Friday, April 20, 2012


Who else is insanely grateful that it's Friday? :-) Count me in! I'm flying solo with the kids until Sunday night, so we have a low-key weekend plan. The weather is supposed to be good, but it's been raining so much lately, I feel like I should start building my own ark.

My right leg has been feeling very sore & tight after a huge running week last week, so I've been taking it fairly easy. That said, my half marathon in just 3 weeks away, so I need to buckle down & finish my training. Here's what's on our agenda for the weekend:

  • Workout - 4 mile run + some cross training, with arms & stretching after.
  • Make a batch of muffins & granola bars to stock the freezer
  • Potentially make another freezer meal
  • Inventory my freezers
  • Stay on track with my eating!
  • Finish my summer trip plans, complete with approximate budget
    • Budget for the boys summer camps. So far, I believe this will be $3120 for the summer.
    • Memorial Day trip to San Diego. We've already paid for the flight & I think one night of the hotel. I'm expecting the remaining amount to be about $1000.
    • Girls trip in July (my sister & BFF - our annual trip to Las Vegas for sunshine & fun)
    • Family trip to the beach in August. Shouldn't be too much since we have our own place, but always adds up quickly.
    • Long weekend getaway with M? I'd love to do this, but we'll see if he can take the time off with his new job, and/or if we have someone to watch the kids.
    • This isn't exactly the summer, but my sister & I are taking my mom on a trip for her 60th birthday.
  • 8 mile run
  • The boys have a baseball game, if the weather improves
  • Costco to stock up on groceries
  • Make at least one freezer meal
  • Hit the library to return our books & find some new ones.
  • Family bike ride, weather-permitting
  • 9 mile run
  • I have a few things to return at the mall
  • Take the kids to the park
  • Make homemade spaghetti & meatballs
  • Complete any remaining freezer cooking

What about you? Any fun plans for the weekend?


  1. I'm so happy that it's Friday. WHOO HOO

  2. How did you start running? I would love to start...but how long? You are doing great with your workouts and weight loss...I need to get started with this!

    1. I started off by doing a mix of run & walk intervals. It probably took me almost a month to get to where I could run a mile without stopping, & then another month or so until I could run three miles/or go 30 minutes without stopping. After that, I signed up for a 5K, then started training (using a training plan I found online) for a half marathon. Other than the leg thing I have going on right now, I LOVE it!

  3. Have a great weekend!