1- After some discussion of single vs solo parenting around here, Gwinne (who describes herself as a single mother by choice) wrote two posts on the topic: here and here. (She is an excellent writer, so if you do not already read her blog, I highly recommend checking it out.)
I am relieved to note that I will not be solo parenting this weekend (though I will be the next!).
2- I feel like our summer begins in earnest this weekend. Camp starts Monday! All 3 kids will be at the same one for the next two weeks and I am somewhat mad at myself for complicating things after that. Annabel had an absolutely wonderful time at horseback riding camp (Condee Farm – which is actually owned and run by Josh’s aunt!). She now wants to do riding lessons regularly so I think we will add that into our routine for the next school year.
3- After eschewing these Clean Color Dot pens for quite some time (they do have bleed-through tendencies and they do NOT play well with Tomoe River paper in my experience) I have found great use for them in the Full Focus Planner, because if they do bleed through it’s just onto the back of the previous page which I’m already done with anyway!
4- Today’s strength workout: 20 minute Strength for Runners + 20 minutes Arms/Shoulders. If I’m lucky, the kids will be asleep until I’m done (~7:10). I had a great tempo run Wednesday but then did nothing yesterday due to my headache.
As noted previously, I’m doing Daniels Running Formula to try to get some running speed back. I would love to run a 5K at closer to 8 min/mi pace (my last one was ~9 min/mi, and that’s a BIG difference!). My current ideal workout schedule is this:
M: shorter easy run with strides
T: 30-40 minutes Peloton strength (mix of strength for runners workouts + other)
W: threshold run #1 (this past Wednesday’s example: 10 min warmup, 2 miles at threshold pace — 9:16 + 9:25/mi, 2 min recover, 1 mile at threshold pace — 9:25, cooldown).
R: 30-40 minutes Peloton strength (maybe throw some barre in there)
F: threshold run #2 (this week I had prescribed 2 x 1 mi + 2 1K at threshold
S: longer run (40-50 min)
S: yoga (eventually would love to go do this in a studio!)
HOWEVER that is ideal and most weeks are not ideal and I miss 1-2. This week I am a day behind due to the epic ~36 hour headache I had.
5- That said . . . IT IS GONE NOW! Whew. Happy Friday!