Mayhem Monday: Can you hear me now?

Welcome to December! Hard to believe 2014 will soon be a reflection in our memories! I am already excited for what 2015 has in store for me. But let’s not jump ahead too quickly.

Last week saw us all fighting a losing battle against head colds. I seem to have gotten off fairly easy with just a case of laryngitis that I’m hoping will resolve soon. I wasn’t surprised that I got a bug, after all, both boys have been fighting bad coughs and runny noses all week. And since they see the need to wipe their hands, mouths, noses on ev-er-y-thing (gag), it was only a matter of time before I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the disinfecting. I was more shocked at how quickly it hit. I was literally at a birthday party chatting one second, cleared my throat and suddenly could barely speak. Egad. When you have a mother with no voice and two kids with plugged ears, the scene in our home these days is epic to say the least.

No voice and listening to the boys argue. Oh for the ability to yell...
No voice and listening to the boys argue. Oh for the ability to yell…

Given that I was a bit sluggish last week, I opted for no MAF run on Wednesday (I was ridiculously tired, first sign that something was going on) and Friday (sheer lazy…not gonna lie. But impending illness is a pretty awesome scape goat too…). I still did my two workouts at the warehouse (and felt AH-mazing after) and had a massive beatdown massage to work some of the kinks out of my legs and strip junk off my popliteal tendon to keep it happy. I can’t believe I pay good money to feel that kind of pain. Don’t worry, I consoled myself the only way I know how:

Mini donuts and a box of cheap wine. Yes!
Mini donuts and a box of cheap wine. Yes!

This week, assuming I feel a bit more zippy, will be 3 MAF runs (I go as far as I can in 50-55 min while keeping my heart rate at or below my target range of 130-140 BPM for those who have asked me about it. As I approach my first race next May, I’ll start training for distance at MAF and pray daily that I’ve progressed enough to not be stuck “running” a 16-17 min/mile forever). I’ll also have week 3 of my training phase at the warehouse, which I will update you on, on Friday.

Stay tuned, tomorrow is body after baby time again. 12 week update and it’s a humdinger! And yes, I’m officially 100 because I used the word humdinger. Senior citizens everywhere are applauding me.

Have a great week everyone!!

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Stephanie is a Canadian Mom of 3, Runner, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Christ-follower and all around reeker of awesomeness. When she's not chasing after her kids, you can find her dreaming big dreams and bringing them to life.

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