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Mayhem Monday: Doing the Vacation Dance.

And we are officially in vacation mode! FINALLY!! We have not had any vacation time together since Christmas. To say some quality family time is overdue is an understatement. I’m actually kind of amazed we made it this long without a break. This week is also hubby’s birthday on the 22nd so we’re excited to celebrate him. He, on the other hand, is excited for the chance to go for a nice family dinner at Five Guys. You only turn 36 once right?

We have a jam-packed week planned, which means that we’re either really ambitious or really stupid. Or maybe both. Naps will be optional, fun will be mandatory and melt-downs will be plentiful. It’s gonna be awesome!

This past week was a bit quieter. I recovered nicely from Spartan (though my legs are still sporting some gnarly bruising that’s quickly making me a celebrity at my gym…likely not for the right reasons though. Case in point: I was recognized at the grocery store because of my bruises!! I’ve apparently arrived folks…don’t crowd me all at once, there’s plenty to go around). I managed one run, though on the treadmill and not outside. It felt good to run. My calves felt decent and I actually felt like I had some (slow) pep in my step. A nice change.

Day 4 of this bad boy.
Day 4 of this bad boy.


Treadmill fun with company not too far away.
Treadmill fun with company not too far away.

Admittedly, I haven’t been at my best the past few weeks. There’s been a lot of stress in my life. Health issues with multiple family members, parenting my energetic and defiant kids, insomnia, studying and general life stuff. Not everything that needs to be discussed here but suffice it to say, there have been days where my only priority has been to inhale and exhale. It’s not all been bad though. Part of the stress is knowing that there is some potentially very exciting stuff on the horizon and preparing for that. The next few months around here are going to be crazy but there are some really cool things that may come about in that time. I’m excited. Even this little part of my world is currently undergoing a make-over. I have no idea when it’ll go live because I’m trying to do it on my own and…well…technology and I don’t play well together. It could take some time but I’m hoping everything will be done before the fall.

So what’s on tap this week?! Aside from endless family fun, I’m hoping to take advantage of an extra parental figure in the house (and possibly the only one mature enough to fully adult around here) to go for a couple of runs. It’s recovery week at the gym so aside from hill training, I have no classes there this week. I’m still debating doing a fall 10K. I’m going to give myself a few more weeks to decide and see how my legs do with increased mileage. I’d rather pay a bit more an do the race than pay less but then not be well enough to do it.

Have a great week everyone!

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Polar M400: A Runner’s Dream Watch

Disclosure: I am a Polar Ambassador and as such, was provided with the M400 as part of my ongoing ambassador role and training at no cost to me. All opinions are my own. Let’s talk watches. There are no shortage of them out there. Between all the activity trackers, sport watches, heart rate watches, gps… Continue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Sleigh Bells Ring, are you Listening?

Last MM for 2014! Whoa! I have a different post lined up for next week. Getting myself all vulnerable and laying some stuff out there. I had a mini epiphany smack dab on my birthday that I couldn’t write in my journal fast enough. I’ll talk about it a bit next Monday as it kind… Continue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Slowing down and Speeding up

We are just under 3 weeks until Christmas and I totally thought I was on the ball with everything but as it turns out….I will still have to brave the mall to pick up a couple more things (totally forgot teacher gifts for my oldest to give next week, ack!!) Thankfully, the spirit of giving… Continue Reading

From zero to running in 8 weeks

The day has finally come! The day I’ve been waiting nearly 8 long weeks for. I. Ran. I’ve been ready to test my legs out for a couple of weeks now. Last week would have been an ok time to start because I was past the so-called waiting period after my c-section where I could… Continue Reading

#Ad: Movin’ and Groovin’ with my Polar Loop

Disclaimer: I was provided with a Polar Loop and H7 heart rate monitor by Polar Canada to review at no cost to me. All opinions are my own. I’ve been oogling Polar for a long time. After my tendonitis injury last year in the summer, I licked my wounds with some retail therapy, purchasing a… Continue Reading