Apparently, the weekly wrap up will not be a weekly thing but will occur when my family has a slow and lazy Sunday so I have the chance to think and ponder and write about our week.
This week was a pretty slow and easy week for our family. We didn’t have too much going on so we got a chance to relax and take it easy. The month of May is going to be pretty busy (especially when it comes to running races), so I’ll take slow and easy for now.
I Like to Move It, Move It
Last weekend my daughter and I went for a 3 mile run together. It was her last big “training run” before her 5k next weekend. “Training run” is definitely in quotations because although we have been working with her on training and building up her endurance, we are not really pushing her for speed or excessive amounts of running. She wants to run the 5k race, but we’re letting her call most of the shots. I’m very nervous about making her hate running, which would be dreadful since I love it so much. We are keeping it very fun and low key. Which means our 3-mile run took 45 minutes and involved lots of stopping to admire flowers and a pond and whatever else she wanted to see. This run just happened to coincide with my 700th day of running every single day, so it was a fun way to celebrate. (I can’t believe I’ll hit two years this next month).
My husband and I ran a 5k race with a couple of my friends yesterday. We have a half marathon coming up next weekend, so I wasn’t planning to run this very competitively. It was just nice to get out and enjoy a morning run with some friends. It was a superhero race to spread awareness and raise funds for child abuse, so it was certainly for a great cause and we had a blast. My husband even beat me by a couple minutes! He still hasn’t beat my 5k PR (personal record), so he can’t brag too much just yet.
Next weekend my daughter will run her 5k (with my husband) on Saturday and then on Sunday my husband and I will be running the Michigan Shores Half Marathon, which runs along the shores and through an adorable town near Lake Michigan. I’m so excited!
The last couple of weeks, I finally got back into listening to the audiobook of All the Light We Cannot See. I usually listen while out on my runs, which makes me run very slowly, but it is an enjoyable way to spend a lengthy run. I still have a few hours of listening left to go, so don’t send me any spoilers! Usually, I breeze through fiction books really fast and accomplish nothing else until I’m done with the book, so I’m surprised that this book is taking me so long to get through. I enjoy it while I’m listening, but I’m not as drawn to listening to it as I would expect.
I have also started reading Keep Your Love On by Danny Silk. I’ve been eyeballing this book for a while and wanting to read it. I finally put in a request for the local library to order it (did you know you could do that?) and they did! They automatically hold it for you when your requested book comes in, so I got first dibs. I’m moving through this one very slowly as well, but so far, it is a really great book (all about relationships).
I know I said in the last weekly wrap-up that I would be giving up my reading goal for this year, but I can’t go without reading completely. I’m just intentionally putting reading last on my priority list, so I don’t get to it as often as I normally would and books are taking me forever to read while I focus my attention on other areas.
This weekend I jumped onto the Instastories bandwagon. I’ve been watching other people’s Instastories for a while now and some people put on some really great “shows”. I’m not sure my Instastories are all that exciting, but it has been a fun experience to try these last few days. If you’re interested in catching little snippets of my daily life and family, you are welcome to follow me over on Instagram @tracykulwicki as I dabble in this new experience.
Fun Things to Share
I’m getting excited jump into the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle resources. If you’re reading this before midnight on May 1st, be sure to grab your copy of the Homemaking Bundle before the sale ends. There are so many great resources in this bundle, that I think all moms with kids still at home should get the bundle.
I’ve been using the Dollar Shave Club for several months now and enjoy it just fine. It does tend to save us quite a bit of money on razors. However, I just learned that there is now an All Girl Shave Club that isn’t geared for men, so I’m psyched to order a sample package from them so I can get some pink and girly back in my shaving time again.
I’m planning to start making some changes to my eating habits soon. I think. I’m pretty nervous about this as I already eat fairly healthy, but the changes I’m considering would still be pretty drastic. I’m not necessarily doing it for weight loss (my weight is fine), but for other health reasons (acne, allergies, and occasional headaches to name a few). Basically, I’ll be experimenting with different foods to see if the foods I’m eating might be impacting these small health issues. Eeek! I plan to share my experience as I go but feel free to check out Chalene Johnson’s podcast for some of the background knowledge and research.
I hope you all have a phenomenal week. If you’re not already on my email list, be sure to join now. I’ve got some really fun things planned for the next couple months to celebrate my (two year!!!) run streak and help you tackle a big goal that you might need a little push to achieve. Click here to sign up so you don’t miss a thing.