Wednesday, March 7, 2012

found my groove!

Today is beautiful!  The sun isn't exactly out but the clouds are sparse and the mountain is showing itself.  That's something to smile about!  So I got the tater tots ready {which took nearly 2 hours, oi!} and we headed outside for a jaunt around post!

It was great.  The weather was PERFECT for a run.  And about a mile in I realized that I wasn't hating life!  I wasn't just willing the time to pass so I could be done!  I was EXCITED to keep going!!  My GROOVE!  I found my GROOVE!!  Granted that groove is WAY slower than it used to be but it was so good to be reunited!  The clouds have parted and the angels are singing AHHHHHHH!!!!!!

We ran around post and had to stop every now and then to pick up a toy that was dropped or refill the snacks or wait for cars.  Such is the life of a Mom trying to get in a workout despite having two kids at home with her.  The baby slept the whole time, so at least I had that going for me!  I am so glad we got outside and enjoyed the good weather before another storm hits this weekend. 

I signed us up for our first race of the year!  A St. Patty's day run.  We are all running!  The man in camo is going to wear his ruck sack and make it a ruck run in training for a 12 mile ruck march he has coming up in a few weeks.  The three big kids are going to run with me while I push the two little kids in the stroller!  It will be J-man's first race!  We are going to accessorize in all kinds of fun and crazy green things!  I am so excited.  Races motivate me.  They are so fun and exciting.  It's a great way to help me REALLY get into training again. 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekly Goals

I technically started re-working out a couple weeks ago.  I forgot how difficult it is when a newborn is ruling the roost!  I decided to set smaller goals by the week and see hopefully I will see more success.  So my goals for this week are:

1. Go to bed earlier.  I'm up and down with the baby so I need to go to bed earlier!
2. Portions & Quality.  I need to eat the right amounts of the right foods. 
3. Exercise.  Do SOMETHING every day!  Hard with the two tots needing me but I've got to do SOMETHING each day!

Three things.  That's not hard right?!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Off Roading

This week has been BEAUTIFUL here!  It's been AWESOME!  I decided it was high time I went for a run.  I have been waiting to get the car seat attachment for the stroller but I don't want to shell out 90 bucks for it {that's almost as much as we paid for the stroller!}.  So I just reclined the seat as far as I could and strapped the princess in as best I could.  I think we're going to forgo the car seat attachment.  ANYWAY, I forgot how long it takes to get ready for a run when kids are coming along!  It took me AN HOUR to change, feed and dress them, plus get snacks for the little man along the way.  I'm glad though, it was well worth the extra effort!

This is where we ran {slash walked}.  Along the lake the entire way! 

 They were such good sports!  That trail got a little rough...
 I mean ROUGH!  Do you see those TREES that have fallen across the trail?  These were NOT the big ones either!  I was having to lug and pull and lift and push that double stroller full of tater tots over and under trees.  THAT was a major workout!! 
But the view was stunning!
 And it wasn't ALL rough going
 We saw lots of birds.
We got all the way to the end of the trail only to find that the gate was closed so instead of being able to make a loop.... we had to turn around and go all the way back through the jungle of trees!! 

I couldn't RUN the whole time.  I'm trying so hard to not compare myself with marathon self but it's hard when running a single mile is so difficult!  Frustrating!  Every so often though I would do log jump {instead of box jumps} and I did some push ups.  And one cool thing about being on an Army Post is they have PT stuff EVERYWHERE so along this trail they have stations to do workouts, so I did some monkey bars and incline pushups.  Next time I will try a few more of the stations {after I ask the man in camo what to do with them all!}.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Today's workout:

I love yoga.  I love how it stretches muscles to the max and the burn.  Its relaxing and intense all at once.  Today was FULL of interruptions but I stuck with it and did what I could.  Longing for my stronger more flexible self to hurry up and show up to the party!!  This yoga video has been on my wish list for a little while. 

I sure love me some yoga!

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