The first week at home post vacation is always painful, isn’t it? It was especially tough this week since I had only one week of “normal” before Oliver and I hit the road again. Yesterday he and I drove from Omaha down to my parents’ place in Fayetteville Arkansas. Let’s just say that the fact that I got through a seven hour drive alone with a four year old who is coming down with a nasty cold/fever bug and a big case of the whinies without eating all of the snacks in the car is definitely my NSV this week.
In O’s defense, my good deed this week is the fact that I’m raising a kid who does good deeds. He’s been on a big kick all week about opening doors for people. It’s very sweet. 🙂 He’s always so proud and tells me (and everyone else-this is never quiet) that he’s got manners.
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday – 30 minute walks each day, plus some strength training and yoga on Tuesday. Every morning I set my alarm for 5:15 am to go run and every morning my body said a big fat “NOPE” and went back to sleep.
Thursday – I finally hauled myself out of bed for a thirty minute run! It was my first run in almost two weeks and it felt good to get back on the horse. It helps that our weather turned cold and I love running in the cold, freakishly enough.
Friday – 30 minutes of stretching, which felt so good!
Saturday – 3.2 miles running in the cold and the dark, enjoying the number of my neighbors who already have Christmas lights up (even though in theory I think we should give Thanksgiving it’s due and wait!)
Sunday – This was our travel day and it was exhausting even though I sat all day. Isn’t it weird how that works? After I got O to bed, I did some stretching and some breathing exercises which were sorely needed to settle down after a long day. I’m totally counting that effort in my current activity streak (70+ days now!) even though it wasn’t as physical want usual daily workout.
I’m grateful for safe travels today and wish the same to any and all of you traveling this week. Here’s hoping I can stick to my plan regarding my food and activity for the holiday week so I can stay in a healthy frame of mind. I know I feel happier and steadier when I’m taking care of myself and I have a feeling I’ll need that to get through another travel week so close to our last one.
What does your week look like? Travel? Days off work / school? How do you adjust for these chaotic holiday weeks?