Last week was super busy. My parents were in town, Jones had an evening orchestra rehearsal and an evening concert, Shoo had a soccer game, I had meetings and work, and Beer Geek was sick, so most of the juggling fell to me. I was happy to see the weekend on the horizon, but it was a busy one as well.
In addition to all the normal crazy, I did three new things this weekend.
1. I went ice skating. Yes, I’m 43 years old and I went ice skating for the first time. The amazing part is I didn’t fall. The not so amazing part was that I couldn’t figure out how to stop, which meant that I had to stay near the edge of the rink and not go very fast. Oh, well, next time.
2. I DNS’d a race because of a sick kid. I’ve DNS’d before due to my own sickness and due to injury, but amazingly, this was the first time in 12 years that I had to not race because of a kid. I was supposed to run the Cupid Run 5k, but Shoo woke up crying with a sore throat. Of course, the only time I could get him in to the doctor was right during the race. Sigh. (And since Beer Geek was sick, I wasn’t sending him. And my kids are all about mommy when they are sick.) Turns out he has strep, so it was a good choice on my part. I heard that the race was well organized, so hopefully another time…
3. We went to see STOMP. I’d never seen them before and I’m not a huge fan of loud anything, but my parents wanted to take us. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it! As someone with zero ability to keep a beat, it was pretty amazing to watch!
STOMP “Basketballs” from ArtHouse Interactive on Vimeo.
On the training front, last week was a dropback week. I didn’t mean to drop back as much as I did, but I just needed the break to recover from a cold + I got very little sleep all week. On the bright side, 12 of the 15 miles I did run were at a pace faster than I usually run. I’m going to call it a speedwork week LOL. Jumping back on the horse today to hit my first 40 mile week of this training cycle.
Did you do anything new this weekend? Got big training plans this week?
12 thoughts on “Ice Skating, a DNS, and STOMP”
Wow I haven’t been on ice skates in years – don’t think I’d remember how to stop 🙂 Good luck with your 40 mile week. I’m adding hill repeats in this week – aggh!
Aww… I’m sorry about the strep throat but hopefully he’s better soon! That’s cool that your parents took you to see Stomp and that you enjoyed it 🙂 I haven’t seen that yet but it’s on my list for some day.
Ice skating is so fun – I haven’t been motivated this season because I’ve just been TOO cold, but I do love it! Also love STOMP!
I hope Shoo’s feeling better soon. It’s pretty miserable to have strep.
Strep does not sound like fun! I hope it clears up quickly.
My son went ice skating for the first time this weekend, too! He had a blast, though he apparently spent a lot of time falling on his butt. (My husband took him) Glad to hear you fared better. LOL
I’ve never been ice skating and don’t even know if I want to try at this point!
Bummer on the strep and having to miss the race – hope he is feeling better!!
That Stomp thing looks awesome!!
OK, you all have to come ice skating in Georgetown! I got two people from work to join me last week and we all had fun. I hope your little guy is feeling better — and your big guy too!
Yay for trying something new (ice skating)! I used to go more as a kid now I typically only go about 1-2x a winter.
Hope the kiddo feels better soon, bummer about the race but you are a good mom!
I’ve never gone ice skating, but I’ve always wanted to learn how. It looks like so much fun! Hope your little one is on the mend.
I have not ice skated in years but watching the Olympics coverage has made me put it on my “things to accomplish” list for 2014. Thanks for the nudge… 🙂
Dropping by from SITS girls today.
Wow, can’t believe you’d never been ice skating before. Mind you, I’ve not been since I was dating my husband over 10 years ago, so I’d be a little rusty now. I’m really looking forward to taking my son – hopefully next winter he’ll be old enough to enjoy it .
It has been years since I’ve been ice skating, but I loved it as a kid. We lived in the countryside and would skate down the road to a nearby pond! So much fun. P.S. I’m in your SITS Girls Tribe:)