The week has been good and frustrating all at once. I’ve decided that I want to run a half marathon before we have another baby. I have 3 in mind that I could train for but this becomes the challenge for me: I have a 7 and a half month old baby, and a husband who is very busy at work and is currently in the running to be elected as a school trustee in our area. So my question to you busy running moms is how do you fit it in? I think my main frustration is that this goes beyond my desire and my wanting to put myself first. I don’t have babysitters readily available (neither set of parents live anywhere near us) and the husband rarely comes home when he’s supposed to. There’s got to be a way right? It’s probably easier than I think. My main solution is to invest in a treadmill so that I can take advantage of A’s naps or downtime to get a run in when going outside isn’t an option. That, unfortunately, has been vetoed 8 ways from Sunday by hubby who doesn’t want to spend the money and doesn’t think we have the space for one.
I can’t help but find it ironic that once I’m back at work in February, I’ll have access to our work gym again, which is in my building and open 24/7 so I will have options. But do I really want to wait until then to run. Absolutely not! I guess for now, I will continue to try out different things and see if something sticks. I can do short runs with baby in the jogging stroller but even he only lasts so long before he wants out.
In other news, I posted my first giveaway and you do NOT want to miss out on that action! Read about how you can win a 3 month membership Pete Cohen’s nutrition program. Yes…that Pete Cohen! Shazaam! I told you it was going to be Epic! Now go enter or else I’m keeping it for myself
Buff’n’Tough Challengers! How are you guys doing?! You are over halfway to the end! Week 5 starts this week. This is what I want you to do: Step it up! You’ve had 4 weeks to get into the groove, get comfortable, and develop a routine. Now I want you to take it to the next level! Your goal this week is to increase the intensity of your workout! Suggestions are to add/increase your weight, increase reps, try something new! Doing pushups with your knees on the ground? Try giving me a few with your knees off the ground. Hit the comments below and tell me how you’re going to re-challenge yourself!
To everyone doing my challenge AND Rachel’s movement challenge: hats off to you! I know you can handle both challenges and I’m super proud of you for doing it! We’re gonna have one tough crew of mamas!
To our Mamavation Finalists, good luck girls! This is going to be a tough, tough week for you but know that you have my support and I’m here for you all! *hugs*
Congrats to Amanda, our wonderful Sista of the Week! Love you girl! You’re awesome!!
Have a great week everyone and Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!