Wednesday musings and post-Easter routines

Well, there was a bit of a hiatus on my end and you know what? It was nice to take an unscheduled break. Truthfully, I didn’t have any time or anything much to write about over the past few days. I was mostly just enjoying time with my family and getting back into the post-Spring break routine. I actually enjoyed not having to get the kids ready and out the door for preschool drop-off for the last week. It was nice to have some lazy mornings and just take our time getting ourselves going. Remind me of that in June when I’m ripping my hair out in chunks from having all my kids home with me all the time…

So how was everyone’s Easter???? Ours was actually about as low-key as it gets. No big dinners. No stress. Just a good time of quiet reflection of Christ’s gift to us. I think it was exactly what was needed, even if it came about in a backwards kind of way. My father-in-law celebrated his 60th birthday on Monday and so we all gathered together at this restaurant in one of my favorite provincial parks to celebrate him. I’ve never been there before but oh my stars was the food ever good!! The kids loved it and behaved, and it was just an all-around nice time. After that, I headed out for 7 miles, my longest run since my injury, over a year and a half ago. I kept it at heart rate for my training and it felt good. My times are getting better and I feel pretty good out there. A bit achy but I’m not struggling. It’s nice. I also credit the training I’m doing at Fukumoto with helping my running as well.

Chilly 7 mile run. Felt good to feel the sunshine on my face!
Chilly 7 mile run. Felt good to feel the sunshine on my face!
There was no stopping this meal from being devoured in animalistic fashion after that run!
There was no stopping this meal from being devoured in animalistic fashion after that run!

I think I have one more 7 mile run on my training schedule before my relay in just under a month (yay!!!). I’m also toying with running a fall half marathon. I’m pretty sure I’m going to pull the trigger as soon as I can beg, plead and bully convince my hubby that training through the summer won’t be a big deal. I know the race I’m looking to do and it’s easily the best local race we have. We’ll see. I’m love for him to run it as well. Am I strange in that I think running races together is good family fun? I thought so…

This week, I haven’t made any definite plans. Like I said, we’re getting back into routine and it’s been nice to take it easy and relax a bit.

Happy Hump day 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.

15 Responses to Wednesday musings and post-Easter routines

  1. I’m Jewish and my boyfriend is Christian, so I was fortunate enough to get to celebrate both Passover and Easter last weekend. I had a nice big dinner with my family and that a small intimate dinner with his family. It was so nice. Also, totally do the half marathon!

  2. Relaxed holidays are the BEST holidays. I hate the stress that comes with fancy holiday dinners, etc. Sometimes little blogging breaks are exactly what we need! :)

  3. Having some time to just take it easy for a bit is definitely nice. <3! Good luck on your relay, and on convincing your husband that training through the summer won't be so bad! ;P

  4. I wish my family would run with me, but I can only get them to walk 5Ks. Of course, my husband would love for me to bike with him and I refuse to do that, so I guess I can’t complain too much.

    Sounds like you had a lovely Easter. We gathered with Beer Geek’s family and that was nice and fairly low key.

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