My fitness plan for the summer includes more walking, more super easy, slow runs, less overall mileage, a lot more yoga and some bike riding too. I will also be doing short, high intensity work outs – more specifically, speed work on the track once every 7- 10 days.
And on Tuesday morning, it was time for a (short but intense) track workout.
.8 mile walk/easy jog to the track (11 minutes) + 5 sets of 200 m sprint, 200 m recovery jog (12 minutes total) + .8 mile walk/easy jog home (13 minutes) = 3.25 miles and 37 minutes.
I came home to find both my guys playing outside. Doesn’t the little one look happy to see me?
Nice try, mom. I’m actually most happy to see your camera.
(Notice him throwing the lids down as he makes a bee line to get his little mitts on the fun, shiny, clicky toy? And notice the cat high-tailing it out there?)
(Notice the strings of saliva like a real monster?)
Let’s just say I put the camera inside the house for a while at that point.
I did some post-run stretching and yoga in the sunshine, and then Zak, Kaz and I weeded the vegetable gardens, filled the bird bath and stepped on the strawberry plants while we waited for Ava and Maxine to wake up and join us.
Today’s breakfast was very pink! Strawberries, raspberries and left over salmon from dinner on Monday night.
I shared my raspberries and salmon with KazMan.
And a post breakfast mug of green tea.
Today’s Yogi Green Tea words of wisdom?
I made Lunch Part I while I was packing Lunch Part II for a picnic with lots of fellow homeschooling friends.
Sardine Salad. Half a tin of sardines packed in olive oil, mixed greens, shredded carrot, sliced almonds with olive oil, lime and S&P for dressing.
A packed lunch for one mom, two girls and one boy:
From left to right: two sunbutter and jelly sandwiches on Ezekiel bread, two peeled, S&P’d hard boiled eggs, a container of macadamia nuts, sliced jicama and red pepper, the last of the raisins, sliced, roasted sweet potatoes, colby jack cheese and a bottle of water. (+ two more little water bottles packed later)
Time to roll, gang.
For an afternoon of sunshine at the park.
Bubbles, running, jumping, climbing, flailing, digging through the diaper bag for toys.
A quick and easy dinner when we got home – homemade guac (mashed avocado with a little diced onion, lemon and salt) –
on top of a turkey burger and a big side of steamed broccoli (that I promptly added a big patter of butter to after I took this picture!)
Pink breakfast, green dinner. My name is Alison and I like to color coordinate my meals.