9 miles @ 8:27 average with Emilee and Jo! Both of them have entered the taper for their marathon which they are thrilled about. Their training cycle has been incredible to watch, I cannot wait to see so many new PRs from everyone on June 5th.
Random topic of the day but it is a question that I get a lot—> How do I make running work with littles? I’m a few years away from Brooke being able to babysit (she is so eager to do this already… she asks me almost every day) while I run but until then this is what works for us. Andrew works 3 days a week so that gives me the rest of the week to be able to run in the mornings without arranging anything! On the days that Andrew is working I either go early before he leaves, I hire a babysitter or sometimes I go over to my mom’s house and run from there. I have my nieces (they love to come over after school to babysit and yay for summer coming up so they are available more in the mornings) and a few different options very close to me which is so helpful. I think paying for someone to watch my kids while I run is a fabulous investment into my mental health and Andrew fully agrees:) My entire day goes better after being outside (no matter what the temperature) and I think it is so worth every dime. I also always have the option of my treadmill if I need it to get in the miles. The thing getting me up out of bed to run when I am up during the night with kids = the next 15 hours. Getting up and moving for an hour will make the 15 hours after that so much better for everyone involved. PS I’m sure I could get a double running stroller but I have no idea how in the world people are able to run while pushing MULTIPLE kids. Pushing one at a time is hard enough for me so I’m not sure how I would do two!
I LOVE hearing how everyone makes running fit into their busy lives so share with me how you do it in the comments.
Summer break is almost here! I’m excited for slower mornings together and all of the splash pads and pools. Yep, shoes on the wrong feet again.
It always feels weird when it is just the two of us!
All of Andrew’s schooling is online currently which means on the days he is home from work and doing school, it is easy to leave Beck at home napping while I do things with the other kids. It makes running errands 400 times easier. Andrew and I are both really hoping that he can continue with the 3 x 12 (well, 13 hours in reality) shifts a week once he is a Nurse Practitioner. It really offers a lot of flexibility for our family and Andrew loves getting a big chunk of the work week done all at once in one day.
Skye changed into running clothes as soon as we got home.
Andrew and I both hit a wall hard yesterday as you can tell.
It was a Beehive Meals kind of a night… You just take one of their frozen meals and put it in the crockpot. Meatloaf, rolls and broccoli.
I spent some time last night attempting to help my legs with the soreness STILL there from Saturday’s trail run. I have mile repeats to do today but I’ll play it by ear with how my body is feeling. Seventeen days until race day and keeping healthy is the #1 goal and the speed can wait if it needs to!
And a few more random things…
*Beck tested out the hot tub water for the first time (it’s just warm, not hot so the kids can get in) and he was a fan.
*Porch chats with her… simplicity = my favorite.
*This 10 minute video from the 2021 Barkley Marathon is AMAZING.
How do you fit running or exercise into your life?
Working people or those with a spouse/partner working… Is your job flexible?
Tell me about a crazy race you have either seen happen, heard about or done yourself!
Have a meal that a lot of people like that you don’t like at all?