Happy Sunday and welcome to the Weekly Wrap! I’m honored to have the opportunity to guest co-host, alongside Wendy, this week for my friend Holly as she takes a much-needed break ….a little birdie told me she’s been basking in the sunshine and soaking up some vitamin sea down in Margaritaville! Who else is super jealous?
In the meantime, the marathon ‘train’ing keeps rolling down the tracks and there were a few stops along the way this week ….some pleasant, some not so pleasant and one exciting venture on the horizon.
The not so pleasant pit stops this week were rain and taxes …good grief, I’m so sick of rain. When it storms and rains an entire day, Saturday no less, the same day that you have to stop procrastinating and file your damn taxes …well, it just plain sucks. On the flip side, however, there were some beautiful 80 degree sunshiny days and an afternoon spent alone with my youngest son. You know, it’s rare to have several hours of uninterrupted quality time with a teenager these days ….so I relish in them every chance I get. Oh yeah, and the exciting venture? Well, you’ll just have to read on for that one!
This Week’s Workouts:
Monday: 30 min Elliptical / 45 min strength training / 50 tricep dips
Tuesday: 1 hr Spin class / 50 push ups / 3 mile walk/run with the dog
Wednesday: 4 mile run / 50 jump squats
Thursday: Job Interview / 60 tricep dips
Yes, you read that right …job interview. A little over a month ago, I decided it might be time for me to get back in the work force. With Major Hubs upcoming deployment, I figured it’d be a good distraction, because one can only train for so many marathons. Now, in order for me to go back to work, it would have to be the perfect opportunity with all of the stars aligning just right. I found, what sounded like it could fit the bill and sent in my resume’. I was called in right away for an interview which I thought went very well. After several weeks passed without hearing back from them, I assumed they had moved on and took it as a sign that it actually wasn’t the right job for me ….until Wednesday, that is, when they called me in for a second interview and offered me the job. It really does seem perfect …30 hrs per week, Fridays off, my own office, short commute and right across the street from my favorite running path …I mean, is it too good to be true?? Time will tell. I have until Monday to decide. I love the idea of being part of the business world and firing up the brain again ….but giving up one’s freedom is hard to do.
Friday: 60 pushups / afternoon in the car with a teenaged driver and a much-needed evening cocktail! Chocolate Carameltini ….made with Almond milk. Delicious!
Saturday: Strength Training / 1 hr Pool Running / 60 jump squats
Sunday: 8 mile run
Favorite Product of the Week:
Shout out to Stridebox for including one of these delicious Eat Your Coffee bars in their box a couple of months ago. I had the Peanut Butter Mocha flavor and loved it. One bar is equal to one cup of coffee, minus the jitters! It is packed with high fiber dates, nut butter and gluten free oats. I liked it so much, that I ordered a variety box to try them all.
…..and that’s a wrap! Be sure to stop by Wendy and Holly’s blog and show them some love for all the hard work they do each week to make this link happen! Also, don’t forget to visit as many other bloggers as well ….your next best friend may just be waiting for you there! If you’re new to the Weekly Wrap and would like to join in on all the fun, you can read about the rules here ….don’t worry, these are fun rules!
So tell me…. have you filed your taxes yet? Waiting until the 17th? Do you have a teenage driver in your house? Have you tried ‘Eat Your Coffee’ bars?
Finding “Fabulous” at Fifty, one week at a time!