It has been another busy and blessed week in the Shepherd household! It feels good to be sitting down writing this blog post. Last Sunday, we spent the day at the soccer field and my oldest daughter brought home a second place medal from her soccer tournament! Woo hoo! My week went like this:
Monday: I signed up to run a four mile race in Hattiesburg for the four lives lost in the tornadoes that came through back in January. My daughter’s championship game was at the same time as the race so I didn’t run it. My husband was kind enough to take me to pick up my race shirt and bag. I ran my 4 miles for the tornado victims Monday morning. #pinebeltstrong
Tuesday: I ran my fastest 4 miles in MONTHS at 10:26 pace using the same run/walk method (run 2 minutes, walk 30 seconds). To have a 10:26 pace running and walking means my run intervals were between 9:30 and 9:45! That made me very happy! I had to jump for joy at the end of this run! This run helped me finish the month of February with just over 70 miles! That’s also the most miles I’ve logged in a very long time!
For my Tuesday afternoon class, we did “stations” which is where I set up stations around the studio and they did each exercise for 30 seconds, rest 10 seconds and rotate. I had two upper body stations, one for legs, one for core, and one cardio station. The ladies really seemed to like it.
Friday: I learned late Thursday night, a former classmate and my Senior prom date, Joel, had passed away. I got up Friday morning and went Birthday shopping for my son and decided to go ahead and run before getting the kids from school. I dedicated my 5 miles to Joel and his family. He was a really good guy and I was pretty shaken up when I heard he had passed away.
Saturday: our little man turned 6 years old! He’s my third baby and he’s not a baby any more. He’s a big boy who will start his second season of Tball soon! Check out those Star Wars cupcakes! We also went to my middle daughter’s dance recital Saturday night. Cayne was a trooper sitting through 2 hours of dancing. He didn’t mind much. He likes girls already 😳. Our beautiful dancer, Addy!
Sunday: we had Cayne’s birthday party today after church. We are taking a moment to rest since we’ve been wide open the last couple of days.