It’s Friday night and I am about to party hard, and by ‘party hard’ I mean I am going to go take my multi-vitamin, brush my teeth, and then watch 20 minutes of Netflix before I hit the sack. But first, before things get too crazy, I am writing another Fitness Friday post because I want to be a committed blogger.
What’s new: Nothing. I am tempted to say that I am stuck in relaxation mode after my 40-day running challenge, but “stuck” isn’t the right word. I am enjoying some time off from vigorous exercise. I am going to get back to it, but for now I am having fun squeezing in moderate exercise on top of my regular day to day routine.
Changes to my routine: I went outside. Seriously though, if it were 80 degrees all day every day I would be happy. This week, the beginning of spring happened, and temperatures reached 40 degrees in my neck of the woods. You better believe I was outdoors pretending like it was only a matter of seconds before a patch of crocuses bloomed and a robin landed on my head. Throw in some skipping and humidity, and now you have a pretty good idea of how I envision spring in my daydreams---just me, with a robin on my head, dancing in a patch of crocuses.
Running: 3.25 total miles
Longest Run: 2.25 miles
Shortest Run: 1 mile
Craziest Run: I guess the craziest run was that time that I meant to run 2 miles, but didn’t realize I was actually a quarter of a mile farther from my house than I had anticipated.
Strangest Physical Activity Performed: Dancing. I am not a public dancer, but when I am in the comfort of my own home, I can really bust a move. I don’t mean to brag, but I have skillZ. SkillZ with a capital “Z” at the end. This week I have been cranking the Pandora Easter Egg Hunt playlist. This list can be found categorized under the genre “Easter Egg Hunt”. To me, this is a very strange genre, but if this is what the kids are listening to in anticipation of the Easter Bunny, I need to get to a modern day Easter egg hunt, stat!
Most challenging physical activity performed with a 2-year-old: Picking up sticks. We have had a windy couple of weeks and my yard is covered in sticks, branches, and some wood that I would probably classify as logs. My daughter and I went outside to pick up a “little bit” (according to her) and every time I tried to transition to a new task she would say “No way! Get to work!”. “No way” has become her favorite new phrase, and I have no idea where the “get to work” came from, but talking 2 year olds are the best. Also, picking up sticks is hard work!
Weirdest Food: One of my (former?) favorite local restaurants is a vegan café. They quit making my favorite dish recently (a burrito bowl) and replaced it with barbecue chicken nachos. I tried the new dish which had cashew nacho cheese and buffalo soy curls, and it was weird.
Fitness highlight of the week: Walking outside. It’s spring!!!
Goals for next week: Exercise more consistently and find a regular physical activity that my daughter and I can enjoy together.
Questions: What was your fitness highlight this week?