Whew. I am in such a good mood! Thank goodness. Last week was definitely ho-hum, but I’m looking forward to the upcoming holiday. The Husband and I are doing a a July 4th race (a 4-miler), and I’m entering the stroller division with Henry. Can’t wait!
So. About last week’s workouts…
Like the rest of the week, my workouts kind of sucked (in comparison to what I should be doing for my upcoming tris). Falling down the stairs and getting into a car accident does that to a woman. Could’ve been a lot worse, and I still squeezed in four decent workouts, so I’ll call it a wash.
Monday: 1000 yard swim + 2 mile treadmill run
Wednesday: 5K run with jogging stroller
Thursday: Spin class
Friday: Spin class at FlyWheel Charlotte
Have you guys been to FlyWheel? My fellow spin lovers would, well, LOVE IT. I’m accustomed to my gym’s spin classes, but FlyWheel really takes it to the next level. I went to meet with the studio’s marketing manager to discuss a Ramblin Rose partnership, and afterwards, we took a class together. I loved how the bikes were in ‘stadium seating’ and how all the lights were turned off. You could choose to be added to the ‘Power Board’ (a TV screen in the front of the room) and would occasionally ‘race’ other riders on the board. It added a competitive element and was really fun. I only wish they had childcare! I’d love to go to FlyWheel regularly.
After taking Saturday and Sunday off, I felt a lot better this morning and managed to go for a run. I have a wound on my foot from the car accident (long story) and it makes wearing sneakers uncomfortable. Nothing that a Band-Aid can’t help, thankfully.
This morning, I was thinking about how much stuff I take with me on runs when I bring Henry. If Henry is with me, I need:
Henry (of course)
Cup of cereal for him to munch on
Big boy sippy cup
Back-up bottle in case sippy cup doesn’t cut it
A hat for Henry
Sunscreen for Henry
iPhone and ear buds for me
A hat for me
Running clothes and shoes
A water bottle
It’s horrible! But I’ve learned the hard way that it’s better to be uber-prepared when you’re running with a toddler than to not bring enough snacks and toys. A screamfest when you’re two miles from home is no good.
When I run by myself, I boycott bringing extras and only bring my hat and iPhone and earbuds. I used to religiously wear a GPS watch, but I don’t care about my specific times or exact distances anymore, so I leave that at home.
What do you bring on your runs?