Happy Mother’s day to all the moms! And a special hug to any women who are yearning to be a mom and are not yet there. I remember how hard this day was when I was in your place.
Yesterday, my 7 year old pulled off a Mother’s Day tea with the help of my husband, and sent invitations, created the menu, set the table and she and a few friends served the moms tea, fruit salad and cookies. Plus dark chocolate, at my request!
I admit, I wasn’t thrilled when she came up with the idea as Mother’s day is supposed to be about less work for the moms… but they did it without my help and it was a sweet morning, and really nice to have an hour or two to sit and catch up with friends.
Training picked up this week, with the shift now to a 5k in mid-June and possibly a one mile race as well. Here’s the rundown:
Monday: 6 easy (9:00 ave) + Barre class
Tuesday: 50 minutes easy cycling
Wednesday: Interval run (2 mile warm up, 8 x 200m with 200m recovery, 1/2 mile jog and repeat, 2 mile cool down)
My warm up paces were 9:00, 7:56, then I kept the 200s between 5:40 and 5:55 pace. I had to rush back so my cool down mile was 7:20, but then I did a proper cool down with the stroller after dropping my older daughter off at school, 2 more miles at 9:40 ave for 10 total. I haven’t done 200s in a long time, and this was a really fun workout!
Thursday: 7 easy (8:30 ave) + boot camp … in retrospect, boot camp took this from easy day to moderately challenging day so I was ready for my rest day Friday!
Saturday: 10 miles total with 10 x 1 minute on, one minute off at 6:00 pace (recovery at 9:45 pace) total average 8:06 for the miles… this was a treadmill run, with 100% rain all day long but I added some short hills in the first half, and the fartlek in the second half made the run fly by.
More recovery miles this morning.
Sunday: I believe we’re getting sushi tonight?
Monday: Roast tofu + bulghur burgers (I love this bulghur recipe from Moosewood- it’s an interesting combo of tahini, tomato, garlic, soy sauce, mustard and scallion… sounds odd, but it’s so good!)
And let’s be honest, probably eggs or Applegate hot dogs for the girls who won’t eat it
Tuesday: Salmon, baked potatoes and green salad
Wednesday: Spiced Chickpeas with spinach and eggs (from Meals on the Run)
Thursday: Leftovers, just me and the girls
Friday: Hoping it’s nice enough to grill grass fed burgers and veggies!
Saturday: Out or quick throw together meals
Did I mention my husband has been making sauerkraut? Lunches lately have been some sort of wrap with sauerkraut, hummus, turkey or tempeh, feta cheese and greens… amazingly delicious!
Do you have any Mother’s Day plans?
Are you a sauerkraut fan? I find people either love it or hate it!