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Spring Break

Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 9.00.05 PMMy boys started spring break today (tomorrow is a teacher work day since it is the end of the quarter) and it is much needed!!!

Actually, Hunter hasn’t been to school since Tuesday because he has the flu – poor guy has been pretty miserable for a couple of days.

We don’t have any big vacation plans for the week (good thing since Hunter is sick) but it will be a great week of relaxing and recharging for all of us!!!

Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 9.03.13 PMChris is going to work Monday & Tuesday but then he will take the rest of the week off so we will have several days with no alarms and very few obligations!!!

The weather looks like it will be fairly nice most of the week (never know with spring in Kansas) so we should be able to be outside some even if it’s not beach weather!!!

We are looking forward to a simple week with no big plans except to enjoy ourselves and let go of our schedule for a few days – perfect!!!

Do you like spring break (or vacation weeks) when you can relax at home or do you prefer taking a big trip?

Happy Friday!!!


Running a Pyramid

Today’s 43 was quick and fun!!!  I did a straddle jump on a bench.  Start by straddling the bench with your hands on the front of the bench.  Jump both feet up on bench then back to floor.  Repeat (x 43).

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This is one of my favorites!!!  I think I will do more of these jumps soon!

For my run today I did a pyramid!Screen shot 2013-03-23 at 10.25.11 AM

OK – not that pyramid but it sort-of felt like it on the way up!!!

Screen shot 2013-03-23 at 10.40.24 AMYou can see that I increased my speed every 2 minutes (until I finally got to the top!) and then I decreased every two minutes on the way back down – much better!!!

This was fun and different for me – I usually try to get my fastest miles at the end of my run instead of  during the middle so this is a good change.

1.5 % incline – 44:11 = 7 miles   + cool down of 20 minutes  for a total of 64 minutes (8.4 total miles)

I like to do different things with my speed (or incline) while I run – probably why I don’t get bored on my treadmill very often!!!

Screen shot 2013-03-23 at 10.48.15 AMI can’t believe how fast spring break has gone!!   Even though we just stayed home, we had a great week together!!!

This weekend, we are all about basketball!!  My bracket took  several hard hits but I still have a chance to win and it’s fun to watch some of the underdogs do really well!!!

Happy Saturday!