Sunday, June 21, 2015

Weekend Update: Seven miles, tons of smiles.

An extremely busy week capped itself off with a nice, relaxing weekend. We saw a lot of sun, spent a lot of time together as a family and generally just got stuff done (sort of). I started my Saturday with a seven mile run.

I've been following an adapted version of the half marathon training plans in Train Like a Mother. When I trained for my last half marathon, I got bored with going out and focusing on the addition of miles. I wasn't bored with running, so I knew this meant that I needed to change my approach. Thinking about things like "tempo" and "intervals" and "race pace" have be newly inspired. 

Here's what the Garmin said after Saturday's run:

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I don't ever expect to be a flash of lightening in running shoes, but I'm feeling faster and generally just stronger when I run. 


After Saturday's seven miles, I hung out at a coffee shop for an hour to get some freelance work done. And then I took a yoga class.

I don't get to take the yoga classes at my gym very often because they're usually during the classes that I teach and/or at the times that I have personal training clients. But this weekend, I needed to observe a potential new instructor and the class was absolutely everything I needed after a long run.

Verdict: Hired.

By the time I got home, the house was in full-swing, toys-everywhere mode and it was off to the parenting races. We put on our bathing suits and headed to one of our favorite spots in town:

We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful town. Sure, we have the beach. But this fountain, all the cute little shops. Definitely spoiled.

And speaking of "spoiled," Hannah and I got up early to hit the store for donuts this morning. Because #fathersday, and daddy loves his donut with sprinkles. Seriously, my kids have an awesome father. We spent a lot of time today just hanging out as a family. The kids played in the backyard while Jason and I took turns running after them. Yep, still keep the kids off the blog...which is probably a good thing, because otherwise, it'd be a continuous roll of cute that has nothing to do with getting your daily dose of fitness.

Kind of like this:

Fresh margarita while sunbathing, followed closely by food on the grill, homemade ice cream and more playtime with the kids.

And now, here I sit. Getting ready for tomorrow. 
Another training run scheduled for the morning.

Another Monday. 
Another week.

Question: What's the one thing you love the most about your town? Something you couldn't live without if you ever had to move?

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