Two great days of workouts!
First things first: Yesterday, I ran a 5K with my neighbor Christine. Everyone, please look at Christine’s jogging stroller. Yes. That is a TRIPLET stroller.
My stroller weights about 45 pounds with Henry; hers weighs over 95 pounds with her babies in it. NINTY FIVE POUNDS! Also, when I ran to her house to pick her and the girls up, she said, “I hope you don’t mind how much the stroller slows me down… I run like 9-minute miles with it.” I laughed really, really hard.
I pushed the triplets’ stroller for about 0.25 mile and seriously thought I was going to die. Super intense. She said pushing Henry was a breeze in comparison.
Running with Christine was extremely motivating. It was like, “Dang, if she can train with triplets, I can definitely find the time to train with just one.” (She WON a half marathon a few months ago.) It’s all about find a way to make it work, right?
Speaking of making it work, I made it to spin class this morning! This was a huge accomplishment for me.
I wrote earlier how I’ve been struggling to make it to spin because classes tend to be early in the morning or run into Henry’s nap. After my run with Christine, I decided to just stop making excuses and DO IT. I really want to be faster this upcoming tri season, and the bike is by far my weakest leg, and I know the only way to get faster is to train harder.
I got up at 6:30 and started to get all the morning’s chores out of the way… Feed Henry, pump (down to one pump a day – it is glorious), feed the animals, eat a peanut butter sandwich, give Henry eggs and broccoli, dress him, change into my spin clothes, find a water bottle, find my cycle shoes, get in the car, encounter rush hour (doh!), get to the gym, drop him off at childcare… And then – I MADE IT. I was so chuffed that I actually got to class. And it was an awesome spin session. Now that I know I can *make it work* (as long as I go into hyperdrive!), I’m going to go more often.
Who inspires your workouts? A neighbor like Christine is definitely motivating!
I’m tired just thinking of that…I’m sure when she doesn’t have babies in hand, she’s probably FLYING!