What a Weekend!

Hello there readers!  It has been quite awhile, I know, since I have had any serious updates.  Let’s just say, this weekend was a running, reading, and rockin’ mom kind of weekend.

Starting with Friday and a running update…the Runner’s Rut struck once again, however I told myself to get over it, and I reluctantly ran 5 miles.  But, wow, did I overcome my rut when I saw my stats.  You see, I have a secret goal in mind for my upcoming 1/2 marathon (which is April 28th btw) and I was beginning to doubt myself.  After Friday, I felt like I might be back on track.  Here are my stats:

5 Miler

Back on Track?

Now let’s talk about Saturday!  I have been attending BODYPUMP classes at Gold’s for about a year and a half,  but this  Saturday’s class was *out-stand-ing*!  I went with Holly and her friend Kim to a super, sizzling, and spectacular BODYPUMP class.  Another colleague that I work with actually teaches the class and invited us to the new release of BODYPUMP 85, hosted by an official Les Mills trainer nonetheless!  The class was energizing and buzzing with excitement.  Yeppers, we left there feeling unstoppable.

Body Pump 85 at Gold's

BODYPUMP 85 at Gold’s

After BODYPUMP Matt & I rushed off to see our daughter run at a Track & Field Invitational.  She set the track on fire for her two events and we couldn’t be more proud of her and her teammates!

Fab 4 plus 1!

Fab 4 plus 1!

And finally Sunday arrived!  This was Matt’s day…drum roll please!  He participated in his 2nd triathlon with Holly’s hubby.  For the triathlon he swam 300 meters, biked 16 miles, and ran 3.1 miles in 1 hour and 33 minutes.  Way to go…a personal best for him!

Sprint Triathlon

Sprint Triathlon

Last but not least, after the triathlon, Holly and I banged out an 11 mile run. Running buddies are the best! A great run it was.  Here is how it unfolded:

11 Mile Training Run

11 Mile Training Run

So now I am ready to kick back and relax with my book: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult.  It’s a good one, but I will probably crash and burn before I even finish two “kindle pages”, which is less than one book page.  Oy vey!

P.S.

The Boston Marathon begins on Monday and I can’t wait to follow my friend over at BRB! Susan, I will be cheering for you! 🙂

P.S.

I updated my Exercise Log…check it out!

I hope you had a fantastic weekend!

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Treat Tuesday {4/2/13}

It’s Treat Tuesday!

What are you reading…I mean eating?

Today’s meme is hosted by Daydream Reader.

The Hundred Dresses
by
Eleanor Estes

It’s Easter time; it’s spring time!

Who can resist classic marshmallow Peeps?

 I can’t!

I love them fresh, and I love them stale.

So, that’s the treat, but let’s talk about the book.

The Hundred Dresses… A Newbery Honor recipient.

Published in 1944!!!!!

The setting reflects elements of the 1940s;

The classic storyline the addresses childhood teasing, standing up for what is right, kindness, and compassion.

While times have changed, some things have truly stayed the same!

A perfect quick read for read aloud to promote discussion.

Students in grades 3-6 will enjoy it.

I loved it; it earns *5 hearts*!

I hope you will enjoy it too!