My mileage - 58 miles. And just about every step was fun, easy, and pain free. That makes me smile! I did take 2.5 weeks off from the end of July into August. My first day back to running was 8/8.
I've done quite a bit of running with the kids. Which is always fun. Tucker is needing a little more encouragement, but it's all good.
Here's my progress:
I feel stronger and more in shape than I have in a long time. And the strength workouts were only 30 minutes a day. That was easily done during bath time, sometimes I even did what I could while making dinner, and then finished up after dinner. Mom's need to be creative with our workout times!
On another note, school started last week. I do really love my job. But it gets a little more challenging to fit in running after school and we all know that I'm not very good at running at 4:30 in the morning. Last Tuesday Tucker had Open House and soccer practice. Which made time to run a little challenging. Thankfully Ward wasn't working that night (he usually is working) - so I left Tucker and Izzy at soccer practice with Ward and ran home. Which meant running up a huge hill. But I took it on like a boss.
Next week, Izzy starts dance - so it's going to get a little more challenging. But it's all good. I've got a plan!
Last Monday, Ward and I had planned on spending the day at the beach. But it wasn't exactly a beach day, so we took them hiking instead. All three kids were fantastic! Izzy hiked far more than I thought she would. Such a trooper!
One thing worth mentioning and that I am very happy to share with my readers is a new app I have downloaded onto my phone. I usually run with my phone - for GPS, taking pictures, and for emergencies. Then I was contacted by the creator of ReactMobile - a free app - designed for immediate alerts to those you choose to be alerted (individuals, Facebook, twitter) , as well as automatic contact with 911 with just a touch of the screen. Luckily I haven't had to use it, and I hope I never do. But I did play around with it a little bit, and it alerted Ward immediately with texts and emails. He, of course, called me immediately to make sure I was okay. Great! It worked! Just one more added piece of security. I love it! You can check out the video here to see how it works.
How was your August?