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After school today, I had every intention to run. Rich had to leave for work, so I was going to take the boys out in the jogger.
But first, Rowen H-A-D to have a bowl of cereal, in that “my little toddler life my just end right now if I don’t get it” sort of way.
And when he was done, he HAD to have another one. This skinny 3 year old only has a few pounds on his 1 year old brother. He always acts too busy to be bothered to eat, so if he wants seconds, I’m not denying him!
Finally, he’s finished. Diaper change for Kain. A trip to the potty for Rowen (no pee on the IronB.O.B. please), and outfit changes for both , because after all, 60 degrees is chilly to us S.C. folks.
And then…the sun started to go down. Fine for a solo run, not safe in my neighborhood with two kids and this beast of a stroller A run just wasn’t meant to be today.
But imagine my excitement a few hours later when BOTH kids went to bed by 6:25 pm (let’s ignore the fact that this means I will be up at 5:00 am with them tomorrow morning). I eyed the exercise bike in the corner and dragged it out in front of the T.V. Such is the life of a mom, grab the workout wherever you can! I channel flipped for literally two seconds and found the XTERRA triathlon world championships. SCORE! Instant motivation, it was totally meant to be!
I peddled as fast as my legs would let me and discovered three things:
1) I’m totally adding an Xterra race to my “to do” list (you know, after I learn to swim and all).
2) Even on the highest setting the seat on this exercise bike does NOT go high enough for my poor knees, and I’m only 5’7″ (that’s the same one we have, isn’t it cute? LOL! )
3) wow cycling is hard, especially when you only get on a bike a few times a year.
Topped it off with day #1 of the 100 pushup challenge (I’m in the middle group, started with 6,6,4,4,8…all with near perfect form, not girly style either!) , a little core work, and I am BEAT.
One of my 2010 goals is to be better at cross training and to start a resistance training program. I LOVE to run (obviously), but really slack off working out the rest of my muscle groups. And I know I can only benefit from it.
So my question to all of you….what do you do for cross training? And triathletes… swimming/biking/running doesn’t count for you, that’s a given. HA! Seriously though, how many of you cross train/strength train, and how often?
Happy Running friends!