Today was such a beautiful day there was no reason to not get out and “run”! It felt absolutely amazing. Inside I am trying to hold in my excitement for the Spring as tomorrow it could be snowing, after all I live in Colorado. But I have realized that the nice weather makes it so much more fun to get activity in. Even my son upon asking him if he wanted to go for a run in the stroller, ran to the garage with excitement.
A mile and a half later, full bladder and a sleepy little one we made it home.
It is sad how life seems to take over the truly fun things! Every once and a while you need to remind yourself what you love to do and how much it’s worth to you. My husband and I used to visit the gorgeous Colorado mountains at least 3 times a month, but with work, a house and now kids things seem to change. Sometimes we forget to make time for the things that truly matter to us. With a blossoming business (strengthtrain4life.com) keeping us busy nearly every weekend, we were very surprised to not see anything on the calendar for this upcoming weekend. Always having something to do at home, I know that we would have found something to keep us busy. However, we decided to take a trip to our family cabin to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I’m typing this with my feet are propped up in front of the fire as I lay back in a comfy recliner. It sure feels good to relax.
Before you relax you of course need to move a little! The family and I decided to take a hike/walk around the property with the dogs. It was cold and blowing so we didn’t last long, but we’re glad we decided to make the trip. We won’t let a little wind and snow get in our way of a fun romp around the property. As seen above our little one was bundled to the maxes and stuffed into our pack to make the hike with us. He LOVED every moment of it, giggling and talking the whole 1.10 miles we walked. I am grateful for my beautiful and adventurous family – more mountain trips will be penciled into our schedule this summer!!
January Distance Challenge – 15 miles down, 35 miles to go!
Today’s workout was a great start to the day. My energy is getting better and better. At this point I do make sure that I am allowing my heart rate to come back down to “normal” in between each set to ensure I am providing the baby with enough oxygen. Personally I like to wear a heart rate monitor when working out to watch my heart rate. For myself when my heart rate gets over 165 beats per minute I make sure to allow myself time to rest until my heart rate drops below 140. This helps me ensure I do not get light headed when working out!