Two things first:
- Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads, including mine! We celebrated him by hanging out all weekend. Lots of cards and lots of Doritos. And, of course, a father-daughter workout on Sunday morning.
- And HAPPY 30th ANNIVERSARY to my parents! Love you both!
I went home to Ohio last Wednesday to see my family and a few friends before summer classes started (they start this week), so I’ll skim through some of the exciting parts of the week:
I arrived Wednesday afternoon in time to meet my college friend Sam, who was in town, for a Reds game! I hadn’t seen her since graduation(?), so it was wonderful to catch up on the past two years and watch baseball (…but mostly talk). My sister, dad, brother, and brother’s friend Kevin joined us for the game–and the Reds won!
While I was home, I also went shopping with my mom (she bought a really cute maxi dress!), visited my friend Stephanie, got most of my hair cut off, had a photo shoot with my sibs, and had a few good workouts.
My strategy on getting your hair cut: get a lot cut off so that you only need to get it cut a couple of times a year. I went a little overboard so it’s a bit shorter than I wanted…I can’t even put it all up in a ponytail…but I’m getting used to it, and it’s SUPER easy. I can blow dry my hair in less than one minute now! And as an added bonus, it’s not as fro-tastic as I was nervous it would be when she finished cutting it. The obligatory “all of the children are home, let’s take a picture” picture:
I mentioned this briefly earlier, but last week my right knee started hurting toward the end of a 7 mile run, so I’ve been icing and cross-training since then to let it heal. I’ve never really had knee pain before, so I’m guessing/hoping that it’s just leftover from the marathon and will fix itself soon. Here’s my week of fitness, (mostly) sans running:
Mon: 20 min arms & abs; 35 min AMT (steady state)
Tues: 3 mile run (stopped because my knee hurt); pm yoga class with Andrea
Wed: 30 min plyo circuit
Thurs: 60 min AMT (intervals)
Fri: 40 min arms, abs & glutes; 45 AMT (steady state)
Sat: 60 min AMT (intervals + steady)
Sun: 60 min circuit workout with Dad (sets of: lunges, push ups, bicycle crunches, leg lifts, plank, bridges, curtsy lunge + squat, tri dips)
Last baseball game you went to?
Do you prefer your hair long or short?