I'm exhausted by my weekend of football! My beloved Falcons pulled it off Sunday afternoon and live the play another game!
Needless to say, my weekend was spent mostly watching football! I started Week 2 of my running program on Thursday. DH, DD#2 and I went to the indoor gym. I did 1 min. walk/4 min run (6 times). I was able to transition to this pretty easily (but it was still hard).
Friday night DD#1 had to work and DD#2 had a basketball game. They lost the game, but she played great! She's finally starting to "play as she practices". The first half her team didn't score many points, but they pretty much "shut down" a much better team. DD#2's team only had 8 players since 3 of the girls were playing for JV that night. It's been a little weird this year because some high school's have "true" Freshman teams (like the team Friday night), where the girls only play on the Freshman team and don't also play JV & Varsity. It usually means these schools have a big basketball program and are able to "field" 3 good teams. It also means that a "true" Freshman teams practices as a team at all practices. It puts some teams at a disadvantage, but Freshman teams are really just "transitional" and gives a lot of kids a chance to play and get ready for the competiveness of JV & Varsity. DD#2 was a little disappointed she's not playing JV also, but she gets a lot of playing time just playing Freshman (she played all but about 2 mins. on Friday) and she's really starting to mature as a player.
Anyway, DD#2 scored 12 pts. the second half (team high) and played awesome on defense! After the game, she wanted to get ice cream, but we ended up just going by Publix and picking up some stuff for sundaes. I didn't eat any that night (but did give in Saturday night!).
I spent Saturday morning/early afternoon cleaning house, doing laundry & driving kids around. I was going to do some ST and by late Saturday afternoon I had the house all to myself! DD#1 was on a double date with my niece and wouldn't be home until later, DD#2 & #3 were spending the night away and DH was working until 10:30. So what did I do, I took a nap and watched football (also ate a bunch of crap included before mentioned ice cream)!
I planned on waking up Sunday and running before football. I was waiting to hear back from DD#2 to run with me (still at friend's house), but she didn't get home until 12:30. My Falcons' kick-off was 1:00, so I didn't want to run then. I had already done my resistance band work-out that morning and showered, but I was still planning on running with DD#2. She ended up going by herself and walking to the greenway. I wasn't too thrilled about her going alone, but it's a very active neighborhood that's behind us that has a greenway entrance and she had her phone. I wasn't leaving because it was only the 3rd Quarter!
After much excitement and more eating of the "crap", I felt yucky and didn't sleep well last night. Today is a very rainy Monday, but I'm determined to run tonight. I'll drop DD#1 off at work and go to the indoor track. I'd really like to run outside, but it's supposed to rain this week until Thursday - so no excuses! It will be another busy week. DD#3 has play rehearsal Tue/Wed/Thurs the next 3 weeks to get ready for the first performance on 1/31, so that will add extra stuff on the calendar. The good news with her rehearsal is it's right after school, so she doesn't get picked up until 6:00. So there's still plenty of time to work in the exercise!
We'll see on Wednesday if my crappy eating over the weekend did any damage. Plans this week:
Monday - run
Tuesday - ST (or rest) - DD#2 has basketball game
Wednesday - run
That will get my 3 running days in this "week". On Wednesday it will be 1 min. walk/4 mins. run (7 times), so that will increase the run time and the workout 5 mins. I'll do that same routine for week 3 (starting Thursday) and by the 4th & 5th week I should be jogging/running 35-40 mins. That will get me back to my "pre slump" running. It sounds a little aggressive, but it's not like I wasn't doing that a couple of months ago.
Just need to stay motivated!