I don’t have time to write and you don’t have time to read so let’s just do this!

WEEK OF DECEMBER 7, 2015

RUNNING

This was not a great week for my most beloved of sports. I think I’m just over tired and cranky. This too shall pass.

I'm smiling because it's over...and the sun was out.

I’m smiling because it’s over…and the sun was out.

I ended up only running 20 miles total because I need new shoes! I know what you’re thinking and yes, that is definitely part of the problem. The other part is I’m so focused on strengthening that I’m not stretching enough.

SWIMMING

The pool was kind to me this week. I guess you can’t have it all so, if my running was suffering my swimming had to be good. And it was!

I used all my toys for this 2,000 meter swim.

I used all my toys for this 2,000 meter swim.

CYCLING

I finally climbed on the bike trainer out of pure necessity. I had a shopping date with my brother and dad! We left early and came home late so, instead of heading straight to my computer last Friday morning I headed straight to the basement and did a combo cycle and strength workout. It was actually amazing. I seriously loved it.

Getting it done on the trainer before the sun comes up.

Getting it done on the trainer before the sun comes up.

That ride, coupled with a 70 minute spin earlier in the week, and then a surprise ride outside in the warm December weather, I totaled about 75 miles. Not too shabby.

Sometimes you ride to the next state...

Sometimes you ride to the next state…

STRENGTH TRAINING

I had to miss Barre class this week because I was helping out in my son’s classroom. I do make unselfish decisions sometimes. I knew I couldn’t slack on my strength work now so, I did a 30 minute workout after spin class on Tuesday and then another session early Friday morning, also coupled with a ride on the trainer.

Side plank hip dips with added medicine ball weight.

Side plank hip dips with added medicine ball weight.

I learned this move from a video Nellie at Brooklyn Active Mama posted from her Weekly Wednesday Workout series. When is that coming back Nellie?

FUEL

I hate to cook but I absolutely love this easy crockpot meal – Turkey Sausage and Sweet Potato Stew. We’ve been eating it for days!

I will never be able to photograph food that look appetizing. Sorry.

I will never be able to photograph food that look appetizing. Sorry.

RACING

This was a shit show. I had originally planned to run a Holiday Dash 5K with one friend. Early in the week she told me she had to bail. I immediately texted for volunteers and had one friend said she would do it. The morning of the race she woke-up sick.  It just wasn’t meant to be. I was most upset about not being able to donate the toy I purchased as my race entry fee, but I’ll be sure to donate it to another cause.

Oh who am I kidding? I’m most upset about not being able to show off my holiday compression socks!

 

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THINGS I LOVE

This picture and the fact that it’s not my tree but, my brother-in-law’s, who sent it along with a text that read:

“She wanted that ornament pretty badly this morning…and she got it!”

Yes she did.

What?

What?

THINGS I DON’T LOVE AS MUCH

There’s been a trend with moms lately, probably especially in the blog world, of creating lists of things not to ask or talk about with one another. Top 10 lists have crept up everywhere with things never ask a mom of twins, or a mom with an only child, a mom with a child who has special needs, a mom with a large family, a mom who wears drag queen outfits to school, and on and on and on and on.

Finally, Allison Barrett Carter stepped up to the plate and put an end to it, with her article for The Washington Post titled:

Why I Will Ask You What I’m Not Supposed To Ask

To summarize, she basically says how the hell am I supposed to get to know you if I don’t ask anything about your life? How do women bond or share real parts of themselves with all these stupid rules?

For the record, I will answer any and all questions about being a twin mom. Yes, a lot of them are stupid but bless your heart for asking anyway.

Are they identical? Did you have them naturally? Double trouble! How much weight did you gain? Did you breast feed? How do you tell them apart?

Are they identical? Did you have them naturally? Are they double trouble? How much weight did you gain? Did you breast feed? How do you tell them apart?

That last one is my favorite. My answer is because “I’M THEIR MOTHER!”

READING

The exclusive ESPN interview with Ronda Rousey, the first since she was knocked out by Holly Holm and lost her title.

Hug it out.

Hug it out.

PODCASTS

As you may know, Serial made it’s long awaited return with season two, episode one last Thursday. I was so excited! I downloaded it right before a longer run and, by about mile three I was yelling out loud to no one, “This guy is a total dip shit.” Unless something really amazing happens, I’m super disappointed with their selection for a topic and Bowe Bergdahl’s total disregard for how many lives he endangered, when he was supposedly trying to save them. I’m not sure I want to hear anymore.

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MUSIC

Lately I’ve been turning this one UP. It’s also a Barre class favorite…

 

I literally watched this video for the first time when I downloaded here and, wow. Embarrassing. It’s awful. Just close your eyes and listen.

RANDOM QUOTE GIFT OF THE WEEK

And the award for the best gift guide goes to GiGi of GiGi Eats Celebrities, who titled her post WTF Do You Want? She found the perfect gift for every a-hole on your list – A Bag of Dicks:

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 How was you week?

What is the first thing to go when you have no time?

Tell me what you’re watching, reading and listening to!