Every day I say that I'm going to blog, and every day flies by without a chance for me to do it!
This was the last week of cross country practice, and after this weekend's big meet, things will slow down a little bit. The St. Jude Marathon/Half Marathon is in 3 weeks! Jimmy is signed up for the full marathon, and Olivia, Julie, Clay, and I are signed up for the half marathon. Jimmy and Julie are both injured. Julie is definitely not running.....she is resting from running for a few more weeks while she heals, and Jimmy has not decided yet. He has a knee injury that developed after the St. George Marathon last month. And of course I am not up to par, but I do hope to be able to complete the half marathon.
I began running yesterday (just one day earlier than my doctor instructed!). I began with 30 minutes of walking 1/4 mile and slowly running 1/2 mile. Today I did a similar workout of walking 1/4 mile and running 1/2 mile, but a couple of times I ran farther than 1/2 mile before walking, and I ran faster than yesterday. I was able to complete 3.87 miles in 45 minutes. It's a nice start.
I tried two new recipes (both soup in the crock pot) this week, and they were both very good. I will try to post the recipes this weekend.
We started three new read alouds this week, and I am really liking Eagle of the Ninth. We have read only four chapters, but I think it may end up on my favorites list. I can tell that the main character is going to grow and mature while facing life's disappointments and challenges.
I was able to deep clean Sam's room this week. I had not done this in months. The children helped me clean the upstairs and the basement, and I was so happy! I am really trying not to overdo it. I let the children do the vacuuming.
I am feeling really good this week. The week before was yukky, so I am so glad to be feeling nearly normal! Being able to run and walk make me feel so much better.
Well, that's the week.