Despite running 10 miles on Saturday, I still had 2 miles to run for the week on Sunday. I don’t like to run twice on the weekend as I like to spend time with my family and if I do have “me” time, I want to do something besides run (not to mention I had sore quads from the hills of the race). So, if I didn’t have the 20 mile goal, I totally would not have run on Sunday.
Sunday was warm and humid, so I dressed in my running clothes right after church, figuring I’d find some point to go for a short run. Shoo and I decided it was time to de-“mom my ride“. I drive a civic, so one would think it wouldn’t take much, but OMG! Under all the trash and dirt, we found baby toys and Shoo turns 4 in a month LOL.
As a reward for helping me, I took the boys and their bikes and scooters to a local playground that has a nice paved path. Both boys had a good time riding and it occurred to me – why not join them. Luckily, I had garmin on, so I started running the path while Jones rode his scooter. If you ever want to truly fartlek, try that on a hilly path, running next to a scooter. The path was about .1 mile and we’d go about a 10 minute pace uphill and then fly down the downhill. I managed to get in a mile and a half chasing the kids and it was a HARD workout.
We ended up heading home just as it was starting to rain. I dropped the kids with Beer Geek and ran a really quick half mile loop. It wasn’t quite pouring, so it actually felt pretty good.
Score! Another 20 mile week in the bag!
10 thoughts on “A mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do”
Nice! Sounds like a fun *workout* (lol) I have that same "20miles/week" goal – I have no idea why it's 20miles…but it always feels good when I get there 🙂
Creative way to get in the extra distance while spending family time. 🙂
Way to squeeze in the miles when you can. The life of a Mom! 🙂
Nice job on being creative with getting those 2 miles in!
Great way to get your 2 miles in! I'm sure your boys loved it.
you're so right, you gotta do what you gotta do 🙂 well done!
Way to go! I bet the boys liked "working out" with mom too!
Your car sounds like Teh 'Bride's:Who knows WHAT is beneath all those piles … but, more to the point, who would really want to find out?
Ha! Way to multitask 😉
Ugh – your car sounds like mine. I can vacuum that thing every week & still not make a dent in that mess!