As I’ve shared in my past few posts, my nest is empty again. My son starts grad school on Monday, at a university far, far, away. It’s a transition to celebrate for sure, but I’m also celebrating the fact that I’m sad to see him move out of the house again.
“Boomerang” kids may get a bad wrap, but it was really nice to spend time with my son without the parent-child tensions that dominated the last few years of high school. It was a real treat to watch him transition into responsible adulthood–and I’m not just saying that because he liked to cook dinner. 🙂
His current plan is to come “home” to work over the summer, so I’m holding off on the tears for now!
Although it was a short week at work, it was hectic with all my clients coming back from their holidays eager to get going on their 2017 goals. My usual workout schedule was disrupted by two solid days of driving, but I put the #wycwyc philosophy to the test and did what I could when I could where I could.
Monday: The day-after-New-Year’s-Day holiday 6 am class at OTF was smaller than usual, but those of us who made it were treated to a 2017-themed workout.
We started with a 2017 meter row, and then moved on to a long strength session doing supersets of exercises paired up as 20 or 17 reps. On the treadmill we did three sets of 7 minute blocks, ending each with “3 minutes for distance.” That second block was killer, but hopefully melted off at least one layer of peppermint bark. 🙂
Tuesday: The Weather Channel app tricked me into thinking I could beat the rain. At least it was only drizzling until the last mile or so.
Wednesday: Several of my MRTT friends are making the 5:30 am Wednesday ride at CycleBar part of their regular routines. This week Aimee subbed for Francina, and it was a kick-a$$ ride as usual.
Thursday: I moved on to Workout 5 of Quick Strength for Runners (<<Amazon Affiliate Link). It still focused on core, but had a few upper body moves too.
Friday: Since we decided not to head south until after rush hour, I had time to squeeze in a long run before our looooong drive. I took time to stretch before we loaded up the cars, and wore compression sleeves to placate my calves.
Still, my butt hurt from all that sitting — 8.5 hours with traffic and a few short stops. Luckily, I got to stretch my legs and work my glutes lugging my son’s stuff up two flights of stairs into his new apartment. 😉
Saturday: I had the hotel gym to myself so I warmed up by walking .5 mi on the treadmill and then moved on to Workout 6 of Quick Strength For Runners.
Sunday: I hit the hotel gym treadmill for a bit of movement before I planted my butt in the car for the drive home. I walked 1/2 mile on the treadmill, did a 20 min program from DoYogaWithMe.com, and did some of the dynamic balance moves from Quick Strength For Runners.
How was your first week of 2017?
Was your gym more crowded than usual?