Unexpected Rest Days

I had mentioned I was feeling under the weather and I truly felt that I was on the mend but….

I’m not. I still feel icky 😦

Today is day 5 of no running and I can’t remember taking this long of break.

And I’m getting a little antsy.

But I know that rest is necessary for recovery, not just from running injuries but from other illnesses too. My head hurts, my eyes burn, my nose is stuffed and runny, my throat aches, my body aches….it’s just not a good situation. And I have two kids I run around after all day lol.

I have my 27k trail race on Saturday and the likeliness of me running before then isn’t good. My husband often travels for work and when he does–like this week–I take my kids to the gym daycare where I usually cross train. If I have to, I will get on the ‘mill but most times I’m on the elliptical or bike. I think this is what I might do the next few days.

— How do you handle unexpected rest days? Days when you had running on the schedule and life threw you a curve ball?

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Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!

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Friday Five: Summer Edition {Link up!}

I’m so excited as this is the first link up with the wonderful ladies of the DC Trifecta– Cynthia, Mar, and Courtney!!

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If you haven’t checked out these ladies, you should! Each Friday these three host a link up with a different theme–all fun, all awesome. Why I’ve waited til now to join? No idea.

This Friday’s theme is:

5 Things I Will Do This Summer

Here goes!

(in no particular order)

1. Marine Corps Marathon Training Starts!!

Marine Corps Marathon here I come!!!

Marine Corps Marathon here I come!!!

Yes, I’m actually really excited about this. I’m a schedule girl and love having something on the radar to look forward to. I’ve also recently started reading this

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and will decide if it’s something I’ll want to try for this marathon. Have you read it? What are you thoughts?

2. No Soda!!

As you might already know, I started a 100 Days of Summer Challenge with my challenge being no soda.

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Day 6 and I’m going strong. I’ve been tested a few times, like when I refilled my mom’s soda at Chipotle, but so far I’ve passed 🙂

Left: My water cup Right: Mom's soda

Left: My water cup Right: Mom’s soda

3. Lesson Plan.

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’ll be headed back to work. I start early August and I’m really looking forward to it. Like I’ve said numerous times, I’m a planner and last summer after having my son in July, I took a year leave of absence to stay at home with the option to return if I wanted to the following year.

I’m so glad I left myself the option.

I’ve loved being home with my kids and am grateful I was able to have that opportunity. But I also want to see what being a working mom is like. I plan on working this upcoming school year and then deciding what my maybe more permanent place in life is as far as work is concerned. Luckily with teaching, I can go back when I can/want to.

4. Party Time!

OMG, my son turns one in July! I can’t believe how time flies. I remember people telling me that once I have kids, to really cherish the moments because they grow up so fast. I used to secretly roll my eyes but it. is. truth.

We’re having a birthday party for him beach themed and I can’t wait!!

He's got his swim suit ready!

He’s got his swim suit ready!

5. Gym Visits

With our crazy Arizona heat, I’ll be making more gym visits to the treadmill. That means taking my kids to the gym daycare. We’ve done it a few times and they’ve been okay but only lasted about 30 minutes. Last week I took my daughter and she actually lasted more time! I’m hoping with more consistency they’ll get used to it and let mommy get in a good workout 🙂

Post gym smiles!

Post gym smiles!

–What are some of YOUR summer plans??

Today is the last day of the Bondi Band giveaway!! A winner will be announced tomorrow morning. Click here to enter!