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.