Friday, July 13, 2018

Fast Friday!

I'm starting to feel like summer (at least summer break) is slipping away from us. Why on earth to my kids, well J, have to start school so early. I swear it starts earlier every year. and once July hits my panic to get in every second of fun starts. So here are some of the things we did this week.

We started out by making a chore chart for everyone in the family. My kids are starting to get old enough to chip in on the cleaning a little more, and V will just not remember the difference.  Ever Sunday we spin the wheel and that's our chore for the week. Last week J had bathrooms and it was probably my favorite. I feel like her chore alone made our house feel a whole lot cleaner.

We went swimming at my parent's house and my mom always makes sure to have some kind of treat for the kids after swimming. Have you ever noticed how hungry kids are after swimming?? It's like they haven't eaten all day. Anyway, she made these awesome cookies. I made sure to get the recipe because they were super soft and tasty and J even liked them. 

Swimming really wears V out too. Naps haven't been all that consistent for us this summer, but I don't fight it when he takes one. 

We also made a fort out of a box this week. The kids entertained themselves with the box for several hours over a few days.  Can't beat free. 

Trevon even poked holes in it to make it look like a stary sky.

We got all of our library books read and will be taking them back to exchange next week sometime. I love it when my kids, especially J, will sit down and read. It's something J has always enjoyed but as she gets older she enjoys less and less. THIS book is one she read in about a half hour and it's a beginner chapter book. 

Monday I got to go on my evening run with my sister in law. I'm sure I said before, but these have become some of my favorite runs. It's always really relaxing for me and fun to visit. Plus we get to see some awesome views around sunset. 

Evening walks are one of my favorite things to do in the summer. While the girls are playing with the neighbors, Trevon and I will walk around the block with V.  We get the chance to talk and spend more time together, it helps V wind down for the night and it's super nice and relaxing to spend the evening that way.

The same night V decided he would play in his bed until 10:00 and Trevon and I caught him still awake. He had taken a really good nap that day and just wasn't tired. 

The kids are outside as early as they possibly can be in the mornings. They get dressed right when they get up and as soon as breakfast is done, they want to be outside. This is something I'm sure won't last but I'd love it to.

The girls are really into playing board games lately which gives us one more thing to do when the "I'm bored-s" start. The nice thing is that they are old enough to play games that are a little more fun, and they can play together if I'm not in the mood to play with them, or if V needs my attention. This week we played Monopoly Jr. This is my game from when I was 6 or 7. J won. 

Thursday we spent all morning at a splash pad close to us. We haven't been to one for quite a while but this one was pretty great. There were quite a few people, but it was also big enough that it didn't seem overly crowded. The kids played for over 2 hours there and then they got hungry for lunch. I'm sure if I would have been smart enough to bring lunch we would have been there all afternoon. I'm sure we will be back.

Here's what my workouts looked like this week:

Saturday: Long run. I didn't get out early because Trevon had some stuff going on. So I went in the afternoon instead and did it on the treadmill. It sucked. For some reason, my feet cramp up after 9 miles on a treadmill no matter what, plus it was super boring. But I did it! ----> 10 miles

Sunday: Rest

Monday: Recovery run: ----> 4 easy miles 

Tuesday: strength training--->Leg day

Wednesday: Tempo Run ---> 1 mile warm up, 4 miles fast (8:22, 8:13,7:47,7:57) .75 mile walk to cool down. I was so happy to see that progress! 

Thursday: Strength training: Upper body. My legs needed a break! 

Friday: Speed work: 3.5 ish miles on the track

Total Mileage: 19

Have a fantastic weekend!

When does your summer break end?

Who feels like it's too short??

What was your favorite childhood game?

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