back to school season

I am convinced that my allergies are wearing me down. I just feel lethargic and my throat / sinuses feel sore. I am hoping some Sudafed turns my day around.

We had a busy day at our house, so my training plans took a backseat for just a bit. Bowie landed a soccer try-out for a club team, so we rushed into town to get new cleats and shin guards, since he had outgrown his last pair. Then we rushed over to school for “meet the teacher night” and dropped off his 879834 pounds of supplies. After chatting a minute with his 4th grade teacher, I hauled butt to the other side of town to get him to his tryout. (It went really well! He was offered a spot on the team!)

While at soccer, we had our oldest son, Emery, take Dane to “meet the teacher night” for 6th grade. Dane moved up to the junior high this year, so he is in orientation today. (As is Satchel, who is a freshman). Bowie is the only one with a full day of school today. Tatum has “meet the teacher” tonight and will start kindergarten tomorrow. Emery doesn’t start college until next week.

So yeah… lots of school stuff.

When I got hoIMG_9859me, I decided to do a light arm workout since I had to miss yoga. I did low weight and lots of reps. It is my first weight lifting since I became sick – so it felt kind of good to get back to it… I definitely felt a bit weak in my limbs but I am encouraged since this was the first I have even considered lifting in over a year.


After arms, I jumped on the bike trainer for half an hour. I have found it goes a little faster for me if I put the Olympics on, mute the TV, and play music from Spotify. Last night I listened to some grungy stoner-rock. (Which, if you like such music, you should listen to Atomic Bitchwax’s newest. Really good for some aggressive pedaling!)


A couple fun things… If you are looking to get into a fun core routine, the Oiselle Volee – Iowa invite you to join us over the next week to participate in our Dirty Dozen Challenge. Just do the workout, snap a picture of your favorite exercise and hashtag it #OiselleIA and I will re-gram it. Fun!


And in case you missed it yesterday, I am taking part in a promotion with prAna and Organic Valley. Details to come, but you can join in with 15% prAna apparel through end of September with code “prAnaFallStyle16.”

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