Monday, July 27, 2015

Weekly Recap: July 20-26

Well, I failed at making the PAI Barre class on Monday morning because Todd wanted to work out together instead but I did make it to High & Tight on Friday morning at System of Strength which was the first time in a few months.  I love that class but also love my cardio so it tends to get put the back burner but I need to start adding it on Friday mornings and then taking Lucy to the Y for get in my 30 min cardio fix.

Monday: Insanity Pure Cardio w/ Todd (40 min) + core workout
Tuesday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX

Wednesday: 2 mi walk/jog (10:30 pace) + 30 min Tabata workout

Thursday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX; 30 min Spinning @ Y (on my own)

Friday: 1 hr High & Tight @ System of Strength; 30 min Spinning @ Y (on my own)

Saturday: 45 min cardio (15 min step mill, 15 min elliptical, 15 min Spinning) + core workout

Sunday: Rest

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Mom & Me Daisy Dash 2015

 On Sunday morning, we drove over to Easton for the Mom & Me Daisy Dash.  Lucy was signed up for the Mini Me 100 Yard Dash and then I pushed her in the jogging stroller for the 3 mile run/walk.  It was such a fun morning and the event was very family oriented.  It was nice too because the race itself (1 mile run/walk and 3 mile run/walk) was laid back and low key.  In fact, it wasn't even timed and the 3 mile race was actually only 2.85 mile (of course I still wore my Garmin!) Seeing as how I'm a fairly competitive person when it comes to running and I'm really not running any more, this was perfect for me because I didn't feel the pressure to go all out and run hard to beat people or race the clock.  I will admit though I was a little excited when I found out I finished third & the only reason I knew that was because when the 3 mile race met back up with the 1 mile race before the finish, someone directing the runners was cheering and told me I was the 3rd runner in from the 3 mile race.  The most important thing though, well, besides having fun with Lucy, was that my back didn't bother me once during the race and I actually ran the entire way (8:58 pace).  I'm definitely not planning on running any more races any time soon but would love to be able to do this one every summer as long as Lucy wants to. 
Lucy got her own race shirt and wanted to put it on right away

Although it doesn't look like it from the picture, she was very interested in the bee that was walking around

Start of the Mini Me 100 Yard Dash

Running with Lucy

Waving to daddy

Excited to see him!
After her race

Taking a break in between her race and my race to read a book to her baby (one of the sponsors of the race was American Girl so all the girls were encouraged to bring their dolls)

Lined up for the 3 mile race

 We're off!

Right before the 1 mile was really hot & humid on Sunday morning and I was impressed by all the young girls who were able to run/walk the 3 miles

Smiling for the camera

And on our way back after the 2 mile mark

Coming up to the finish line

We did it!

 So proud of my girl! We both got medals for our races and she carried hers around with her the rest of the day

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hot Summer Weekend

It finally felt like summer this past weekend and we were so excited to spend time soaking up the sun and splashing in the pool on both Saturday and Sunday.  Throw in an evening at the Jazz & Rib Fest and running a race with Lucy and I'd say it was pretty much the perfect summer weekend.
On Saturday morning, I rushed home from subbing a TRX class at PAI so we could get to Zoombezi Bay right around when it opened before it got too crowded.  I'm glad we got there when we did because shortly after we got there it was packed and there's no way we would've found chairs.  Lucy found a new favorite slide to go down at Baboon Lagoon (apparently she's close to 36 inches tall because she made the cutoff for going down) and we took her into the wave pool too.
Always have to take a family selfie

Todd & I

Lucy & I at Baboon Lagoon waiting for the big bucket of water to tip over (Todd brought his GoPro camera so we snapped a few pictures and took some videos)

Relaxing on the lazy river

Even though it was 90 degrees on Saturday, we still decided to head downtown for the Jazz & Rib Fest after Lucy was up from her nap.  I swear that this festival is always on the hottest weekend of the year and this past weekend was no different.  Apparently the heat doesn't stop everyone from enjoying the delicious food though because it was packed.  We stood in line for about 15 minutes for some ribs, cornbread, baked beans, coleslaw, and mac & cheese and found a spot on the grass to sit and listen to the jazz music at a nearby stage.  After we ate, we walked around the rest of the festival where we ran into Todd's cousin and one of his friends.  We wanted to get ice cream but the line literally didn't move for 15 minutes so we stopped at Handel's on our way home instead.

View of some of the booths selling ribs from the line we were standing in

Hanging out in line

The view of the crowd from where we were sitting to eat

So many people!

I told you I always have to take a family selfie

Lucy enjoying some applesauce and mac & cheese

The food

Not so sure about the ribs

Dancing & clapping to the music
Sunday morning we drove to Easton so Lucy & I could participate in the Mom & Me Daisy Dash.  Lucy ran in the Mini Me 100 Yard Dash and then I pushed her in the jogging stroller for the 3 mile run/walk.  I'll have more pictures up in a couple days to recap the "races."  We rushed home from Easton to change into swimsuits and meet my dad at Wedgewood for some more pool time.  Our pool day ended a little earlier than expected though when it started to thunder and the storms rolled in.  I guess one day without rain is all we can get around here!  I can't complain though because we were able to do quite a bit this weekend and it seems like the rest of this week for the most part should be rain-free!
Lucy & I before the start of my 3 mile race

Todd, Lucy, and Grandpa in the pool

Playing with daddy in the baby pool

Break for lunch

Monday, July 20, 2015

Weekly Recap: July 13-19

I've decided to start taking advantage of the fact that I can take free classes at PAI Yoga & Fitness since I'm an instructor and go to their barre class on Monday mornings.  What makes it even better is that my good friend, Lynn, is the instructor!

My favorite workout by far this week though was running the Mom & Me Daisy Dash at Easton with Lucy yesterday morning.  I'll have a full recap up later this week but she ran a 100 yard fun run and then I pushed her in the jogging stroller for my 3 mi race.

Post-race with our medals

Monday: 3 mi walk/jog (10:38 pace); 45 min PAI Barre
Tuesday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX

Wednesday: 3 mi walk/jog (10:19 pace) + core workout

Thursday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX

Friday: Insanity Cardio Power & Resistance (40 min); 40 min Spinning @ Y (on my own)

Saturday: 3 mi walk/jog (10:13 pace); taught 1 hr TRX

Sunday: Mom & Me Daisy Dash 3 Mile Run/Walk (8:58 pace)

TOTAL: 3 mi

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Summer Days at the Pool & Zoo

After being out of town for what seemed like all the weekends with great weather in Columbus the past couple months, we finally were home this past weekend and took advantage of the warm, sunny days. 
We met our friends, Jay & Sara, along with their 2 kids, at their house on Saturday morning so we could walk together to the Worthington Farmers' Market.  We stopped for a cinnamon roll and some fresh fruits & veggies while walking around.  Once we were done walking around the market, we let the kids (well, not the baby) run around a bit in the grassy area before walking back to their house.
Me & Sara with the kids

Todd had to go in to work all afternoon so Lucy & I met my dad at the Wedgewood pool for some swimming.  We were there for 2.5 hours and Lucy had so much fun.  We just started swim lessons again with her this year and she is definitely a water baby!  I swear she could jump into the pool from the edge for hours.  We spent the first part of the time in the baby pool, had lunch, then went over to the main pool until it was time to go home.

Grandpa & Lucy playing in the baby pool

Lucy said "cheese" but forgot to look at the camera

Lunch break

Warming up & drying off before going home
One of my hobbies is to stalk the weather.  Seriously, I will check the 45 day forecast on Accuweather to see what it's supposed to be like in a month knowing full well that it will change 100 times until then.  On Sunday, it was supposed to be rainy and dreary so Todd & I wanted to take Lucy to COSI and then maybe stop by Land Grant Brewing for a beer afterwards.  We had only driven a block or so from our house when we nixed those plans and headed to the zoo instead.  It had rained earlier in the morning but at that point, it was sunny and there were no dark clouds in the sky.  We live less than 5 minutes from the zoo so we figured if the weather turned bad, we'd just head back home, no big deal.  Luckily, that wasn't the case and we were able to spend almost 2 hours at the zoo before deciding to head home for lunch, change into swimsuits, and go back to Zoombezi Bay for a little bit.  We have a membership that is good for both the zoo & Zoombezi Bay and I've been disappointed this year that we'd only gone to Zoombezi Bay once so far.  Even though it ended up being a little cloudy in the afternoon, it was great because there was hardly anyone at Zoombezi Bay and we didn't have to worry about finding a chair, waiting for a inner tube for the lazy river, etc.
We went to the Heart of Africa area first at the zoo so Lucy could feed the giraffes 

 She ran right over with her lettuce to feed it
 Reaching up to put the lettuce on it's tongue
 Got it!

Lucy let me feed the giraffe too
Lucy playing in the jeep

Checking out the sleeping lion with daddy

There's an old airplane that's part of the lion exhibit

Lucy climbed in and looked out the window to get a better view of the sleeping lion

Flying the plane

Posing with the polar bears

She was very fascinated by the bear's nostrils on the sculpture

Family selfie

One of Lucy's favorite parts of the zoo is waving to the train as it goes by

Taking a ride on the train

Petting the goats

After a quick lunch at home, we went to Zoombezi and spent most of our time at the little kids' area

About to go down a little slide

She likes the bigger ones better though

All wet!

On our way out from Zoombezi Bay, we stopped by Stingray Bay to touch some stingrays
Oh, and don't worry, I've already looked ahead for this weekend and it looks we should have at least one nice, sunny day to enjoy at the pool!