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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Working Out With Kids

I'm really trying to train for next year's March for the Cure 5K. Yes, a 5K is only 3.2ish miles. But that's IN A ROW. Timed. So girl-who-has-never-ran-over-a-mile-in-a-row has to train.

But I have a 3-year-old and a baby.

So I run when Daddy is home to watch them. I run with them in the double stroller. I go to Jazzercise when the weather is bad or my muscles are too tired to run and for some strength training. I stretch at home, on the floor with the kids. I do push-ups and sit-ups (attempt, not do...attempt is a far more accurate word :/...yikes) with Ander. I do Loki lifts. (Twenty-plus pounds of solid lard, people. TWENTY. At 6 months!)

It's hard to work out and have kids.

I miss Strollerfit classes, but know I couldn't have done them with these two kids.

So I run.

If anyone else runs really, really, really slow and wants to do a mile and a half with me, let me know.



Derwinicus said...

I know. It's so hard to exercise with two. I'm trying to do yoga at night now once the kids are in bed because I can't do it in the mornings. Once Aidan starts sleeping better, I'm going to get up early and workout then but who knows when that will be?! I can't wait to not be sleep deprived anymore!!!

Marnie said...

Ugh! Me! Me! I'm signed up for a 5K at the end of May and haven't run in 6 weeks. The only time I can run is after the toddler is in bed (or early in the morning before everyone wakes, but yuck), and the infant has decided that that's just not going to happen, not on her watch. Motivate me!!!