Categories: Bullying, ice skating, Marathon Training, Mother's Day
Miles Running/walking: 27
Miles Riding: 30
Monday: 10 miles easy on the bike. Tired after the half marathon. 2 mile recovery run and upper body weights later while Thing 2 was at Cheerleading. Corework.
Tuesday: Planned 7 mile tempo sandwich (2 miles easy 3 miles at tempo pace, 2 more miles easy) My phone rang just as I was starting the tempo portion. It was my mom. Being Mothers Day week and all I answered and ended up walking it in 2 miles chatting. My legs are still heavy and dead from the race anyway. I’ll try again tomorrow. Actual ran 2 miles easy, walked 2 miles.
Wednesday: Traded the tempo sandwich for a 6-mile progression run. Very windy as usual. This was hard but in retrospect, went well. Corework.
Thursday: 20 miles on the bike, lower body weights.
Friday: 5x1000m. This felt ridiculously hard (fighting the wind again) but I got it done. I need to stop telling myself I can’t do stuff and just do it. Corework.
Sunday: Ran 10 miles, ice skating 90 minutes.
Notes: Maybe it’s mental but I think I already feel stronger after that tough half marathon last weekend. Even if it’s not true I’m going to pretend it is. Wow I slept like a rock this week. And oh the hunger…but not for junk food. I am mentally ready to start marathon training on June 1. Hopefully I’ll be physically ready for that too.
Thank you for all of your support regarding the bullying issue. The action taken by the school was immediate and decisive and thankfully Thing 2 seems to have shaken it all off. May she emerge stronger because of it too.
I LOVED the mom stories many of you shared in my last post! So many special memories. Mothers Day yesterday was perfect. I came back from my morning run to find the sweetest cards, tissue paper and play-doh creations, and a special blue box. The Caveman took the kids to the park while I did my apres-run routine. After some ice skating with the kiddos, I dragged the family around to various nurseries (hee hee get away with it while I can right?) so I could get my planters done, which I did, and I am thrilled.
If I can get through the next couple of weeks, I’m home free. Like many of you I’m sure, my schedule is jammed with end-of-school related activities and events. From portfolio nights to concerts, family picnics field days and–oh yes–single parenting. I feel like it’ll be a miracle if I don’t drop the ball on something. Cannot believe the end of school is just around the corner.