I have disappeared from this blog lately. Oops.
Mothers day seems like it was just yesterday, when in fact it was almost 2 weeks ago already. I haven’t really been able to fully catch up since then, until right now.
What we’ve been up to: Mothers day weekend Dave’s parents came into town and camped in Carpinteria for the weekend, and we camped with them. It was actually a really nice weekend to camp, it was attempting to rain, but never did. Dave’s parents were hoping for a little more sunshine, but we really enjoyed the clouds – and the sprinkles that came the day after we left from camping. Talk about good timing. We had a great time just hanging out by the beach, letting the dogs play in the water, and cooking some good campfire food.
I was able to go for a long run the Saturday before Mother’s day. It wasn’t a great run. My hip flexor was hurting and I got a stomach ache early on, and there were a couple dead animals along the beach where I was running and it smelled really bad – I don’t do well with bad smells. But by mile 8 I climbe up the last hill and tried to see the bright side of this semi-unsuccessful run: The view from the top of this hill.
I made it back to camp and treated myself (and Dave’s parents) to a good cup of coffee from the Lucky Llama in town. Love their almond milk lattes! They make everything better.
After Mothers day was over and Dave’s parents headed back home to Washington, Dave and I went back to work and continued with our workout plans as usual. Training has been getting harder and harder for me. I don’t know if its the frequency, or the intensity, but I am feeling worn down these days. Last week Dave and I changed things up a little by going to the park and doing a sprint drill workout with cones and kettlebells.
We set up 10 cones 10 yards apart – totaling 100 yards. We did a Sprint workout that was a jog/sprint sequence (with 10 Kettlebell swings at each end) that went like this:
90 yds / 10 yds
80 yds / 20 yds
70 yds / 30 yds
60 yds / 40 yds
50 yds / 50 yds
40 yds / 60 yds
30 yds / 70 yds
20 yds / 80 yds
10 yds / 90 yds
100 yard sprint
Then the same sequence above ^ but back down, so you’re ending with a 100 yard jog.
Don’t let my enthusiasm in this picture fool you…. This workout was a doozy, and left us feeling sore for about 3 days. WOOF. (Mostly I was just really excited about that new shirt – I mean, thats really my life in a nutshell)
Between grocery shopping, working out, planning and teaching my bootcamp at 5am, and work – I haven’t had much time for anything. I hope now that I’ve returned to some form of normalcy I can get back to blogging regularly. Next big ticket event: My very first half-marathon!!! EEEEEEEEK