Saturday, January 26, 2008

Week in Review

I think I'd give it a B+

All weekday workouts completed per plan. I only ran a total of 8 miles over three days, but that's better than the 2.4 miles last week, and wayyy better than the 0 miles the week before (and before and before and before). I went with a 4:2 run/walk for the sake of trying to remain injury free. I would like to run 4-5 miles one day this weekend and take the other day off. I have errands to do today and I didn't run in the morning, so it is looking like tomorrow will be my run day.

Next week's game plan will be the same, with some added focus on increasing the distance of those short runs.

I ended up not going to the DMV to take my test for the permit. I was on my way there and decided that I really should study a little bit more, so I turned around and came home. I then proceeded to fill my day with things other than studying. Now I'm aiming for some time next week.

On a completely unrelated topic. As my kids (ages 16 and 14) get older, I'm finding myself feeling less and less needed. I don't like it one bit. I'm not looking forward to them get old enough to leave the house, which could potentially be a just a few years for the older one. Is it just me?

20 comments:

  1. I like R4/W2. It just seems like such a peaceful fun pace to run at. Today, I'm going for an 8 miler. I'm hoping to run the whole thing. Wish me luck :-)

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  2. I'll let you know on the kids thing in a bit. Right now I'm at the stage where I DON'T want to be needed so much LOL

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  3. I was a little sad to move Cutie out of the bassinet in our room last month. Yeah, I'm not looking forward to any of them being old enough to move out.

    Nice job this week!

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  4. It will comfort you later to remember that you cherished the days.

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  5. Great workouts!
    I can honestly tell you that you might be heading towards some rocky times as your kids try to become independent. On a happier note...my "independence" lasted about 4 years and my Momma and I have been best friends since!
    Take Care

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  6. GREAT JOB with getting back into the swing of working out. I think I found the event site for my very first sprint tri....It's the women's TIMEX at Eton College outside of London on July 13th. We shall see but I'm getting excited and really scared too.

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  7. As the mother of twin girls who are a mere 2 and a half years younger than their brother, I burned out quickly on being needed quite so much. I always welcomed every little step toward their independence. I miss them now that they are grown and gone, but I get to see them a lot... and besides, I know they still need me!

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  8. B+ is a great start! You're getting back out there, and I think you are being very smart with your run/walk plan to remain injury free.

    I do understand how you feel getting closer to the "empty nest." Our kids are just a year older than yours. Honestly, it depends on the day as to how I'm feeling about it. Some days I think I will be so sad when they leave home, and other times I think of all the things Jeff and I will be able to do without worrying about their schedules.

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  9. Great job on your week! I don't know, having a 4, 7 and 10 year old sure make those empty nest days sound glorious. ;>) I know what you are saying though.

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  10. I'd call all workouts as scheduled closer to an A!

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  11. Nice job on the workout schedule. I enjoy a good run/walk myself. I hope you were able to fit in the 4-5 miler.

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  12. Great stuff Lisa - looks like you're getting back into the swing of it! :o) Your MoJo is back! :o)

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  13. As long as you get out there..It's always an "A" in my book..

    I know the feeling. my kid is still very young and letting go a little bit does get hard, even now.

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  14. No its not you! My youngest is almost 21 and wants to move out and get his own place. Naturally it has me all sad. I don't blame him, and lots of times I'm ready to help him pack, but when the reality sets in, a sadness comes over you. Another phase of your life is ending. But then I remind myself of all the things I CAN do now too. It just takes time getting used to the idea and that empty feeling it leaves you with.

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  15. My mom now love the fact that we're not in the house anymore. I think it took her a little while, but not she loves it.

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  16. I should try run/walking too given my knee issues.

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  17. I agree w/ your grade("B+"). Good idea to study for more for the permit test. Looks like you're getting the empty nest syndrome EVEN before your kids leave home! Though I don't have kids,I know they will always need you. Obviously not in the same capacity when they were little but they always will.

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  18. B+ if you must. I give you an A. :D

    I know what you mean about the kids. I lament having to do absolutely everything but I also love to still pull them on my lap and give them a squeeze and kisses. The older one is starting to be too big for me to haul up on my lap. It made me really sad. He says, "I'm still your baby, mom. I'll always be your sweetheart." I hope I can help him remember that when he is 10, and beyond. :D

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  19. Lisa - thanks for the encouragement. I'd love to hear about your strength training. I don't know where to start, besides Pilates....and a few arm weights...I'd love to have a plan! What do you do?

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