Happy Valentine’s Day!
Oh, my girl, I just adore her! <3 She has a special surprise for Daddy this morning! Can’t wait for him to open it.
Even though this week has been rough, she does make me smile. A LOT. I am still sick (not like SICK, SICK still, but my ears are just cloudy, so I feel like I’m living under the sea) and then yesterday I thought Gabriella was getting sick…AGAIN..thankfully pretty sure it’s just MAJOR teething. :/ Craig was out of town until last night, so that made it rough too. I really am so thankful for his help. It’s the times like this when you really do appreciate the help from a spouse, not that I don’t always appreciate his help!
See that log looking thing in front of her? Well, she kept wanting to pet it. HILARIOUS! I don’t know what she thought it was, but she was ALL about it. She kept running over to it & pointing.
Yesterday I did go to the gym (I don’t take days off when I’m sick, only if I have a fever- personal opinion- but do NOT worry I spray everything down that I touch with sanitizer and then I wipe it again with a wipe!!), and had an AWESOME workout.
Total mileage: 10.5
Total time: 1 hour 19 minutes
3 miles – warm up (I run between 8:00 & 8:30 for a warmup)
Intervals: 400m, 400m, 800m, 800m, 200m, 200m, 200m, 200m, 800m, 800m, 400m, 400m
3 miles – cool down (same as cool down, but usually closer to 8:00 minute pace)
I did this workout on the treadmill. For the intervals I did 9.0 – 9.5 for the 400m & 800m, and then 10.5 for the 200m intervals. Between each interval I did 200- 400m recoveries. (the longer the interval, the longer the recovery) And once I got home I did my ab workout & arm weight workout.
I don’t know what it is,( well, I DO know, it’s endophins!!!!) but after getting a great workout in, I feel 1000x better! When I went to pick up Gabriella she was NOT herself. She was VERY upset, and ready to go. Normally she wants to stay with her favorite ladies, but not yesterday.
We went home & she was SO TIRED, she slept for almost 3 hours. Poor girl was just DONE. While Gabriella napped I did my ab workout (<– try it, it’s painful…in the best sort of way) & arm weight workout. Strength training..SO IMPORTANT!
Once she woke up, she felt MUCH better, which is why I think it’s teething. *fingers crossed* So I wanted to do something fun with her. We did one of my VERY favorite things: BAKE! We made Valentine’s cookies for Gabriella’s teachers at the Y & Craig’s co- workers.
Hopefully they all enjoy them, nothing like a little sugar high in the morning.
I let Gabriella try putting sprinkles on the cookies, and it was too funny! She would just grab HANDFULS of the sprinkles & throw them on the cookie sheet. Hey, she was trying!
Once I put her back down, I didn’t realize she had sprinkles stashed up her sleeves.
She dumped them on the floor & was in her glory just eating them off the floor.
5 second rule, right?!
She’s a funny little thing!
I know she can’t wait to deliver the cookies today, she’s ALL about being Miss Social Butterfly.
Right now I’m getting Craig’s gifts together from ‘his girls.’ Looking forward to spending the day with Gabriella and then the afternoon & night with Craig. (He’s taking a half day because I need to go to the doctor- nothing serious!) We don’t have any plans to go out, but I DO have a fancy dinner planned. WOOHOO!
Enjoy your Valentine’s Day..eat a piece of candy, or three.