The theme for this week seemed to be…more sleep! I struggled to sleep well at night and just wanted to sleep in every morning. This is normal for me after having a week off of work; the first week back is always rough around the edges trying to re-establish routines…both at home and school. The kids are also slow moving the first week back. Not to mention I always put unnecessary stress on myself during the first week back at work to do this and that…none of which is super important, but all of it keep my mind racing.
When the alarm went off at 4 am, I really wanted to roll over and go back to sleep! Instead, I slowly put both feet on the floor and went to the gym for an hour strength training session. After being on break for a week, it was hard to get back into the groove at work…the kids seemed to struggle with this too. With the full moon coming on Wednesday, that might not have helped the craziness!! After work, I had an easy hour on the trainer to spin out the legs from the weekend’s hard work. We followed this up with dinner out with friends. We went to one of our favorite local burger restaurants that is unfortunately closing its doors this weekend. SO SAD!!
When the 4 am alarm went off, I. Was. Exhausted!! The Iron Hippie and I briefly discussed our options and decided to go back to sleep for two more hours before going to work. Hill repeats was on the schedule for after work and thankfully it was about 66F, so we set out to run!! We like to run the same hill when doing hill repeats to give us a feel for where our fitness is each time we have a hill repeat run on the schedule. This workout always reminds me of a student that we lost almost 2 years ago when he was hit by a car while on a training ride with a group of local cyclists. The reason I think of him…he was ALWAYS trying to be better at everything he did and who he was. This meant doing “just one more” hill repeat to get stronger, “just one more” 50 on the 1:00 in the pool, “just one more” question to challenge his thinking. So we did “just one more” hill repeat to pay tribute to TRJ!
After not sleeping well last night, I. Was. Exhausted!! I slept in and then was slammed with 8th grade drama at school. Needless to say, when I got home from work, I ate dinner and crawled in bed. Yes, I was in bed by 6:30 pm with lights out at 6:45 pm.
This was another sleep-in…that gave me over 11 hours of sleep for the night!! Boy did I feel ready to go!! After a full day of work, I worked with my personal training client that I see every week, went home to change and grab food, and then went to teach TRX.
When the alarm went off at 4 am, I put my feet on the floor and was ready to ride!! It was a nice and easy recovery ride, which was a great start to the day!! It went downhill a bit after riding though…The Iron Hippie’s car wouldn’t start and my car was in the garage, so I couldn’t jump start his car. We texted the neighbor at 5:55 am (yes…that is early!!) and he was able to come over and help. After dropping his car off at the shop, I drove him to work before heading to work myself. TGIF!! After work, I was scheduled to go swim, but had to pick the Iron Hippie up from work and take him back to the shop to pick up his car. Thankfully it was just a dead battery and nothing more serious. By the time I was done running around town, it was time for my much needed massage!! I ended the day by watching the ISU Cyclones lose in the NCAA Tournament…SO SAD 😦
Well…today was a flop! I woke up at 8:47 am…hello another 11+ hour night of sleep!! We went and grabbed some breakfast before doing some grocery shopping and food prep for Easter Sunday dinner. I did some course work for my Living Brave Semester in the afternoon and then we went to our neighbors house for an AMAZING dinner. They are from Switzerland and we love getting together with them…the food and conversation are always top notch!!
After sleeping in until 9:44 am…I told you the theme for this week was sleep…we got on the trainer in the basement. Cleaned up, took the dogs to the park to play fetch, and then went to my sole sista’s house for Easter dinner at 1 pm. Good food, good conversation, and lots of love made for a fantastic afternoon. When we got home, we did some food prep for the week and cut and stacked fire wood before taking the dogs for a walk and calling it a day.
Weekly Totals: 6 hours
Bike: 37 miles
Run: 8 miles
Strength Training: 1 hour & 45 minutes
Quote of the Week:
“When you can’t adjust the direction of the wind – adjust your sails.” ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Today is the start of a new week and time to press the reset button. Let’s go…