Happy Victoria Day to my fellow Canucks! I love long weekends! Even being on maternity leave, I still love them because it means I (hopefully) get an extra day with hubby at home to help with the kids and to do fun stuff together as a family.
Training last week went well. I ran 2 days and on the 3rd day was faced with a dilemma. It was a fairly nice but windy day out. The kids were antsy and I didn’t want to leave them alone with hubby, who had been under the weather all week and busy at work. He was tired, the kids were grumpy and I didn’t feel right about ditching them for 40 minutes to go and run. So my only option was the ditch the workout all together right?
Remember last week when I talked about how to exercise when you don’t necessarily have support? Well part of my strategy in getting that done is to be respectful of my hubby and his needs too. He needed a bit of quiet time to rest and I needed to get my own fitness wiggles out. So I took 2 year old Fit Boy for a bike ride instead.
Friends of ours generously lent us their double Chariot for the summer and fall as they don’t need it right now and knew we had a need for a double anything to get through the nicer months. Baby O is still too little to go in there but Fit Boy isn’t. So I put his helmet on, buckled him in and off we went on a 11.5km bike ride. I had a great time pulling him behind me. This was only his second time and first long bike ride in the trailer so he was still a bit unsure about the whole thing but he said very timidly at the end that he had had fun. This left hubby at home with only the baby, who is typically quite content to just be held and showered with attention (such vanity in a 3 month old!).
Today we are relaxing as a family and hopefully, I will be out running again at some point today.
How do you incorporate your fitness when your plans start to unravel?