Hi guys! How are you?
I ‘m excited to announce that voting for the next Mamavation Mom has now started! Please take a moment to vote, and to congratulate the 5 finalists: Wendy, Hanan, Amberlou, Sherry, and Amanda. Good luck ladies!!
Last week I had a pretty ambitious training plan, and I was really hoping that I could finally report back to you that I managed to do every single one of my planned workouts. But alas, I ‘m a mom and I kinda forget that being a mom and a wife comes first. That said, I got off to a fantastic start:
Monday: 30 min spinning class, followed by a 30 min core strengthening class
Thursday … the wheels fell off. Amber had a horrendous night sleep so I skipped my lunch workout.
Friday … Amber (my youngest daughter) threw up all over her crib in the night, and woke up with the stinkiest diaper ever (diarrhea). Oh lucky me. Unfortunately the daycare’s rule is that if she throws up she can only return to the daycare centre 24 hours after the diarrhea and vomiting has stopped. So I stayed home to look after her. She was clingy and moody which isn’t surprising because her tummy was sore. She’s also had this wheezing, rasping sound when she breathes for 8 weeks, so I used our day off together to take her to the Dr to have it checked out. She’s now on puffers, several times a day:
Sunday … I was supposed to go for a nice 12k run with my friend – I was REALLY looking forward to it (and I ‘m sure my family was too) because I was cranky! The sick clingy toddler was taking a toll me but unfortunately I wasn’t able to make it because my husband was unable to watch the kids for me. On Saturday night, while we were all sleeping, he lost consciousness and fell down in the basement and hit his head really hard. As a result he wasn’t feeling well so I let him sleep in. At 11:30 he still wasn’t feeling well, had slurred speech, double vision and couldn’t walk a straight line, so I drove him to the ER to get checked out. I felt really bad leaving him there on his own, but our three little girls would not have helped his headache at all, so I brought them home and spent the day playing with them.
UPDATE: Hubby was checked out at the ER by a Dr., and he underwent an ECG and a CAT scan. He did not fall as a result of a stroke, nor a tumour, but we are still unsure of why he fell. He is continuing to seek answers, and still has substantial head injury symptoms.
This week … I ‘m not really sure what workouts I can fit into my days due to my hubby’s head injury, but I ‘ll try my best. I did receive some awesome motivation to keep going: I WON a free race entry into the SportingLife 10 k Race in a giveaway sponsored by Chobani Greek Yogurt on Morgan‘s blog Life After Bagels. The race is in 3 short weeks from now, so all of my fitness plans are going to be based on training for that and my upcoming 75k ride for Heart (Eeek! That’s in only 5 weeks from now! I better get cracking on my fundraising!):
Monday: Spinning and Core strength class (hello ” bikini season is coming soon!)
Tuesday: 8k run
Thursday: 8k run
Friday: 8k run
Sunday: 15 k run
Have a great week gang!
Question: What’s on your workout plan for this week? Are you training for anything in particular?
(Want to follow my training and progress? Here are my past Mamavation Monday posts).