This was a long weekend for us Ontarians and it couldn’t have come at a bigger time for me. I’ve been feeling really burnt out so the extra day off was just what I needed to get a little more organized and a little extra rest. Sunday morning I was in bed until almost 9:30!!! Amazing! I spent the day organizing our storage room and unpacking the last of my boxes, yes it’s been a year. But I am finally done. It feels great every time I walk through the upstairs hallway and don’t see the boxes all piled up and full of junk. We had J’s family over for dinner yesterday as a belated birthday for his Mom. It was really nice to all get together. And we got to see our little niece. J made pretty much all of dinner and it was incredible. He made roasted pork loin, broccoli and a bacon bomb. What is a bacon bomb you ask? Well it’s a little slice of heaven.
Basically it’s like scalloped potato’s completely wrapped in bacon served like a pie. It was a really big hit. His sister was in charge of dessert and despite having a cranky one month old at home made this amazing cake.
This morning we got up and C and I headed over to CrossFit where they were having a Family workout. It was a fundraiser and we had a blast. We were definitely pretty pumped to get our sweat on.
The wod was something everyone could do at every age. C told me a couple times her legs hurt. She was really working hard! Here’s what we did.
1 min push press with dumb bells
1 min squats
1 min sit ups
1 min box jumps
At the beginning of every minute we did 3 burpees for kids and 5 burpees for adults. There was a minute rest between each round. It was a ton of fun and I think it was great to involve the kids and get them moving. I really hope we it more often.
After we got home and had lunch J took C tobogganing at the farm and I headed into town for a run. I have a race at the end of March that I have definitely not trained enough for. So I decided to do my 3km loop- twice. Man it sucked. The sidewalks were not as clear as I had hoped and they were bumpy and hard to run on. It was killer on my IT band and after the first loop it burned and I really wanted to stop. I had stopped to walk a bit over a rough patch and I was texting my friend Laura. She gave me a hashtag pep talk and it was just what I needed to kick my butt and keep me going.
The other thing that got me through was my music. I had made a new playlist before I went and was belting out the tunes while running on the path. I am sure people thought I was crazy but you have to do what you have to do. Eminem really was my favourite. The song 25 to Life has always been one of my running favourites. I was rapping up a storm out there.
I got home and foam rolled and enjoyed a nice hot tea and a hot shower. We had a healthy dinner and I did some meal prep. I have a new recipe to share with you but that’s going to wait until tomorrow because this blog post already has a ton of photos in it. Now I am off to foam roll again and ice my IT band. You gotta do what you gotta do right?
Hope everyone else had a great weekend and a great long weekend to all you fellow Ontarians.
What did you do with your extra day this weekend?
How do you get through a tough run? Any pointers?