My reality (again) this week was the amount of "stuff" happening in the month of April. Truthfully, it's that way every year, but I feel like I'm still searching for that perfect level of organization to cruise through the process instead of always playing "catch-up." And a little more sleep would be nice...if there was time for it (LOL).
Here's what went down this past week:
Monday. I'm a creature of habit (hence the #nevermissaMonday thing that I've been doing since January 2016), but I'm also open to shaking things up once in awhile. My running friend, Barb, wasn't available for our usual #5at5 routine, so I rose and shone (so to speak) and ran those five miles by myself. I have done a lot of 5-milers on my own, but it's been awhile since I've gotten up at 4:30 a.m. to do so. The run went well, and was a good means of reinforcing that I can do tough things all on my own.
I headed to the golf course (right by my house). There's a good hill that is a popular sledding hot spot in the winter. The hill is not long, but pretty steep. I have used it for hill sprints many times in the past, and thought it would be a good quick workout. I did a 1/2 mile warm-up run, and had a plan of doing 1-mile of hill sprints and then run the remaining 1/2 mile back home for a cool-down. According to my Garmin, it took 21 sets to reach that 1-mile mark. And the bonus? I made it back home (and to the dance rehearsal) before the rain hit. Boom!
Although it was tough missing my first dress rehearsal since we've had a dancer (our oldest started dance when she was a toddler...in 1997!), this was a special evening for our son. The husband and I road-tripped and got to see the president of Iowa Central present the honorary cord/tassels to our son. He graduates next weekend....which means another crazy weekend is in store for us...
The weather outside was frightful...temps in the low 40's, windy and raining (again). I always do a short recovery run following a tough run or race, but I was less than excited about heading outside. I decided to fire up 'Milly and spend a little time with her. The DOMS seemed to be making an appearance, so there will be lots of foam rolling in the next few days...and possibly an Epsom salt soak (though I am NOT a bath tub dweller, just saying).
In other news:
The Fight for Air Climb pics were released this week! I was pleasantly surprised to spot a good one of me...typically event pics have me with one or both eyes closed, my mouth wide open, or my legs bent at an awkward angle. This pic was legit!
In case you missed them, here's my posts from last week:
Tell me about YOUR week! Has Momma N been blessing you or cursing you with weather? Do you ever find yourself in the midst of several weeks of nonstop activity? What's the longest you have caught yourself snoozing after the alarm has gone off?