|We went to the park before our tattoo|
|My niece had a birthday. My sister's bird LOVED Damian.|
|Damian, and my nephew, and Maddox|
helping my dad with his sprinklers.
(That's my parents' backyard, it's huge)
|Damian read to Maddox before bed|
We also went over to spend some time with my Dad, who has had a lot of health problems recently. And to get our family tattoos touched up. I had a really great visit with my parents. And finally remembered to ask them to write something for another tattoo idea I have.
When I got my family tattoo touched up, I asked the guy about running with it, and he said that is likely the reason it got so faded. I rubbed it too much. So I have decided to not run this week. I may go crazy and I'm going to hate myself at the end of the month when I'm trying to get 100 miles done, but I don't want to go back and get this tattoo touched up again. It's painful, and it would just mean that I have to stop running again.
I saw on Facebook that someone had posted a squat challenge (I believe it was Sexy Mother Runner, I can't tag her right now, but you can search for her if you're interested) and decided to get out the old plank challenge I did in November and combine the two. I started on Sunday, and after I was done I did 3 pull-ups on Damian's pull-up bar (that's all I could do, and they weren't in a row). Yesterday I decided to add pull-ups to my "challenge." So I came up with a calendar and this is what I'm doing. I'm aiming for a 5 min plank by the end of June. On Sunday I planked as long as I could and started with that number (1 min) instead of the 20 sec the challenge actually starts with. I originally followed the plan exactly, adding the same amount of time the plan did every day to my higher number, however, I didn't even get to 4 min that way. So I increased the amount of time I added at the beginning of the challenge so I could get to 5 min. =) I'm using a 15lb kettlebell when I squat.
I'm sure you're all sick of my weight posts, but I am pretty proud of myself. Last Wednesday (my official weigh-in day) I weighed 143.8. Friday morning I was right around 144.6 and I said that my goal was to come back from eastern WA with a weigh in of 144.X. Well, yesterday morning I was 143.8 and this morning I was 144.0. Fantastic! =) I'm not expecting a drop tomorrow, but I hope to maintain where I am.
This weekend is another long weekend for me. I have Friday off because I have no daycare (she's going to a graduation) and then next week is my last week of work. It's also the first week in almost 2 months that I will be working a full 5 days because I've taken so much time off lately. I suppose I can suck it up and work 5 days for my last week, but it's going to be rough!! ; )