It also happens to be my daughter’s 8th birthday, so it’s a special day over here! We celebrated this weekend with a Descendants themed party (that she planned, for the most part) and 9 (!) 7 and 8 year old girls in our house !!
Thankfully, they did great. We planned probably a dozen games and activities that they did in teams which they loved. It’s a great age for teamwork! We wrapped it up with a pinata and ice cream cake (and the holistic health coach sent them home all sugared up but happy.)
Training is moving along. Here’s week 3 for Boston:
Monday : 9 miles with 2 mile w/u, 8 x .5 mile @ fast tempo (6:47) and 1 minute rests between each, then 5 x 30 seconds @ 5:52 pace
This was too cold for anything but the treadmill, but the time flew by with all the varying paces and it was a really fun workout!
Tuesday: 4 easy miles + 20 minute pool run
Wednesday: 10 easy, outside! (9:01 ave) – a few inches of snow on the ground, so I ran this one in my Yaktrax and felt like a kid playing in the snow
Thursday: 45 easy spin
Friday: 15 miles with 3 x 3 @ just faster than MP
I moved this to Friday because of a crazy packed weekend, and the ice sent me to the treadmill. I broke it out like this:
3 mile warm up, 3 x 3 @ 7:18 pace with 1 mile easy between each, 1 mile c/d
Saturday: 6 miles easy (8:29 pace)
It was worth it to get the long run done early. I went from this run to teaching a nutrition workshop all morning, and then rushing home to finish prep for the party. The girls were here for the afternoon and we all crashed hard Saturday night!
rest strength workout + 30 minute pool run The weather was so nice, I was itching to run outside! But I played it smart and did a short gym session instead. I am increasing slowly and don’t want to risk injury, even on the random 50 degree day, but it was hard!
What I’m making this week…
It’s a 7 day cleanse week and I have 20 women joining me. I’ll be increasing the recommended carbs and protein to fuel my workouts but will lay off the ice cream cake. 🙂
- ground turkey butternut squash one pot dish
- roasted chicken thighs with roasted beets, parsnip, carrots and onions
- pesto spaghetti squash + fish
- veggie frittata
And that’s a wrap!
Did you get to run in the 50 degree temps?
Do you enjoy planning and hosting kid birthday parties? I can’t say I look forward to them, but they generally flow better than I think. L had a blast so it’s always worth it!