Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Busy, busy last day of school, at least for me. I headed down to the elementary school first for awards ceremonies. I came home for a little bit, squeezed in my exercise, then off to the middle school awards. Now I'm home again for a bit until racing off to work for an extra shift.
My workout today was: 10 min elliptical, then weights and non-crunch abs. I haven't had time to stretch yet, but I hope I fit it in sometime today. My kids sound like they want to be active this summer. We will have five in swim team, one of the twins won't put his face in the water yet, so we'll wait a year for him. My oldest wants to lift weights with the football players. My second oldest is telling me he want to jog with me so he can do cross country in the fall. My oldest daughter also wants to jog with me to get in better shape. I'll have to take them to the track to jog. They are faster than me, although, I've got them beat on stamina. The other kids like to play on the field while I'm jogging, especially on the long jump track and sand. Hopefully I can keep them all busy instead of on video games all summer.
Monday, May 21, 2012
I decided to swim today since my calves are a little tight. I went for thirty minutes, including 1000 total back strokes.
Family TV time right now, so I'm going to go.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
We went to early mass today and were able to go to a nice brunch afterward at Crave in Omaha. It's a little pricey, but kids eat free for every adult. Today, they charged Mikey and Pat as kids, so we got two free kid meals, and our teenagers were basically half the price they usually charge. It basically works out the same, two adults with four kids plus two free, or four adults with four free kids. It's about the same as Golden Corral with much better food, atmosphere, and service. Adults also get mimosas or a similar drink that's peach flavored, yum. I love this buffet!
We rested for a while, then went down to the track. I jogged while the kids played. It was fun watching them try the long jump, especially the twins. I walked one lap, then jogged two miles (13:37, 13:51). My total time was about 32 minutes. I stretched after we got home. I really enjoyed the cooler temps today.
Time to get the kids in bed.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Today was the last day of soccer in our small town. All our games were home games, and both sets of grandparents made it out. Stevie's game was first. He scored two goals and possibly a third. We couldn't tell if it was an assist or a goal for him, that last one. The twins were next and they ran hard out there. Sean got two or three goals. We lose count with the small kids. One of his goals, Bridget assisted, so it was a one-two twin punch! I think they lost, but they didn't seem to notice. They had fun out there. Mary's game was last and her team won 4-0. The team looked fantastic out there. It was their most aggressive game. Mary's a defender, so she doesn't get to score, but she did a great job getting the ball down the field.
After all that time outside, I decided to stay outside some more. I did a three mile jog and felt great the whole time I was out there. I felt loose and relaxed and it showed in my time. I did 3 miles in 40 minutes flat. That's my best time in a long time! The clouds were out there part of the time, and there was a nice breeze to help keep me a little cooler. I also forced myself to stretch, so that's at least three days straight stretching. That has helped my calf a lot.
I hope everyone out there is having a great weekend!
Friday, May 18, 2012
I basically repeated yesterday's workout with a few changes: 15 min elliptical, a different weight set (biceps, chest, delts, quads), various crunches, and then stretching. I think the elliptical is giving my calf some needed rest too. I hope to jog tomorrow morning. It's going to be a hot day tomorrow again.
Tonight is busy again, but things slow down or at least change up after this weekend. Tonight is Patrick's eighth grade graduation. He (and I) both think it's silly. He's moving on to high school, not getting a diploma or degree or something. I've encouraged him to go and we'll get the nice pictures like we did last year of Mikey. Yes, I'll have two high schoolers next year. The twins and Mary both have soccer practice tonight, and tomorrow are the last games. It's been fun, but I'm ready to move on.
School ends next week and I've picked up some extra hours at work. Swim team, driver's ed, and basketball camp all happen the beginning of June, so I still have a busy schedule. I can have the kids walk to the things at the school, however, so maybe not so much driving. Plus, once my oldest gets his license, he can do some of the running around. First, I have to get over the fear of him behind the wheel. I think he's giving me my first gray hairs!!
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