VLAWG from the City Solve Urban Race in Denver. We ran, jogged, and walked a lot of the 7-8 miles we did. Way too much fun. I owe a big thanks to the Earth Mama Angel Baby Bottom Balm that my baby has for easing some of the chaffing that my legs and my running skirt earned during the race. I also had awesome teammates in @TheVar (who tentatively said he would do the Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon with me in October) and @RedHeadWriting (who was insane and did the race in between her heavy bike training schedule). Thank you friends for running around the city with me 🙂
I hope everyone had a lovely Mother’s Day whether they are a mom themselves or celebrating another mom. My weekend was perfect. I considered getting Saturday to go sans kiddo and run around Denver then drink margaritas while my husband took care of our baby to be my present. However on Sunday he let me sleep in while he took the baby out to pick up a floral arrangement he helped design. Then we picked up a picnic breakfast (asparagus/gouda quiche, veggie hash, pan au chocolate, raspberries, and water) and went to a park to stretch out on the grass and eat. After that we went for a hike then made it home to pick up our swim gear before heading to the pool. My husband is in a class to learn how to swim laps, I swam 1000 m near his group, and my father came along to watch the baby. We’ll finish the night with salad and being chill.
The week was definitely a struggle for me. After now knowing what is going on with my lack of energy I can almost certainly say it is iron deficiency. Combine being nutrient depleted after food poisoning, breastfeeding, increasing the intensity of my workouts, and increasing the intensity and duration of my period (TMI, but what is going on with my post-partum body) and I have been energy zapped a good deal while craving beef. I hope this week will be better with the lactating-safe iron supplements I am starting.
I will crossfit 3 times, run 4 times, teach 3 yoga classes, push my own yoga practice, and hiking especially now that my son has a SWEET hiking backpack! I am reflecting on those vision boards I did in December and January… I want to realize them.
With my meal planning this week I want to go less carb-heavy except for produce if my energy level stays up with the iron supplements.
SUNDAY – Spinach Salad
MONDAY – Salmon either done up w/ mustard/herbs or ginger/miso + asparagus
TUESDAY – Girls’ Night Out to celebrate a good friend 🙂 – late lunch of big ass salad + protein
WEDNESDAY – white bean, kale, sausage soup
THURSDAY – girls night out with Mile High Mamas – late lunch of big ass salad + protein
FRIDAY – tamales, beans, and salad
SATURDAY – birthday month dinner for my hubby * surprise
Breakfasts will be oatmeal with nuts and fruit, green smoothies, and/or hard-boiled eggs. Snacks will be fruit, veggies, cheese, and/or nuts. Lunch will be leftovers, salads, roasted chicken, and/or ricotta on produce with tomatoes as a modified lasagna.
This has been a fun week going into my first Mother’s Day. I was featured on 12 questions, lifted some crazy weights in crossfit (a lot of clean and presses and clean and jerks), and felt like I contributed to the #childhungerendshere with my post on our local food bank and the national campaign **please read to learn about it if you do not already.
May you all have a great week. Know yourselves, and where you need to push or back off at this point of your journey. Namaste.