I don’t know about you but these last few weeks of school have been tough! The schedule is absolutely packed with events and things to do. I love it, sure, but I am wiped out!
- Cardio: 3.32 miles, walking
Happy Mother’s Day!
We planned for a mostly low-key day. I went for a walk, while the boys picked up donuts from my favorite place.
We got sushi for lunch, after I took A shopping for a rain and puffy jacket for Philmont. And then we headed out to the Hot Air Balloon Festival! This is the third time I’ve tried to go, and weather has always canceled the event. This time, all systems were a go!
Cardio: 6.1 miles, running + 2.39 miles, walking
We got home super late, and getting up was the last thing I wanted to do. But I did.
From there, it was a big catch up day. When you play all weekend, work needs to get done.
- Cardio: 1.95 miles, walking
My only excuse for the low miles is that we had A’s letter ceremony at 7:45 AM. So I did what I could.
Our school operates under a “One <mascot>” model, so while Athletics have a letter program, so do Academics and Arts. Each department has its own list of criteria, and A was one of a few freshman to earn a letter (for the Arts). It was a lovely ceremony, and we were so proud of him and his schoolmates.
He went on about his school day and we went to celebrate by trying the new Pokémoto restaurant in town. We got to customize Hawaiian style poke bowls and boba teas, and it was fabulous.
- Cardio: 5.59 miles running + 2 miles, walking
Midweek! It started with a run.
And it ended with wrangling both pugs to the vet. They need checkups, shots, and heart worm. They will have their revenge soon.
- Cardio: 2.03 miles, running + 4.36 miles, walking
- Strength: Arms + Core, 30 minutes
I had a brilliant plan to run today as well, to clear up my schedule for a hectic Friday, but everything felt awful and I bailed.
- Cardio: 3.08 miles, walking
I slept in a little and went for a very chill walk. I had my physical at 10AM and had to go fasted.
Usually, I have about a teaspoon of peanut butter before I leave the house for exercise, so skipping food shouldn’t have mattered that much. But it did, and by the time I showed up at the office, I was hangry.
The appointment was ok. I was really glad to see my blood pressure dropped from 120/80 to 104/70 (my BP is normally low, but I’ve been living in a state of absolute chaos and trauma so it’s been reading higher). The doctor did a breast exam and pap, a blood draw, and referred me for a mammogram and colonoscopy. We also agreed that it was time for me to start managing my anxiety, and prescribed something for that. Of course, in the next breath, she said it was perhaps possible she might have felt something (but maybe not) on my thyroid, so… yeah. I guess the blood results will tell. Everything else was fine.
But great news was right behind it (these ups and downs can’t be good for anyone!): after four auditions, A was declared one of the main soloists for the new marching performance! Whoo hoo!
- Cardio: 3.64 miles, walking
Let’s get this weekend started! I got up early so I could walk before taking A to work. I had to join him – his employer is a client and I needed some content.
I got home, popped into a skater dress and flannel and then we headed to the nearby outdoor festival venue for As If: The 90s Fest. In its 3rd year, this is a 90s centric day of music, with local bands, tribute bands, and headliners (this year it was Spin Doctors and Vanilla Ice). We wanted to watch the Green Day tribute band, No Doubt tribute band and Nirvana tribute band, so we didn’t make it to the night show, but that’s ok. it was a fun day!
Thoughts + Goals
As promised, I had some strength this week! Yay!
I have another busy week coming up. A has four, abbreviated days of school. There’s a final on Monday, but after that, he’s done with his freshman year. It was a good one. I definitely have a few days of really sitting down and powering through some work, and then filling in the rest with meetings, volunteer events, and parties! After all, it’s graduation week, and we have some incredible people to celebrate.
Are you navigating a hectic time of year? Any favorite 90s bands?