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Full blown summer…

Favorite summer treat, Sweet Caroline’s snowballs!

This week was our first week of summer break, a big build up week for running , and our first week of heat.  I quickly realized that even though I still have to work, not having a set time to get Jasper to school by does make the mornings a little more relaxed.   It’s not much, but an extra 10-15 minutes to run or have a cup of coffee feels fantastic.  I don’t think I realized how scheduled everything is during the school year.  We tried keeping Jasp home all day with me on my off day, Wednesday.  He did that before kindergarten, but we always had therapy appointments that ate up the day.   Over the school year I got very used to going to the gym and running errands all day and getting a ton done.  I told him we had to do a few errands and chores in the morning.  This week worked pretty well.  He went to the gym with me and we met up with a friend with boys his age, so he had playmates in gym childcare.   Then off to Costco where the trip only cost me a set of $10 early reader books.  If he runs errands with me it end up costing me something everytime….. Hard to argue with books though…..

So it was a big running week.   I was pretty excited that things are picking up.  I had a moderately tough track day, a marathon pace tempo run and then hills.  I also started a weight class with a gym buddy.   The gym run group was full of nice folks, but their shorter runs just weren’t helpful to marathon training so I gave it up.  A couple girls from the group got me to go to a weight class (similar to body pump) and I love it!  Every muscle group gets worked and I was sore after!  It meant giving up my yoga day and doing it another day (with not as good of a teacher), but I thought the weight class was that good.  No way could I replicate that workout on my own.  Plus I have weight lifting buddies….how cool is that?

The runs were tough as I mentioned but I am really starting to feel an extra gear kick in.  I’m doing more during the week and less on the weekend (very Hanson’s plan-ish).  I was happy with my times this week and that is pretty much never the case!  Next weekend we finally bump up the long run and I cannot wait.  

Summer is also in full swing.  Jasper had two days this week where he swam for 3 hours.  He also gets swimming at daycare and lots of outside time….this is all great but he’s been falling asleep at 7:30 and up at 4:30.   We can seem to break the  cycle because he’s playing so hard all day and tired from getting up at 4:30.   Can’t say I don’t mind the evening time but was irked this morning when he was up at 4:45 I was didn’t need to get up until 6:00, which is my sleeping in.   Sigh…..

And yes, snowballs!   It’s finally hot enough.  It has to be really hot for me to get a massive cup of ice but we are there!

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