Week 5 of Marathon Training

So week 5 started with me still be a little under the weather but I managed.  I could finally breath, however the cough and feeling short of breath is what was getting me.

Monday was a short, but taxing run as I pushed my little man in the stroller, while hubby and I ran up and down the road for 1.94 miles.  Why did I stop .06 miles short of 2 miles?  Some cranky toddler and I could only get away with only so many “1 more time.”

Tuesday I managed to squeeze in 3.02 miles in the morning before work.  This was a fairly good run considering my breathing and I managed my pace

Wednesday was more trying being my 4th run in a row.  I got in 5.02 miles.  I decided to forgo the hills and stuck to a relatively flat area as I knew my lungs would be taxed as it was with how my breathing was going.

Thursday I took a rest day on accident.  All week-long I was thinking it was a day behind what it actually was.  So Thursday I thought it was Wednesday.  Whoops!  Sunday’s run through me off!  I did plan to run with my running buddy though on Sunday again instead of Saturday so that meant I could get my other run in on Friday

Friday I was able to get my other 5 mile run in for the day.  This one was a little more difficult than the last 5 mile run as it was fairly humid and lack of wind was tough but I got it done!

Saturday, the PLAN was a short run and then PiYo to stretch out, however we started a “quick project” at home in our sunroom.

Sunday was a long slow run.  The schedule called for 8 miles and that’s what we got in.  It was a little warmed than it had been in the morning with little to no wind but we got it done.  Towards the end of the run, my left knee was starting to hurt just at the top of the tibial plateau so when I got home, I made sure to take some Advil and my glucosamine.  I also got to try out my new Flipbelt that I got!

As the coughing subsides some, we shall see how the lungs handle it and go from there.  I can only do as my body allows me without causing further injury.

Life of a Working Mom and Back to School

Oh boy…this has been one of THOSE weeks for sure!  Thankfully it’s the last week before school starts.  Not that I don’t like my kids hoe from school (less stringent with bedtimes), but a nice set schedule will be nice.   This week for work has been fairy busy and of course I’m slowing getting over the “crud” that I had still.  The congestion has went away but the cough is still there and my lungs don’t feel 100% again yet.   Not to mention the feeling of fatigue and occasional feeling of shortness of breath.  I will be glad once I feel 100% again for sure!

So many parents sent their kids back to school this week.  I truly enjoyed seeing all the return to school photos on Facebook.  We haven’t gotten there quite yet.   My 8-year-old returns to school on Thursday, August 21st.  I can’t believe she will be in 3rd grade this year!  It completely baffles me!  Where did the time go?!?

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First day of Pre-K3

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I’m just amazed at my bright, sweet little girl and all the joy that she has brought to my life, but now she is getting so big!  The things that come out of her mouth are so funny and sometimes off the wall.  She never fails to keep us on our toes that’s for sure!

So as we go into the final few days before school starts, I am preparing schedules and meals, workout schedules, getting the house in order from the summer chaos and trying to get everything back in order.  Although right now after a full day of work the thought makes me want to yawn.  Can’t I just go lay down on the couch and nap?   Even just 30 minutes?

No I tell myself!  Finish this blog post and get up and get into the kitchen to start dinner before everyone is starving to death.  We did rearrange the schedule some this school year to accommodate my new Fit Club that I have going on every Tuesday night.   So starting in September Sofie will now start going to gymnastics on Monday nights instead of Tuesdays to make it where we only have one activity going on in a days time.  Only a few more weeks to get through of Tuesday’s being packed.  Also I’m going to continue getting up early to get my runs in early in the day and then program workout in the evening in which I’m going to be restarting PiYo since being sick I missed so many of the workouts.

Did your kids return back to school this week?  What grades?   What things do you do to make your schedule easier during the school year?

Week 3 and 4 of Marathon Training

So I’m still in the midst of training for my first marathon however of course I had to have at least one week thrown in there being sick.  Wah…wah…waaahh….

Week 3 was great.  I got all my runs in as scheduled then come Friday I noticed that faint, funny feeling in the back of my throat.  That tingle if you will or scratchiness, whatever you want to call it.  Just enough you wonder if you are imagining things then BAM!  Saturday, full on stuffy nose, cough, sinus headache, the works.  Of course that Friday just happened to be our 4 year anniversary in which my husband took me out for dinner at HuHot while my parents watched our kiddos.  Saturday night we were headed out-of-town to Dallas to enjoy a night by ourselves at my husband’s company pool party (aka adults only).  I felt just down right yucky.  No fever but congested and lethargic.  It was fun though.  When you have kids you miss those adult conversations that don’t get interrupted!  We stayed there until 9 pm then left to go grab a light, late night dinner with all intentions of going out with one of my husband’s coworkers, but by the time we got dinner we both were pooped and just went back to the hotel and I was passed out by 10:30 while my husband was left trying to find something to watch on TV at the hotel.

Sunday, 7/27 – 1.25 miles

Monday, 7/28 – 3 miles

Tuesday, 7/29 –  I got my PiYo Buns in PLUS had an amazing turnout for my Fit Club!

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Wednesday, 7/30 – PiYo Drench plus 4 miles

Thursday, 7/31 – I spent my evening cleaning and getting the house in order for my parents arrival with what little time I had.

Friday, 8/1 – No workout, enjoyed a date night with my hubby for our anniversary and SICK

Saturday, 8/2 – SICK

Sunday, 8/3 – SICK and had to say good-bye to my little girl as she was flying to Texas to spend the week with her Baba, step mom and sister.  I always miss her when she is gone.

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Waiting for the delayed plane

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She had to show off her Texas Rangers shirt we bought for her while we were in Texas

Monday, 8/4 – SICK

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Sofie and her sister playing in the ocean

Tuesday, 8/5 – 2 miles

Wednesday, 8/6 – 4 miles

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Love my running trail in the morning!

2014-08-06 08.06.23It was slow going but I made it.  Horribly humid too!

We also spent our evening at a nature trail with our son, trying to distract him while his Sissy was away.  He missed her horribly!

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Thursday, 8/7 – SICK

Friday, 8/8 – Sick, but better and made plans to run in the morning.

Saturday, 8/9 – Sick but got to go pick up my little girl from the airport!  Instantly made my day better!

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Sunday, 8/10 – 7.09 miles, slow but steady even though I felt like I was dying.  Then my daughter and her friends wanted to have a lemonade stand to help raise money for the JDRF.  I will say they were quite successful!  Almost $75 in 3 hours!  Very proud of them.  We of course went to celebrate later that night with small snocones.

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Hopefully this week will be much better then the last two weeks.  I’m starting to feel better, now if I can just get rid of this irritating cough as the nasal stuffiness has went away.

How has last few weeks been since I’ve been MIA?