Tuesday on the Run

Weekly recap + Mother’s Day!

Yesterday was a disturbingly easy Monday (and I loved every second of it). So. Here’s to hoping that Tuesday is an equally laid back Tuesday! I’m linking up with MCM Mama, Patty, and Marcia.

Also: I have some leftover goodies from my charity auction, check out how to snag them here!

First off, here is my week in workouts, as captured by my iPhone:

Notes: Can we just talk about how I did THREE strength training workouts last week? Go. Me. Also, I totally planned to run Saturday and/or Sunday but ended up not lacing my shoes in an effort to stave off some calf tightness that was creeping up on me. I am SO paranoid of any uncomfortable feeling in my shins/calves now. In reality, I should have taken Friday completely off so I could do a longer run Saturday but lesson learned.

Goals for the week: More running, rest when I need to. I’d like to start working on some longer runs, so if that means more mileage but fewer days running during the week I’m okay with that for now…I keep reminding myself that I just need to get myself healthy and strong to the start of marathon training!


Unfortunately, my mom lives in another state. And I won’t get to see her. Literally heartbroken over that fact, but I will get to see my dad and sister + mother in law and get to spend time in one of my favorite cities)…so there’s that. Instead of being all mopey, I’m planning my “ideal” Mother’s Day weekend as if my mom were in town:

1. BRUNCH. Does this even need an explanation?


2. Run/walk. Duh. I love to run. My mom is more of a walker, so I’d love to jog and stroll along the river with her.


3. Coffee & chocolate. I definitely inherited my love for both from my mom. She taught me to appreciate a good coffee and embrace being a chocolate snob.


4. Shopping. While I did NOT inherit a love for shopping from my mom, I love browsing boutiques and know that it makes her happy.


How do you plan to celebrate Mother’s Day? Do you go all out?!

♥ Nicole

7 thoughts on “Weekly recap + Mother’s Day!”

  1. We will be going down & taking my parents out for brunch along with my sister & BIL.

    I did inherit my mom’s love of shopping. And chocolate. I’m not sure it’s really a good thing, but there you are.

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  2. You’ve got a fun day planned! My mom has become a bit of a stick in the mud as she’s aged. Her only real interests are her grandkids so we’ll go see her and also celebrate my nephew’s birthday. Because she has no hobbies and does not enjoy shows or eating out, she’s really tough to buy for.

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  3. Awwww ! This is such a great plan, Nicole! My mom lives in another state, as does my mother in law, so this is a first without them for me. I should do something just like this! Such a perfect and fun idea. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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