VALENTINE’S DAY, 2020: Probably our least romantic one yet. Josh was operating from 11:30 pm 2/13 – 6:00 am 2/14, so . . . yeah! I ended up doing our annual ‘treasure hunt’ with the kids anyway, and it was a hit despite my being alone.
Then I took them to school, did lots of work (including a full weekly review/ Inbox ZERO situation, my fave). And we all went to bed at 8:30 PM. Like, the entire household.
A far cry from the days we’d make French toast & drink champagne. Oh well. I’m sure one of these days we will have a nice V-day. I don’t actually mind though, especially since we will be getting some nice couples time together on some other trips this year.
Romance can happen on days other than 2/14 🙂
ANYWAY. So we had a lovely weekend (really, it was great!) and I didn’t mean to disappear but . . . life happens! Josh and I were both off. He was behind on charts (very) and needed to spend a chunk of time each day doing those, but there was a good amount of family time in there too. While he was working, I took the kids to Young at Art (Sat) and Flamingo Gardens (Sun). Both are close to our house and (obviously) we get our money’s worth out of our yearly memberships!
I got to work out both days, read both days, take a mini-nap Sunday and we had a date night. AND a playdate/dinner on Sunday!
All ingredients for a happy successful weekend in my book.
A few pix . . .
The book was Carol Dweck’s Mindset, which was interesting (I read it last week in preparation). And now I want a beer sampler glass set.
M – Morning run w/ strides, 3.16 mi 10:05/mi average
T – rest. Was just tired from coming off call week & needed to sleep!
W – 4.7 mi with 3 @ tempo (9:11, 9:42, 9:20 – ugh!). It was hot (79F) but I was a little disappointed in these splits.
R – Beachbody Upper Fix, 8 + 12 lb weights
F – rest. Was going to run, but (see above) Josh wasn’t actually home in the morning so it was not going to happen!
S – 5.6 mi total, 6 x 1K pace. I was VERY happy with this run in contrast to Weds! Splits were 8:20, 8:41, 8:46, 8:46, 8:38, 8:48. (Goal was ~9:00).
S – Beachbody Dirty 30, 8 + 12 lb weights. (By the way, this is the most efficient use of 28 minutes for strength work that I can think of! And for some reason I don’t hate it that much.)
Meals this week:
M – Turkey burgers + salad
T – Chicken Tikka Masala w/ rice & cauliflower from Dinner Illustrated
W – leftovers
R – whatever Cameron wants (TBD) for his bday!
F – green chile & corn quesadillas + salad w/ avocado from Dinner Illustrated
Podcast Shout-Outs: Check out this episode of the How She Moms podcast featuring some clips from BOBW! There are some additional nice tips and creative ideas around outsourcing presented, too!
I also enjoyed today’s Focus on This podcast episode on setting up your Ideal Week. A nice way to start a Monday run.