Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Is June Over Yet?

Holy Moly it's been a busy week and now two!

I've been on 4 field trips in the last 3 weeks, and might I add, two of those were in 45C heat! It was a time, I tell ya!

This is the last week of the school year, and I couldn't be more thankful! I have a Book Club meeting tonight,  I still have to buy teacher gifts, and my eldest is turning 13 on Friday, topped off with a sleepover with 9 of her friends.


My husband was also travelling for much of the month, gone to Newfoundland and Montreal and then Toronto for a week.

I'm starting Month 2 of Insanity today which I hear is an HOUR long of crazy, sweat pouring off you mess. Month 1 started shaky but I ended up getting used to it and even though I was super hungry (like, mad fiend hungry) and more exhausted than usual (there may have been naps! Me! Naps!) I felt super powerful when it was done. I took a Recovery week last week and now am back hammering it out for the next four, coupled with running.

I did a 5k run with my husband yesterday (thankfully in fall like weather, which I LOVE) and somehow (I don't understand how this is possible!) did it in 34 minutes, with 4 of those minutes being walking. I ran 15, walked 2, ran 15, walked 2 home. It was actually 5.6km according to my mapping. That seems impossible to me. I got the Nike+ app so I'll try that out next run and see what it says in terms of pace and distance. If I can get to the point where I don't walk at all, and I can do the 5k in 30 minutes-I'll be a happy camper. I'd like to do it in under 30 but that might be stretching it!

Did I forget to mention? The reason for all of this frantic 5k stuff is because I signed up for my first ever 5k race! I'm doing the Army Marathon in September! This has been on my Bucket List forever and a day so I'm both psyched and terrified. Somehow, I'm also thinking I could do a 10k at some point. Who the heck am I?

That's my June scoop! Now, on to July and hopefully less stress, more fun, more sitting by the pool (my sisters that is!) and more training to be the best me by 40!


  1. Holy busy June!!! That's fantastic that you signed up for the race, most of the people I know who start running/racing get hooked and keep wanting to do more. And if you can do Insanity and all the crazy workouts I see you doing on mfp, I have no doubt that you'd be able to do a 10k!!

    1. Thanks Christy! One step (literally!) at a time! :)

  2. June had been long over here too! Not that I want summer to end but I'm ready for a new month to begin, lol.

    Good luck in your race! It's kind of cool for the new "in thing" to do is something so healthy. I dig it!


    1. Seems I'm always looking ahead to the "next month!" Living in the moment isn't my forte it seems. :)

      Thanks for the good luck! I dunno about "in" thing-but it's a new thing for me, that's for sure! Enjoying challenging myself anyways...till the next challenge! :)

      Enjoy your July!