45 min PM Surfer's Paradise + Cowabunga workouts, 3 rounds each
60 min run, 5 miles
35 min run, 3 miles
This week, we're starting to tally up our miles until the first day of summer. As of this morning, I am at 22.5 miles for #100bySummer. My workouts are pretty much on-pace with the #BikiniSeries schedule for the week. Links to all workouts can be found in this post. Oh, and I reached a number on the scale this week that I haven't seen in a very long time, thanks to this Bikini Series. The numbers crept up a little over the weekend, but the downward trend seems to be sticking. I just really want to get into the "healthy weight" zone. Right now, I just fall into the "overweight" category, but I'm so close that I can taste it.
Holy sore-ness! I've got a lower back and shoulder thing going on this week that are pestering me, but not restricting my workouts in any way. I won't do any moves that will worsen my aches, but I can still run and do pretty much everything. I just look like a 90-year-old lady when I try to bend at the waist and get up from my chair. I'm a tummy sleeper, so I've been sleeping with a pillow under my pelvis and that really helps take the pressure off my lower back. I may or may not be secretly using Ben-Gay. I'm not! I kid...
Our weekend was spent almost entirely outside due to the amazing weather we're having in Wisconsin finally! I did some yard work, studied for my NASM exam in a lawn chair, took a 5k run around the neighborhood, accidentally crashed a cookout, went on a 'coon hunt in the middle of the city, picked up veggie plants for the garden, and took a scooter ride. Peanut did some of this stuff with us, but he had a special sleepover and fishing trip of his own to attend. I'm feeling a cold coming on, but this warm summery weather sure seems to be tempering the effects.
Here's our little neighborhood friend. Pretty docile for a wild animal. Hubster live-trapped and relocated her. Peanut has a weird fear of raccoons of all things, but he was all-too-eager to help his Da hunt her down.
How excited are you for the upcoming three-day weekend? I am! I am! We always hit up the city-wide rummage sales in the town where my husband grew up and put flowers on his grandpa's grave while we're there. It's kinda a tradition now. We're going to try and find this place again. And in two weekends, we're heading to Chicago for a little family trip, centered around my NASM personal trainer workshop. This summer is going to be so good...
What trips do you have planned already for the summer?
Hey, I’m Jessica, a mom, certified personal trainer, writer and fitness enthusiast from WI. I am dedicated to making each day a little better. I have a deep desire to make connections and mine the cracks of human existence.
The ideas behind this blog have culminated into Boun-see:
Boun-see seats: These posts relay my thoughts on life as mommy to little people in bouncy seats.
Boun-see balls: as an avid health-nut, I'll give you tidbits about my own journey to health from my perch atop a fitness ball.
Boun-sing ideas: thoughtful life posts that help me sort through life brush.