Oh my word. ya’ll, I can’t even put into a coherent sentence how wild this week has been. It has been the longest and shortest week of my life. Longest, because, well, it’s been one of those weeks. Shortest because there is so much to be one in the coming weeks that I shed a tear for ever ay that ticks off on the calendar.
Out of nothing more than necessity, blogging has had to take a back seat to life, but that has left me missing posting about the things I love to post about i.e. running and eating. I am excite to at least check in with today’s Five Things Friday, so let’s get to it shall we?
First 8. Days.
That’s it. Eric and I leave for Peru in 8 days! I am excited and just hope that we have all of the pieces in place we need! Is it weird that the biggest reservation I have is that we will be taking our vacation so early in the year? Yes, I know it is ;) Our whole lives we have followed the school schedule an taken our big vacation later in the Summer. It has been the perfect way to split up the year between the holidays and well… Summer vacation!
Anyways. We are going to Peru… and the Amazon… and Machu Picchu… in 8 dayssssss!!!!! Can you tell I’m a little excited ;)
Second, A renewed Appreciation
There are those things in your life that have always been there. These things you can think back to and remember as a 7 year old, sharing them with your family, laughing and crying. Those things you love but from time to time can lose your full appreciation for.
One of those things in my life is America’s Funniest Home Videos. Yep, AFV, you heard that right. Almost as far back as I can remember, I have the memories of eating ice cream with my family and watching the Crocodile Hunter and AFV on Sunday nights with my family. For a girl like me who can’t watch tv without doing at least one other thing (hello blogging), AFV is the exception.
Monday evening, my family came over for dinner to lie around on the floor, eat froyo, and watch my all time favorite show. I am sorry, but kids falling asleep on the toilet will never not be absolutely hilarious!
Third Little Miss Maddy
She has a name! Last week, I shared that we, and by we, I actually mean my parents, got an English Setter puppy! Naming her was an exercise in testing how much my family really loves each other. For four day, we debated, argued, and attempted to persuade one another on various names from Piper to Sunny before finally landing on Maddy. I think it’s a great name for the energetic little one!
We quickly learned that mornings are her witching hour. Saturday morning, I ran from my apartment to my parents. As I made breakfast in the kitchen, the only thing I could hear was my sister trying desperately to teach Maddy that jumping on the couch is not a game. As I rounded the corner, I saw a white blur of a body, sprint across the floor, and hurl itself at the couch (seriously, she could have give Olympian pole vaulters a run for their money) only to hit the edge of the couch and flail on the floor. Don’t worry, she was far from hurt! Mom, Dad, you’ve got your hands full!
Fourth, Links I loved
Excuse #3- “I Can’t Run. I Have No Motivation”
How I went from an elliptical zombie to a marathon runner
Ranking the country’s 15 best fast food desserts – Thrillist
False, we all know the M&M McFlurry should be #1…
NYRR’s CEO Highlighted Women, Elites
Dogs and kids are smarter than adults
Yup! My next “real” post will absolutely be on Summer running i.e. my arch nemesis
Finally, The Week In Fitness
Let’s just go ahead and lay it out there… this week’s workout… fail.
Wednesday: 5 miles easy @ 8:13 average pace, arms
Tuesday: 7 hilly miles @ 7:35 average pace, total boy toning
Monday: 7 miles total, 2 @ 8:19, 6 sets of 3 minutes @ 7:18, 2 minutes @ 8:19 Off
Sunday: 45 minutes elliptical, 15 minutes stair climber
The weather was icky and I was on a strict schedule, so I did something crazy and cardio cross trained for the first time in months! It fels so, so, good to sweat it out in a different way!
Saturday: 5 miles easy, total body toning
How were your workouts this week?
Favorite fast food dessert?
Tell me about your fabulous workouts this week so I can live vicariously :)