Monday was a bit of a lazy day. I still felt some fatigue and figure I must be fighting off the bug that is going around. After work I had a good long nap on the couch. It felt great! My daughter got hit with it pretty good and I'm hoping that with the downtime I can keep fighting it off. Fingers crossed!
Last night though I decided I needed to get on the wagon again. It was still downpouring though, so no outdoor run for me. I went downstairs to the gym, but my daughter was using the treadmill. Apparently running makes her feel better when she's sick. She's NOT a runner by any stretch of the imagination, but she does like to run on there when not feeling well. She has a strange healing plan. She shuts down completely for about 24 hours. Does NOT want soup or anything else that most people associate with eating while being sick. Then, she does something active (usually running on the treadmill). And BAM, she's better. I don't get it, and she is a bit of a strange duck, but it works!
So, while I didn't run, I did do something I haven't done for a while ... WEIGHTS! Not a long session. It was getting a little late and I wanted an early night. Plus, I haven't done weights in SO long that I knew I'd have to keep it on the light side or I'd be paying DEARLY and then have to take a few days off.
Sure enough, this morning I can feel it in my pecs and my arse! Good thing I didn't do more. So far this is survivable, hopefully it doesn't get worse throughout the day. The sun is actually out at the moment and I'm dying to get out on the road for a run.
A little exciting news for us over the last two weekends. Soccer season is winding up for the kiddos. Actually, not just the season .. this could be it for soccer in our family. My daughter will not be playing at all again. She played once when she was little, then decided to try it again this year ... it's not for her. In her own words, she's "not good with balls". Good statement to hear out of your fifteen year old - hahaha.
My son has decided that he won't be playing club soccer next year ... which is the last year of youth. Honestly this makes me sad because I absolutely LOVE to watch him play. He's pretty good and he plays with such drive. It's alot of fun to watch. He's played for over 10 years and it's been a big part of our lives. But, he wants to do other stuff and has grown bored with the sport. He may play school soccer next year as it's a short season, but not club. His team had a season wind-up party the other night and I got kind of choked up leaving. I've managed the team for most of the years he's played. Going to miss them all - great group of kids. One of his coaches joked that while my son may not be back next year, I will. HAHA, yeah not quite. ;) I never played soccer growing up, but I fell in love with the sport after being involved as a parent. One of the BEST sports for all around fitness.
Both kids teams made it to the district finals this year ... and both won silver medals! Neither team was expected to make it that far and they did well. My daughter's team was tied at NIl until about 10 minutes left in the game when they gave up 2 goals and lost. My son's team was leading and dominating the final game at the start, but a devastating line-up change cost them the game and they weren't able to recover. Oh well, just as well, if they'd won they would have had to move on to the next level which would have meant another month or two and he wanted to be done.
Here's their team pics with their medals:
Bonus points if you can figure out which kids are mine - hahhaa. (Family not included!)
I've made plans this weekend to run with a friend of mine I haven't seen in some time. I've decided it's time to get back to having fun with my running, and to have more balanced workouts. Right now I'm not interested in training for a specific run. I just want to have fun and enjoy myself ... oh, and look smokin' hot too. ;)