Josh worked essentially all weekend (he was on call and had a complicated case). I didn’t arrange any childcare, so it was all me.
It ended up being . . . okay.
I’m still in a bit of a mood spiral, but probably if I wasn’t, I would even say it was good. It definitely looked good on paper. In practice I was kind of lonely.
Two things I did RIGHT were a) to avoid thinking about the work stress that I couldn’t really do much about (upcoming presentation + lots of smaller things) and b) get up early to exercise. I did another 8 mile long run on Sunday (5:55 AM – 7:10 AM) and the weather was 67F and it was glorious. I will give Josh major props for getting up with the kids without complaint on Sunday despite working from essentially 7 AM – 9 PM on Saturday.
Actually I guess I will also give myself credit for c) which was planning things out on paper and hitting the right balance of activity. I think I (appropriately) tired the kids out, but there was still down time (ie screen time) which we all sorely needed. I may have even taken a floor nap Saturday during several episodes of Pinkalicious . . .
The kids also did piano (Sunday) and we took a lovely hour-long nature walk (also Sunday). Our weather has turned into South Florida gorgeousness, which lasts about 4 months. I am determined to get outside and enjoy it.
WORKOUTS last week:
M – REST
T – Rain run! This wasn’t supposed to be tempo but ended up faster than my tempo run somehow (still not very fast). 4.78 miles, 9:19/mi average.
W – REST bc we went to a concert Tuesday night and I was completely exhausted
R – 4.33 with 3 at tempo, splits 9:11, 9:25, 9:15 for the tempo miles (I was hoping for mid-8s). I was tired and it was hotter, so maybe next time will be better.
F – NOTHING b/c it was a somewhat lame week
S – Beachbody 21DF Extreme Dirty 30 – OMG HARD. Used 5-10 lb weights. Could not do the bonus at all.
S – 8 mile run, 9:39/mi average. Felt good. My endurance is either improving or it’s just an effect of the weather. Either way — enjoyable.
MEALS THIS WEEK:
M – chicken, roasted potatoes, asparagus (no recipe, just whatever and I will let the kids cover theirs in ketchup so that hopefully they’ll eat it)
T – leftovers
W – salmon / rice / avocado bowl with green beans (surprisingly popular option lately)
R – black bean soup + sweet potato chips
F – leftovers (though I have to go to a work event)
S – kids eat at home (another work event OMG)
S – probably all out together at The Field b/c Josh is going to a guitar session there!