Happy September and hope you had a fabulous Labor Day Weekend!
I had every intention of getting a post up at some point over the weekend. I even got up at 5:15 Sunday morning to attempt it. But, well, this happened.
Someone saw Mommy trying to work on the computer and all of a sudden “needed” some new games to play on the LeapFrog.
And then someone else wanted to join to early morning party.
I played the good mommy card and traded in my blogging time for a little LeapFrog app time.
Let’s see. Workouts.
Friday was a rest day. It was marvelous.
Saturday I taught boot camp and went for an impromptu slow 5 mile run afterwards.
Sunday was a long 14 mile run. After our early morning together I got quite the send off.
And then on my run I had quite the view.
I also realized I never go fast on long runs. I know it’s mental and I probably can and should go faster, but unless I’m racing, when I’m going longer than 10 miles I don’t pay any attention to my pace and go super slow.
Monday I taught a 45 minute spin class and then hopped on the treadmill for 6 miles. I was really not looking forward to the 6 miles, but when I get that nightly reminder from my training plan it hold me accountable.
The treadmill was not my friend, but old episodes of Friends were.
Some random dinner experiments over the past few days. We made the Fiery Buffalo Burgers from the Practical Paleo cookbook.
They look like this in the book.
Ours went down like this- his and hers.
They were pretty good.
and then going for more of a jicama nachos type thing.
Sprinkled some of that Trader Joe’s veggie mix we found the other day on there for fun and kicks too.
We had a quick little getaway to LA to what was supposed to be one of my dear friend’s engagement party.
instead it was a surprise.
How cool is that? Pretty brilliant if you ask me. I don’t know how they pulled it off, but no one knew.
It was an amazing time with some of our closest college friends. Obviously I’m not cool enough to have taken any good pictures of the beautiful bride or one with all my college roommates together to put on here. Oopsies. Oh well, if they’re smart they don’t read the blog anyway.
Here’s STUFT Daddy all dressed up nice though.
Aren’t weddings so much fun?
Working on some pretty serious September goals over here.
One of them being more on a schedule and daily routine. I’m going to schedule my “office hours” ahead of time so when I’m not doing work I’m in the moment as much as possible.
I also really need to be better about properly warming up before running and stretching afterwards. It takes so much more time, but I really need to make it a priority.
And I’m focusing on making some good family dinners. Not crazy ones, but ones that are healthy and that all of us can eat together.
Oh, and I got this pretty cool article in an email from Jillian Michaels (not sure how I got on the list, but I get daily emails from her), but thought I’d pass it along.
Some good info on changing bad habits. Dang, some are so hard to give up though aren’t they?
Have a good one!
What did you do this weekend?
Have you ever been to a surprise wedding?
Any September goals?