Wonderful weekend. I am tired from 13 miles of running and many hours of child lifting/chasing/playing. Josh was on call, but somehow there was a great balance of family time, me time, and social time.
Friday night: A and I went on a date!! We attended a screening of Frozen at her school. Cameron even had a babysitter, which was key because otherwise I don’t think I could have enjoyed the special time with Annabel nearly as much as I did while tending to both. Note to self to do this every once in a while (and as they get older, I definitely want to do one-on-one ‘dates’ with them on a regular basis).
8 mile long run outside before anyone else was awake
Swim playdate in the AM
Birthday party at a play gym in the PM
No naps save a couple of 15 minute stints in the car — for either kid.
Lovely playdate at South Pointe Park
2.5 hours of babysitting in the afternoon, which allowed me to go to the gym and shower in peace
Family dinner at SILs
For a Josh call weekend, this was just about perfect.
Workout report, half marathon training week #4
M 4 miles easy (9:31/mi)
T 40 minute barre3 workout
W 3 x 1 mi (8:17, 8:15, 8:18/mi) + warm up / cool down, total 4.5 mi
R 2 mi run + 18 minutes Jillian Michaels NMTZ
S 8 mi long (9:39/mi)
S 4 x 5 minute intervals on the treadmill. Paces 8:00 – 8:13/mi for the intervals, 2 minutes rest between each. Total = 4.5 mi
Total miles = 23
PS: I lost my fitbit. Currently, I don’t really miss it. I DO still walk up the steps to my office at work, but I’m not sure any other lasting behavior changes were made.
PPS: Ditching the Distraction has been going well. I stayed largely off of social media (save for a few minutes of browsing in the early AM) and did not miss that, either. More on an update post later this week!