Y’all probably think I hate blogging based on the fact that I haven’t written a post in forever, and also based on the fact that I can’t seem to get on a good blogging schedule. I am still working on that. Life has just been super busy lately, and it hasn’t left me much time to blog. So let’s hope I can figure out some type of schedule and start blogging more regularly again.
Let me catch y’all up on a little bit of what I have been up to. Obviously work has kept me busy, and I’m constantly trying to figure out the best way to teach math to my kiddos. I am super excited though because I am actually off today because it is our fair day! Do schools in other states have fair day? The Texas State Fair is a super big deal, so all of the schools in our area always get a fair day where the kids can go to the fair. We aren’t going today, but I bet we go sometime before it closes!
I will be spending my day at my parents’ house with my sweet mama, because unfortunately we found out about a week and a half ago that she has two herniated discs in her back. This was a total surprise to us because my Mom has never had any back pain, and just one morning she was in so much pain my SIL, Kaleigh, had to come get her and take her to the emergency room. One of the discs is in her lower back, and something is causing her leg to mess up, so she can’t even walk right now. So since I am off I will be spending the day with her, making some meals for her and my Dad to have throughout the week, and doing some of their laundry to try to help out some. Even though I hate that my Mom is hurt, I am excited about a day to just hang out with my Mom!
I am extremely thankful for Ryan and I to both be healthy again after last week. Last Sunday I started feeling absolutely horrible, and I was nauseous for days. I could hardly eat anything besides crackers and toast.
I definitely couldn’t handle veggies. Anytime I had vegetables or anything else hard to digest my stomach would start cramping horribly. Going almost a whole week without vegetables was very unlike me!
I just thought I had a stomach virus, and it would eventually go away. However, when I still felt bad Wednesday Ryan finally convinced me to go to the doctor whenever my school day was over. To my surprise, I had strep throat! The next day, Ryan came home from work feeling horrible, and we actually thought he might have eaten something bad, but he went to the doctor on Friday, and even though his throat wasn’t hurting him either, he had strep too! It was so weird because we both basically had strep in disguise as a stomach virus!
I finally felt back to my normal, energetic self, so I was able to do my first workout in a week on Friday afternoon, and it felt so good to sweat! I did the T25 total body workout, and it was exactly what I needed! I still wasn’t ready to test my stomach with vegetables, so I stuck with some baked chicken and a sweet potato for dinner.
Saturday morning I did THIS summertime arms workout by Heather, and my arms were sore on Sunday, which is what I wanted!
I loved the plank at the end!
I’m not quite sure what’s up with that crazy face…
For lunch on Saturday I was finally ready to try some vegetables, and after a week of no vegetables, I was ready for this huge salad!
We went to WalMart Saturday afternoon, and I picked up these pencils to give to my students for Halloween!
I don’t think I am going to be able to wait until Halloween though; I am thinking about surprising them this week!
For dinner Saturday I had some sautéed fish, a sweet potato, and some broccoli. A perfect meal for the night before a run!
Yesterday was my first official day to begin my marathon training for the Houston Marathon in January, and I ran 9 miles. I ran in my new shoes, and I am in love with them!
These are the Mizuno Waverider 18’s, and after running in the 16’s, these did not disappoint. I originally bought the 17’s a few weeks ago, but after trying them out for a week I had to return them. There was a plastic piece on top of the shoe laces, and it would go into my feet and really hurt. I was afraid I was going to have to try a different shoe besides Mizuno, but when I went back to the store Saturday and saw that there were already 18s, I was ecstatic!
I finished my run about 7:30 in the morning, and couldn’t help taking a picture of the sun.
After my run Sunday and my arm workout Saturday I enjoyed a protein shake made with half of a banana, frozen strawberries, and blueberries, Sunwarrior protein powder, spinach, chia seeds, almond butter, almond milk, and ice. Once I blended everything up I topped it with some homemade granola.
Smoothies as big as my face eaten out of a bowl are the best!
After my smoothie I got ready for church and Ryan and I headed out for Sunday School. Yesterday afternoon I did a ton of food prep, took a nap, cleaned the house, and put up clothes. Ryan and I even went in the backyard to throw the football for a little bit, but Ryan stepped in an ant pile, and that ended our football game. :/.
Since this post couldn’t be more random or all over the place, let me add that I have put up a few fall decorations! I absolutely love the fall wreath Kaleigh’s mom made me!
Seriously, how beautiful is it? Right now I have a little pumpkin by my door and a little scarecrow outside.
I need to get a few more things to go beside the pumpkin, but for now I still love it!
Now, after a crazy week, I am ready for a more normal week, and I am ready to really push myself in my workouts after taking a week off! Sorry for the randomness of this post, but now it’s your turn to catch me up on what you have been up to lately!
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