Week 5 of the year is also Week 2 of 13.1 training. I think it went pretty well. I missed two workouts due to sick kids and lack of time. But it had some high notes. I completed my first long track run of 5 miles. I got over some serious calf tightness…yay for yoga and foam rolling. And I ran my first 7 mile run…on a treadmill no less.
I also tested my first round of nutrition. I gave Honey Stinger Energy Chews a try and I think it was a success. My 7 mile run took about an hour and 20 minutes. At 30 minutes, I slowed the treadmill down to 4mph and took in 5 of the chews and about 5 ounces of water. At 1 hour, I did the same. I felt great the entire run. I knew that nutrition and hydration would be the toughest part of half training, and so far I’ve been right.
Blue has been on my butt about laundry lately. It’s his favorite household chore. As a result, I woke up Saturday with the laundry completely caught up. I try to do a load a day, which keeps me from getting behind.
Our Dyson died. The motor burned out. Thankfully right after I got the house vacuumed. So we are on the hunt for a new vacuum. I think we’ll stick with another Dyson. But if you know me, I have to find a good deal.
Brown and Blue Update:
Brown got 100% on his spelling test this week. He was pretty darn proud. He also grew about 5 inches, which makes sense considering he ate more than his half-marathon-training mama and his half-ironman-training daddy. That’s a lot.
Blue is kicking butt at speech lately. He has mastered K and G. He’s been working on F lately and is really doing well. We’re still struggling with S and S-blends. I’m so anxious about sending him to kindergarten, but he’s finally showing interest in learning his letters. Mama’s late bloomer.
I think that’s enough for now. Not really…I probably have more. But I’m hungry and there’s leftover chili in the fridge calling my name. I finally got wise and made a double batch. I guess that’s part of raising two growing boys who have endurance athletes for parents. We like food and LOTS of it!