Monday, September 23, 2013

I Need a Do-Over of Last Week

Last week I couldn't seem to get it all together - the eating right, the exercising, the running around and dropping off and then picking up of the kiddos. I felt like I was doing some kind of lopsided juggling act.

Monday was hubby's day off from work so he was able to pick up the kiddos from track practice and cook dinner. I didn't work out that day because my quads were so sore from Sunday's Tunnel Run. 

Tuesday I left work early to pick up the kids from track practice. I found myself doing a lot of snacking from the time we got home and throughout the time I was preparing dinner. 

Wednesday was the kids' night for dinner with their dad. Hubby was flying late so I stayed at work a couple of extra hours to make up some time. I did FINALLY resume working out and did a 10K training run during my lunch time. 

Thursday I didn't workout and Friday I didn't either. I only got in one workout during the entire work week. Booooo... 

Thursday evening the kids weren't where they were supposed to be after I got off of work for me to pick up.  Their father had decided to make other arrangements on MY week for what they would be doing after school that day. I was 5 minutes from picking them up when I found out the kids weren't going to be where they were supposed to be so I had to drive 20 minutes out of my way to pick them up. Total douche move. Total. 

In addition - he's the soccer coach for my daughter's team. He sent out an email to all the parents that day that he was shortening practice from 8:30pm to 8pm. I got to the soccer field right at 8pm and then had to sit in my car, along with all the other parents while he continued to hold practice until 8:15. NO consideration for other people's time. None. Then I still had to wait while my daughter went to his car to grab her stuff out of there so I didn't even leave the field till 8:20. We didn't get home till almost 9 and she still had to eat dinner, shower and do some homework.    

Friday morning was a rough one - I had a mini blow-up at the kids on the drive in to drop them off at school. Of course it was because of their father. Of course. Evidently he has decided to go against the agreement he and I made two years ago to send the kids to the high school closest to my house - in the better county - and has told them (but not me as of yet) that they can go to the crappy high school in his county - closest to his house. I mean God forbid he have to figure out how to get them to and from school for a couple of years while I've done it the past 8 years that we have been separated/divorced. 

Okay - over ex-husband rant. There's just not enough space in the blogosphere for me to keep going on about all the crap he pulls.

Onto other things...

Friday night I tried out my ipad photo/timing app using my daughter as my guinea pig

I may try to set it up in the future to get some shots of me working out!

I have once again fallen so behind on the Fat Mum Slim Photo-A-Day Challenge that I'm just going to post these 3 items that I had in my phone and then move on from here rather than trying to catch up.

#fmsphotoaday 9. On the Wall

#fmsphotoaday 14. Liquid

#fmsphotoaday 16. Frame

Last week I was able to enjoy one of my favorite combos - cottage cheese with cantaloupe.

Friday afternoon they let us out of work early!! 

So I picked up the kiddos and we had some fro-yo. No discussion about my little blow-up that morning.

Saturday was a very busy day for our household.

Hubby and I had a 5K at 8am

Pre-race pic

It was a pretty flat course compared to last Sunday's race. I still had to take 3 one minute walk breaks but I was able to keep track of my pace with my Runkeeper app. I need to work on my breathing technique I think.

I did burn 421 calories...

And finished with an "official chip time" of 34:36. My PR was my last 5K in June of 34:34 so I was only 2 seconds off from that!

Here's a look at my splits - I was booking it the 1st 2 miles! 

After the 5K we headed home to get everybody some food in their bellys and dressed and ready because mini me had a soccer game at noon. She asked me to get some action shots of her so I stayed on the sidelines most of the game. I definitely need a new camera though - my iphone pics came out so much better than my old digital camera pics.

After the game we had to hurry home, feed the kiddos again, shower and change again and get the kiddos dropped off at their friends' house because we had a wedding to go to. The ceremony was in DC at 4 and the reception not until 6 so we just planned to get to the reception site a little early and have a drink at the restaurant next door because even through all the rushing around - there was no way we were going to make it to that 4:00 ceremony. 

Me and the beautiful bride

Me and my hubby

Sunday was a lazyish day. We needed it. I needed it. Hubby took the cars to the car wash, I did laundry, the kids did homework. We all watched the Ravens and Redskins games simultaneously on the tvs we put side-by-side again. 

I ordered Chipotle on-line for lunch for us all. Hubby went out and picked it up at half-time. Mini-me's is the burrito at the end. She wanted to try one since she's always gotten the bowls before. She was actually able to eat almost the whole darn thing! She must be getting ready to grow again because that thing was humungous! 

After the games ended hubby took the kids out to buy their birthday presents for me. Here's a pic he sent me while they were out. He was totally embarrassing the kiddos. They're at that perfect (teen) age for that too!  

I put new sheets on their beds while they were out and finally showered and got out of my pjs. 

After I brought them back to their dad's house for his week, hubby and I hung out and caught up on our back deck. I was still full from Chipotle - I didn't even need to eat dinner.

Unfortunately I didn't make it to the grocery store anyway. Those Sunday 1:00 football games really dig into the day. I have to start planning better - groceries, meals, workouts.... everything. I'm sure a lot of it is my time management. - something I definitely always need to work on. Let's see how I can pull off this week. I'm only working 4 days and then I'm off for a long birthday weekend!

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