transformation!
Sunday: After making the family breakfast, waffles with fruit, I tackled my 1.5 mile little run followed up with 15 minutes of yoga - Beginner Flexibility. This is an "I am feeling tight day". Then Operation Playhouse continued with the REVEAL! Darling daughter LOVED it and we spent the next four hours or so completing assembly. It was then lunchtime, make a cake time, decorate the cake time, run an extra 5.14 miles time, and birthday party dinner time!! Woo-hoo! Darling daughter picked tacos and don't tell the guys that I snuck some carrot and broccoli puree into that taco meat. It was a hit!




And today is darling daughter's official birthday. Right about now dear hubby would have been driving me down that twisty, curvy road to the hospital six years ago. I am truly blessed to have her in my life and am glad I devoted the weekend to her. Yes, I miss running long. Yes, I miss running outside but I did get some good mileage in (36 to be exact) and made her feel special. After all, today she has school and then will be going to my friend's house as dear hubby and I have another commitment tonight. But don't worry, darling daughter has already scheduled some Barbie playing time for this afternoon to ensure we have our bonding time. And I can't wait to hear from darling daughter about how her cake pops did at school today! Yes, in honor of her birthday she brought in 2 dozen horse cake pops and no, I didn't make these.

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful dear hubby is attending these classes with me.
Daily Affirmation: I am a good mom.

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16 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to your daughter! Sometimes it is good to pause for our girls...even if physically our body wants to go!

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    1. So true! Thanks for the birthday wishes for my little one...who isn't so little anymore!

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  2. Tell your daughter Happy Happy Birthday. Glad you got some fun time with her this weekend. Be beautiful you. Aloha.

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  3. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

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  4. Glad the hip is consistently feeling better, sounds like you are being really smart with the exercises!! Love the birthday gift!!!

    Would be awesome if you could throw in a link back to the Bestfoot link up next week, thanks!!

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    1. Thanks Amanda and yes, I should tie back to you in all future weeks! Thanks for the tip. :)

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  5. Awe birthday love!! And I love that you combined homework and yoga! Whatever works!

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    1. It may not have been as zen-y but it worked!

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  6. You're such a mother (and I mean that in a good way). Being able to do your yoga poses and read homework questions is something all mothers should have to be able to prove they can do before even getting pregnant. You've got mummy-juggling down beautifully.

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    1. So true! In a class last night we discussed multi-tasking and if we did one thing and completed it before the next or juggle a bunch. I was puzzled because I can't remember the last time I did just one thing and finished it before moving on. ;)

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  7. Love the playhouse! We've got a similar sized one for our boys... but it's covered in snow now...

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  8. I just found your blog from a link from Amanda at RuntotheFinish! After being an injured runner for a large portion of 2013 I also have a goal of doing yoga on a regular basis. Can you tell me what yoga DVD and/or books are are using.

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    1. Kelly, I use the Yoga Studio app. You can read about all my favorites HERE: http://lifeasarunningmom.blogspot.com/2014/02/my-5-favorite-fitness-apps.html

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  9. Aw, Happy Birthday!!! Did your bird get you anything :) Enjoy the playhouse!!!

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    1. I am going to have to remember that one next year!

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