Monday, May 3, 2010

Back at it!

After the 1/2 I was still recovering from a leg injury and so I just slowed down.  In fact, in a month I think I ran twice, so there is your mileage update for April - probably 17 miles (that includes the 1/2!).  I really focused on my eating.  I was able to maintain my weight without too much exercise besides the day to day routine of running after the 3 boys.

I was told by my dr a few wks ago to start doing more cross training.  So I swam last week and got on my bike a few times.  My leg felt great and so I'm back at it again!

It was brutal yesterday - 90 degrees!  I decided to run 2 miles and then bike.  Well I was thinking the bike was going to last longer than it did.....I only lasted 3 miles.  It was soooo hot.  Tonight I took a nice 3 mile run.  While it was still hot it was bearable. 

Before my run I was waiting for hubby to get home from baseball with our eldest.  I jumped about 600 jumps with my jump rope while the kids road their bikes.  I love doing things like that.  I need to be outdoors with them, but when they are on their bikes they don't need me, so I can still watch them while exercising.  So many people complain or comment about - how do you have time, you have all those kids - I fit it in!  I make it a priority.  If you don't have a jump rope - get one or you can do squats or jumping jacks.  I then got on my bike and we all road bikes together.  I also practiced a few transitions in preparation for my upcoming race.  They love being a part of my practice sessions.

1 comment:

Kristine said...

If you don't have a jump rope you can still do it without the rope. Maybe not as effective but it works. Then you can do it in the house too :)