Sunday, August 19, 2018

...Because Sitting on the Sidelines is No Fun

First of all, an apology. Holly and I were set to go live at 4:30 today. I texted her at 2:30 to tell her I wouldn't be ready. I had a post prepared and ready to go. Then, on a whim, both my boys and I joined my husband and his father for a fun weekend on Lake Wisconsin. It's been a full 3 years since we've been able to do this. The boys are busy with their friends and work, we don't want to leave them home alone, and fast forward to a Friday night when we all realized that we could make this happen.

I don't have to tell you how special this was for me or how much fun it was. We didn't want to leave. Sadly, the boat told us that it was time to go when it finally stopped being able to pull my boys out of the water. We gave the boat quite a workout. We skied, we wakeboarded, we kneeboarded. While my husband manned the boat, we each took our turns behind the boat. No one wanted to stop. My oldest son not only wakeboarded but got up for the first time on one ski and did some slaloming. I have no doubt that if the boat hadn't been such a jerk, my youngest would have gotten up on one ski as well. It was one of those weekends that warms a mom's heart.

Now you know why my tagline for this blog is 'sitting on the sidelines is no fun'. I never wanted to be that mom sitting on the bench, watching my boys have fun. I want to be right there, having fun with them. My heart is full.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Thanks for your understanding! Now, on with the Weekly Wrap!



Running

It's been a steamy week of running. On Wednesday, I ran to the retention pond with a goal of 7 miles. Don't ask me why I felt the need to push the distance during the week, but hey, I've been feeling really good...anyways, I kind of crashed and burned after about 5 miles. I'm not sure if it was my faster than I should have been running first couple of miles or the humidity, but I finished up my 6 and did the walk of shame for the last mile home. I had to work that afternoon and not vomiting was a win.

Ain't no mountain high enough... or fence...

Saturday's run started off a little later than I wanted but no matter. While the temperatures were in the low 70s, the humidity was ridiculous. I couldn't get into a groove and I felt like I had a monkey on my back for most of the run. My knees weren't happy either, so instead of the 10 I had planned, I did 6. Better than nothing, right?  Sunday morning, I woke up to thick fog at the lake. Knowing we were going to do more waterskiing on Sunday, I wanted to save my legs and so I ran a 5k. Those hills of Wisconsin have nothing on me!



CrossFit
Coach Sammy Jo had me work on upper body mostly this week. I first did bench presses followed by cleans. I struggle with cleans because to me, they are like a dance move and we all know I can't dance. Thank goodness she hasn't asked me to snatch...anyways, after that, I did a circuit of prowler push, med ball situps, and hamstring curls.

I stretched and got ready for bootcamp. We did a 30 minute EMOM with 6 different sets of activities. Slam balls, situps, medball runs, burpees, wall balls, pushups, and rows...oh my! After 5 rounds, we were done and I don't think I've ever sweated so much! It's all good.


Yoga
Thank goodness for yoga. This week, I was able to do 2 full classes from Five Parks Yoga. Still recovering from my very stressful week last week at work, on Monday, I did the Yoga for Stress and Anxiety class.  On Wednesday after I ran, I had time for Deep Stretch for Hips with Slow Flow. This may be my new favorite class. Erin hit all the spots that needed work and I felt fantastic after this class.

Also on Monday, I worked on handstand with Coach Cocoa giving me a little encouragement before I kicked up. Who doesn't need that?


Waterskiing
I guess I need a category for this! We skied, boarded, etc multiple times throughout the weekend. I think this counts for some kind of endurance training! I hope I did my WW partner proud!


How was your week? Did you do anything fun and spontaneous? Do you forgive me for delaying the WW?

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap! Holly and I host this linkup where like-minded fitness bloggers share their training and/or racing recaps and support each other. I think you'll find a lot of friends and a ton of support here! New to the Weekly Wrap? Check out the rules in the tab above.

The Weekly Wrap is celebrating our 3rd anniversary. Holly and I have a new badge and we're hosting a giveaway next week! There's nothing more to do to win than link with us. Be nice and comment on our posts and a few of the other linkers. We'll choose a winner from everyone who links. Thanks as always for supporting the Weekly Wrap!





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  1. Sounds like a great weekend ;-) Glad you were able to get one last hurrah in with the entire family....I bet the water felt great after the week of heat and humidity.

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    1. Sometimes lack of planning is the best thing!

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  2. We all appreciate that you run the linkup & of course you need time with your family! It goes too fast. Nothing terribly exciting this week. It's hard to do exciting stuff with all the rain & thunderstorms!

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    1. Yeah, we haven't had much in the way of storms! In fact, it's been really dry!

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  3. We finally got cooler temperatures in PA! They exist hang in there!! I've never water skiied but I imagine it's demanding on your legs. I'm glad you chose to have fun over getting a certain number of miles done. Whenever I do that running starts to feel like a chore.

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    1. I actually passed on a final run behind the boat because my hamstrings were protesting! Sigh!

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  4. Aw, what a great weekend! I know how precious those times are. Bummer the boat gave out (?) but maybe it's good to leave the boys wanting more? ;-) I should check out those yoga programs. My hips need some TLC!

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    1. We're hoping that the boat holds out for Labor Day. Then it can go into the boat hospital!

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  5. No need to apologize! Spending time with family is always #1 and it looks like you had an amazing time this weekend!

    Also I'm loving the new WW badge - such a fun photo! :) Love you both!!

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    1. Thanks so much! Love you back! <3 When are we meeting up again?

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  6. Sounds like fun! In my opinion, there's nothing more fun than a spending time with my sons and wife/girlfriend. In fact, we spent the weekend with Joseph and Julie in NJ and it was soooooo fun!

    Thanks for the linkup!

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    1. Looks like you had a fantastic time in NJ!!

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  7. That.is.awesome. In high school, I had a friend's mom who would wakeboard, waterski and do some crazy stuff along with us. We loved it! In fact, I think she still might be skiing!

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    1. There aren't many of us old lady waterskiers left! I'm always grateful that I can still do this.

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  8. I have always tried to be that mom who does everything with the kids as well. Makes for much more fun. Enjoy that family time goes by too fast xoxo

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    1. With Matthew leaving soon, I'm grateful for every minute of time we have together! It was so fun making memories with both of them this weekend.

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  9. The weekend sounds wonderful! There's nothing like quality family time. I love all the strength workout pictures - those hamstring curls with a medicine ball look HARD!

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    1. The hamstring curls are one of my favorite exercises. I think they've helped me a ton.

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  10. How great that your whole family was able to get out on the boat! I've never successfully gotten up on water skis, so I don't know from experience, but it sure looks like a kind of endurance training.

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    1. It has to be--I'm huffing and puffing when I finally drop!

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  11. Sounds like an amazing weekend! I have never heard of Lake Wisconsin, where is it? Very valid reason for a delay in the link-up :)

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    1. Ha! I'm glad you agree. Lake Wisconsin is just north of Madison and south of the Wisconsin Dells. There's an exit for it off of I-90.

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  12. How nice that a spontaneous family trip came together for you all! Yeah, I'm over the steam already. So over it.

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    1. Yep, a weekend on the lake was definitely what we all needed. It sure helped with the humidity too.

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  13. So fun that you and the family got to ski together. There is nothing more fun. We used to do that all the time but then the kids got older and so did we and now we have a bigger boat that you can't ski off of. Still love being on the eater.

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    1. I still feel like I"m in the boat! LOL

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  14. Vlogging can always wait. Family always comes first and I think everyone understands that
    Hmm just another reason we should perhaps do the weekly wrap on Mondays..(haha I'm really pushing that aren't I).

    I'm glad you are that kind of mom that participates in fun things with her kids. My parents were like that too. I can remember them even joining us at the water parks on the slides!

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    1. Um, I actually typed Blogging but apparently my phone doesn't understand that word because it wants to change it to vlogging..lol

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    2. Oh, I was that mom going down the waterslides too..

      I talked with Holly about having the linkup on Mondays but that doesn't work with her work schedule. We do keep it open through Weds so everyone gets the chance to share their recaps.

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  15. Gosh darn that back riding humidity monkey! He was down here too making runs miserably slow. Lol

    Love the new badge and so glad you had a wonderful weekend with your boys and memories to cherish for a lifetime!

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    1. This weekend was great. After the couple of years when the boys wanted very little to do with us on the weekends, it came around full circle. I really couldn't be more happy right now! Happy and very sore.

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  16. How lovely to have that family time! More important than blogging, I'd say ...

    I do like your pictures although that orange fencing you're jumping over reminds me of rolling up miles of it after the intercounty cross-country championships in the mud. That's probably a very specific outcome to seeing that photo, however!

    I really hope it gets less humid everywhere. I had a HORRIBLE run yesterday and like you, not vomiting was a win. Not that I ever do, but at the end, I said to Ruth, "No one fell over, no one was sick: we did it!".

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    1. I've never vomited after a run, but it's probably because I stop before that happens. I've come close a few times this summer, which is really unusual for me!

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  17. I'm glad you got to spend some time with your family yesterday! It seems like everyone has been dealing with humidity lately. I hope it eases off soon!

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  18. Sounds like a great weekend. Great times with family and friends definitely outweigh blogging!

    As I read posts this morning, almost everyone leads with the humidity. It is obviously a thing. When I do my race recap for Wednesday I will probably lead with it too. :-)

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    1. It's always humid in the summer, but this year has been extraordinary!

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  19. I'm glad that you're not sitting on the sidelines and that you've been feeling so good. Family time is the best!

    I would love to get to the point of doing a headstand...hopefully one day!

    Wandering through Brooklyn on Saturday was pretty spontaneous for me, but I hate being spontaneous so it was miserable at times, haha!

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    1. I'm pretty good about being spontaneous, especially if it involves fun in the sun!

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  20. That's so fun that you got to spend time with your family on vacation! Those weekends with families are so special. I would love to be dealing with humidity right now - the smoke is so bad here that I'm stuck on the treadmill, at least when it was humid I could be outside. Your strength workouts always look challenging and fun - great work this week!

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    1. Our hazy skies (and those spectacular sunset photos) are a result of the Canadian Wildfires. Isn't it crazy?

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  21. That sounds like a really fun weekend at the lake! That's great you were all able to make that happen. And I consider not vomiting to always be a win. Too bad about the humidity you had :(

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    1. It's still so soupy here. We're getting rain, so hopefully after that's done, it won't be so humid.

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  22. I had 2 really good runs last week - finally! Seven miles on Saturday and I woke up Sunday feeling like I had run 17. It was a great feeling after sitting on the sidelines for so long!

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  23. Having fun on the water with your family sounds amazing! The humidity is so much worse than just the heat...and we got a taste of both this weekend.

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    1. It's been such a long time since we did this and it didn't disappoint!

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  24. That sounds like such a fun boat trip - I wouldn't be able to turn that down either! You look like a waterskiing pro!

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    1. Awww! Thanks! I was thrilled to get out there again after skiing with Holly just a few weeks ago.

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  25. Oh heck yes to jumping at an opportunity for the entire family to have time together! As your kids grow up and get busy, you have to do that whenever you can.

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    1. I'm going to be glowing for a while after this!

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  26. Looks like a great week! Those CrossFit workouts seem pretty intense, I'm not sure I could keep up. And the handstand is amazing! What are you, a 12 y/o in an adult woman's body??

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    1. Ha! I was just saying this morning that my head feels like I'm 34 but boy did my body remind me that I'm 55 today!

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  27. Absolutely forgiven! I just posted today how I had all this stuff to do on Saturday, but Mr PugRunner wanted to go out to dinner and walk on the beach, so what was I supposed to do? I pushed my stuff off til "later" and spent some time with the family!

    Love the new badge and love that you were able to get your own family time this week!

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    1. I don't often get this much family time and I didn't want it to end!

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  28. You can’t beat family moments like that and I’m so glad you didn’t sit on the sidelines! Way to get in there and live life to the fullest with all of your guys! I feel the happiest when I’m out running around with my older two though sometimes I feel conflicted... when I get too wrapped up in big boy games, our baby usually crawls off and finds trouble (eats rocks). It’s just a season! But seriously trying to keep that baby from choking himself...

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    1. When the boys were little, we spent so much time together doing stuff like this. Now that they're grown, times like this mean so much to me!

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  29. Sounds like a lot of fun! Enjoy those moments. That darn boat just couldn't handle all the fun.

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    1. Yeah, the boat finally gave us the middle finger!

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  30. Your crossfit workouts always sound so fun, challenging but fun!! I think Coach Cocoa knew exactly what you needed ;)

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    1. Coach Cocoa was a little worried when we were skiing but she kept it together!

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  31. If you get to have a waterskiing category, so do I! Or better yet we should create a section called Weekly Wake. (HA HA) I'm so glad you got to spend a weekend on the lake AND with the boys. There is nothing better on this earth. I was with all three of mine last week -- which is so rare.

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    1. I totally thought of you with all 3 boys last week. I know you loved every minute of it. It's so rare which makes it all the more meaningful!

      And yes, let's do the Weekly Wake! LOL

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  32. That sounds like a wonderful weekend and what you all needed!
    So glad you were all able to enjoy time together!

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  33. I’m a planner to a T, but sometimes spontaneous getaways are really great too. I’m glad to hear that you all had a great time!

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  34. Sounds like a great week of workouts! Fun you were all able to have family weekend at a lake! Waterskiing looks so fun.

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    1. I'm so glad I learned to waterski when I was a kid. It's one of those things that has stuck with me!

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  35. It seems you had an excellent reason to delay the Weekly Wrap and I'm sure everyone understands! What a fun time with your family. I'm glad you were able to do that.

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  36. I was wondering what happened because I tried to link up on Sunday but ended up submitting on Monday instead...but I'm glad its because you were having fun!! I never got cleans or snatches either. It was a hard move to get. Maybe if I had worked on it more, but cross fit is expensive and I didn't really have the budget to do it.

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    1. And do we really need to do those moves? I'm really about function over flash. My coach wants me to do it but can't I just squat and press?

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  37. Nothing like time with family and always family first!! Great workout week. I don't see how you run at all in that heat and humidity. I am visiting my Mother in NC and I am wimping out and going to the gym. I am definitely not use to this heat.

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    1. Even living in it, it's hard to get used to the humidity. All I can say is that you adjust...

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  38. A spontaneous family trip is always a good thing! Glad you had fun!

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