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Six Week wrap up on Sunday-Happy Easter

Although in week 5 I hit my top miles for the week at 22 miles of training, this week was my ‘rest’ week and I still was able to accomplish 18 miles of WORK. 

Work, yes I said this dreaded word.  Although I love to run, when you are in training your running schedule becomes something you must hold yourself accountable for each day.  Many days I find myself so darn tired I can’t hold my eyes open at work, and after wrangling kids and their homework and housework you’d think the last thing I’d want to do is go running.  Yet I have a schedule, and a plan that I must stick to each and every day.  Subsequently these runs become a NEED, instead of an option. 

I ran 4 times this week, and walked almost 2 miles as well as an ‘off day’ workout.  My knee was pissed at me all week, so I was thankful for the tapering and took it with a grain of salt.  Today I was on for a 5K race, but seeing that I couldn’t find one I ran the trails with my sister for 5 miles instead.  And although it wasn’t pain free, it was a glorious way to spend Easter.
Love running with my sis!

Yesterday we spent the day at my folk’s house and it was a gorgeous spring day.  The kids had their Easter egg hunt after an amazing dinner cooked by my Mom, and after our long walk we spent the evening talking over a glass of wine and popcorn!  I am so blessed that as I’ve gotten older I have been able to become closer with my parents. 
Peace! LOL
My parents!
Jenna my niece, and my eldest, Jordyn
My Sophia

It wasn’t until later this evening that I have become a touch numb since my husband left just over 2 months ago.  While on facetime he asked why I was quiet/stand-off-ish and I had no idea what he was talking about…but after getting off the phone I realize I’ve become tougher than I needed to be, and can’t shut him or anyone that is close to me out of my life.  I suppose it is human nature, as I need and want to be strong for my girls.  But we have to feel close to those who love us whenever possible. 

Stress can get the best of a person though…and when your bathroom is infested with Wasps because you were a dumb ass and left the window open, and your washing machine doesn’t spin so you have to wash clothes multiple times until they are clean, and you are up late at night getting Easter baskets ready and the house cleaned on a holiday weekend-well yeah-this long ass sentence says it all…you hit a point where all you want to do is crawl into bed and pray the next 2 months pass by quicker than the first two did…

But, I got my miles in this week, and am nursing my knee to get in my 21 miles next week.  I have 4.5 on the schedule tomorrow.  ACK!  Wish me luck!

I hope everyone had a blessed Easter, and that you all have an amazing week. 
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14 thoughts on “Six Week wrap up on Sunday-Happy Easter

  1. Good luck this week, Michelle! I know you can do it. Just focus on one day at a time. It is all we can accomplish in 24 hours. We do not get a preview of what is yet to tackle! xoxo

  2. Good luck and please take care, the knee is a complicated part of our body. I hope you feel better soon.Great pictures of a beautiful family.I have a similare problem. You know, I was in the Coast Guard and I left my wife alone with 2 babies for long periods when I had to follow some courses or to serve on a warship (just got the license to command the patrol-vessels I had to spent some months on a Navy warship to learn more about sailing in open sea).

  3. It was a lovely weekend, wasn't it? I'm sorry this is feeling so hard lately, but you are in the worst part of it. Soon, it'll be May and we'll be counting down days instead of months 🙂

  4. You are so amazing. I am just in awe of how much you do and how you never give up. You rock my socks.Also you and your kiddos are beautiful! Love the pics.

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