Weekend Highlights + Goals Check-up

March 7, 2016

Happy Monday, everyone!

I’m ready to start this week out on the right foot. I got my house cleaned, meals planned, groceries bought, and I’m (mostly) rested for a productive week ahead.

Friday night we headed over to our friend’s house to watch Fuller House. I was a die-hard Full House fan growing up (Who wasn’t?), and I am reliving my childhood days through the show. I love that they’ve kept all the cheesiness from the 90s and the character’s personalities haven’t changed. I especially love Kimmy Gibbler’s character more now than before.

Saturday morning I had the morning to myself to clean the house top to bottom. I deep cleaned the kitchen, rearranging cupboards, cleaning the fridge, getting rid of items I no longer use, and trying to get less things on the counter tops. I also cleaned the bathrooms, did some laundry, vacuumed, and washed the floors. It is amazing how productive you can be without having to watch a baby at the same time.


After 3 hours of doing that, I felt satisfied enough to go for a run. 18 miles with an average pace of 8:03. The run went well for the most part. I did feel a little light-headed during the last couple of miles. I didn’t have a ton to eat during the morning, and I’m not sure how well my Honey Stinger energy gel worked. I could also feel my c-section scar for a majority of the run. I’m thinking those muscles are kind of weak.


Saturday afternoon Cullen and I played at home for a while and then ran some errands, getting groceries at Costco and Fred Meyer for the week. Once we got back, it was time for dinner, bathtime, and bedtime.


Sunday morning I ran 10 miles, which I thought was going to kill me after running 18 the day before, but it really wasn’t that bad. Then church and some down-time at home while Cullen napped. That afternoon I went to a baby shower and then dinner at my in-laws. I love that it is getting light a little after 7 a.m., so I’m not running in the dark for all of my runs anymore!


Last week I highlighted 6 goals I had for myself throughout the week. I succeeded at some of them while others I still need to work on.

  1. Eat at least 3 – 4 servings of vegetables every day.
    I think I did pretty good on this up until the weekend. This weekend I probably only had 1 serving on Saturday and 2 on Sunday.
  2. Be in bed by 9:30 p.m. with lights out no later than 10:00 p.m.
    Yes! I was in bed by 9:30 p.m. almost every night (except Saturday when I stayed up until 10:30 p.m. getting the house cleaned), and lights out by 9:45 p.m.
  3. Check out a book from the library and read at least two nights before bed this week.
    I checked out David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants on Thursday and read Thursday and Friday night before falling asleep.
  4. Stretch and/or foam roll for at least 10 minutes every day.
    I know I did some stretching and foam rolling every day–some days only about 5 minutes but most days about 10; however, I still feel like I need to do more.
  5. Do core work at least 4 times this week for at least 5 (very productive) minutes.
    This I did not accomplish. I think I did core work 2 or 3 times.
  6. Take at least one 30 minute nap.
    Yes! However, this nap was supposed to be in addition to getting good sleep at night. Instead, I took a 30 minute nap on Monday since I’d been up since 3:30 a.m., and then again on Thursday I took a 1.5 hour nap because I’d been up with Cullen a different morning since 4 a.m. and sleep deprived from these early mornings.

I going to continue to work on strengthening my abs this week–especially since I could feel my c-section scar on my long run. I also want to continue to read more and foam roll and stretch whenever I can.

    1. Hi Michelle,

      I have been reading your blog for years, and just wanted to tell you that I feel you on the sleep thing. I also have a toddler (19 months) who loves to wake up between 3:30 – 4:30…most of the time for the day. I applaud you for still being able to do your runs. I know one day these children will sleep straight through till 6…can you imagine how our bodies and mind will feel! Anyway, just wanted to say I feel ya.

      1. Then you have it worse than me! As long as Craig goes to check on him, we’re fine. It is when I go check on him, then he’s ‘up-up.’

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