June is here already? Wow! May has been a crazy month!! I wouldn’t ever choose to have a major life transition, like buying and selling a house at the end of the school year again! In May we traveled to Ohio for my brother’s graduation, then I flew back (almost getting stuck at the airport) to MN so I could finish packing the house while the family stayed in Indiana. Then on the 15th we sold our house and drove directly to close on purchasing our house. Then we drove to our new home and started unloading!! Within 10 days we had all the boxes into our house and hosted a Memorial Day/Housewarming/House 100 Year Old Party!! Not to mention the super stress of the end of the school year! Then end of the month mellowed a little bit as we slowly start settling in. We didn’t have to do anything major to our new house, but we’ve gotten stuck on some of the littler things and finding the time to plan and complete them!
One amazing benefit of our new house is the proximity to Theodore Wirth Park and its mixture of single track, wide trails, and pavement. I’ve already done a handful of runs and have really enjoyed it. One night I took the kids for a run and stopped at the playground at Wirth Beach for awhile before running home! Now I just need to figure out distances and loops that I can run from my house! I’ve already got a 5k and 5 mile so that is a good start! Not to mention being able to both bike and drive along the gorgeous Wirth and Memorial Parkways!
I did a lot of box and furniture lifting in May! Some of it felt intense, but not quite WOD intensity! There is no easy way to quantify all the moving. On two of our biggest moving days I did Crossfit in the morning and box loading in the evening. The next day it was hard to say what made me sore!!
The stats are currently in a bit of a mess as I haven’t been updating them consistently with all of the transitions! I love using Running Ahead, but there isn’t a good mobile app for it yet. I also know that May wasn’t a great month for reaching my goals. I should have realized that at the beginning of the month and modified them.
My May Goal was to do Yoga every day. I only did yoga 13 days in the month. The days I actually did a full routine actually felt really good! I need more yoga in my life! I did do better on mobility completing 27 days, this often just one or two simple things and again not a full mobility routine that my body would benefit from!
Sometime at the end of April I started an 8 week Wellness Challenge for work and I’ve been completing my daily check-ins. They are walk 10,000 steps, reduce stress, and sleep 8 hours. I’ve been getting the steps in pretty consistently (based on my Galaxy S6 data) but obviously not so much on the stress end of things or with the sleep. I think I’ve hit 8 hours once in the 5 weeks, but I usually wake up on my own before my alarm even goes off which makes me think that it is ok.
Crossfit – I was able to go 5 of the 13 times I would normally attend. This works out to be every time that I could go based on our schedules. Christy worked a week of weekdays so we could travel home and then flying and closing messed up a couple of more times. I need to get better at doing some type of body weight WOD at home.
Running – 29.1 miles – I’ve been running fairly consistently on Saturday mornings with the Team World Vision crew. This is the bulk of my mileage. Last week’s run had to be aborted due to a flat tire! With summer coming and living near Wirth I’m hoping to increase my mileage!
Biking – 31.9 miles – What a drastic change from last month! With the moving and weird schedules I had to do more daycare drop-off than normal so that cut into some of my bike commuting. My new commute isn’t actually too much shorter, but overall a more scenic ride – no more semis and downtown traffic! The entire ride is still almost exclusively on bike infrastructure.
Dating – I don’t recall going on any kid-less dates this month. Oops! Does going to closing count as a date? Maybe the most expensive date ever!!
June will be a less stressful month as I’ll be winding down with work. I’m actually going to a lot of training in June, which won’t be ideal. However sitting in a training is probably less-stressful than regular work. We shall see. My June goals are to watch a TED talk and do push-ups every day. I’ll probably just end up watching 30 TED talks catching a few on the weekends and I’m going to say at least 10 push-ups is the minimum that will count.