Happy Friday everyone!
Has this been a really long week or what? I’ve been feeling fatigued despite getting to bed earlier than usual. Plus, I think my allergies might be kicking in from everything blooming. These next few weeks are going to be my highest mileage in marathon training. It’s serious business time so I can’t be sidelined with anything!
My fatigue might have something to do with my little “easy” run on Tuesday. I refused to run 8 miles on the treadmill. Instead, I split up the run. I did four in the morning and another four outside later in the afternoon since it was absolutely gorgeous. Oh, did I mention I thought it would be a good idea to push the kiddos in the double stroller? Ha.Ha. Ha. The joke was on me. It had been almost 6 months since the last stroller run. Obviously I forgot that the words easy and stroller run don’t go together. Needless to say they’ve put on some weight and it was anything but easy. Holy bananas!
My two little coaches didn’t think I was working hard enough. “Faster, Mama!” was said multiple times. Maybe I need to incorporate more stroller training runs to build “mental toughness.” 😉
I get asked a lot about how I find time for exercise. I have a job. I have kids. I have a husband. I have commitments. I’ll let you in on a little secret. You MAKE the time for it! You can’t wait for it to happen. Planning and scheduling is key. A lot of people think that it takes hours and hours to get a good workout in. Trust me – It doesn’t. It can be as little as 20 minutes. You’ve got 20 minutes, right?
I did this workout yesterday while my kiddos were playing. I set a 20 minute timer on my phone and got to it. No fancy equipment needed. Of course, being the great coaches that they are, they gave me added resistance by sitting on me for the push ups, planks and wall sits. Isn’t that sweet of them? This left me a sweaty mess and I got a little strength training in as well. I call that time well spent!
Enjoy and have a great weekend!
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