I did it.
I succumbed to peer pressure. . . thanks a lot Sue.
I have officially signed up for the St. Paul Winter Carnival Half Marathon.
I think this will be my 4th time doing it??? Sue – is that right?
And I have officially started training. . . Did an 10 mile long run this week. Ok, so it was on the treadmill while watching an documentary on climbing Mount Everest on Netflix Instant Play on my iPad. <—still totally counts as training.
I have been logging in some longer miles over the past few weeks. Slowly trying to inch my weekly mileage up a little higher. I averaged about 25 miles per week in December.
I know that it is something that everyone struggles with – when to fit in a workout. Especially when you are working full time. . . and even more so now, with a baby!
I usually try to get my longer runs in on the weekend, so I don’t have to worry about missing out on bath time or bedtime with Luke on the weeknights. I take Mondays off, because Scott is home all day with Luke and I know, because I stay at home with him on Fridays, that after being with a 8 month old all day, it is really really nice when the other person comes home! I try to fit in a quick run on Tuesdays, usually not more than 30 minutes. Wednesdays I teach aerobics at the YMCA, so that is y workout that day. Thursday – I try to do a repeat of Tuesday if Scott is willing and able! And Fridays, I try to fit in a run during naptime. . . which is dangerous because I can have time for 5 miles and a shower and lunch or I can be interrupted at mile 2.
Scott takes the treadmill in the morning for his runs. Which is fine by me – I am not a morning exerciser person – I am a sleep until the last possible second and then for 5 more minutes type of person!
It’s always a work in progress. I will always want to fit in more miles into the week. . . but there is this very important thing in life called balance. And that is what it is all about!