I love May for a number of reasons....Mother's Day, the official start of summer (Memorial Day Weekend) and most importantly Louis turns 8!
He had a big week last week...mostly tooth related (weird, I know!). He went to the dentist and was a total rock star and then he lost another tooth!
I can't believe this sweet boy is going to be *8* years old! I love watching him grow into his own little person.
What else went down last week?
This seemed to take forever, even though it really didn't, but this is *finally* complete!
I had to use a drill, which I was super nervous about, but I drilled everything out perfectly and I couldn't have asked for my new buffet, and home for my grandma's beautiful dishes, to turn out any better. I love it!
I started on a new project. Something a little more "fun" in style (I am salvaging an epic disaster basically). Kitty decided she needed to help.
In workouts last week:
Monday – Barre + 3 evening miles - I completed the Barre part then Louis and I ran 1.6 together and I did the other .4 on my own. Louis was exhausted ...ok not really.
(note: this is *just* for show)
Wednesday – Barre + 6 miles - Barre + 5 miles (close, but just didn't have 6 in me) - I'm also all signed up for the Dallas Marathon in December. I'm not sure I'll do this race again after this year. I want to have a more positive attitude about it and I totally need to crush my last performance there.
Thursday – Barre + 3 miles - Barre + a running clinic at a local Tri Shop - it was really informative!
Friday – rest - so I *kind of* rested. Louis and I had a great "long" (for him) run Friday night - we ran 2.55 miles! We used a run a minute, walk a minute method (which my friend DK loves to do!) and while it was a tough run for him, he did it! I was so proud!
Saturday – Barre + 4-6 miles - Barre + zero miles
Sunday – 4-6 miles - Barre + zero miles
Obviously, it was a little low in mileage (16.1 miles) and huge on barre classes (6). I am still taking it easy mileage wise because I know marathon training will be here before I know it (July). I am taking advantage of this *break* I have for as long as I can, while loading up on barre and getting SO much stronger.
I have been doing Pure Bare for *almost* 2 months and am *really* seeing the results. My legs are SO much stronger and everything seems tighter. I can see my biceps again! I went out for a run last night at a faster pace than I have run in months. I am definitely going to keep at it steadily for the next two months and then try to keep going at least twice a week once training begins again.
I hope it looks a little like this:
Monday - well that has come and gone - I did barre and then ran 4.27 miles in 40 minutes.
My work day ended with something beautiful from a super sweet boyfriend.
Just what I needed to brighten my day after a difficult weekend.
Tuesday - otherwise known as crazy workout day! Barre for lunch, Core and Tabata for dinner followed by 4-5 miles.
Wednesday - Barre
Thursday - 6 miles
Friday - 3-5 miles
Saturday - 4-6 miles
Sunday - rest
More miles less barre this week. I want to get in a solid week of running before a couple of upcoming 5/10ks.
Total Mileage: 21-28
Hopefully I'll hit 500 miles for the year this week...I'm only about 14 miles away!
My running group (Moms Run This Town - MRTT) kicked off a super fun May challenge.
Meet Flat Lil Jojo!
She had all sorts of fun last week, especially helping me shop for new kicks! I realized my Adidas Boost had nearly 500 miles on them! Pretty amazing considering most shoes crap out around 350-400 for me. I went back to the Newton Distance.
So here's to a great week!