Guys, summer break is in full swing here and the girls and I have been having some fun! We wrote out a summer bucket list (cute printable from Eye Candy Creative Studio) and we’re doing a great job of checking things of so far! We’ve had playdates with friends, gone bowling, seen a movie, went swimming, and Cupcake is learning how to machine sew!
Having both kids home makes running a little trickier for me. Cupcake is too big for a stroller (and I wouldn’t want to push her plus Pumpkin anyway!), she’s too young to run and she doesn’t have the patience to bike that long either. And she can’t keep the pace. Last year I did a lot of my running in the evening, but I much prefer morning running. Luckily I’ve been able to make that work so far this summer as our YMCA allows outdoor running while the kids are in child watch!
Friday was National Donut Day, so a group of MRTT moms and kids got together for a donut dash! We met at our local bike path and ran a mile, then headed across the street to a great little local donut shop.
Usually I would run on Saturday morning, but we had a class at the zoo, so I skipped it as I didn’t want to feel rushed. I wouldn’t call this a rest day, though because we walked around the zoo all day!
I got my run in on Sunday. Just 5.25 miles. Since I’m not training for anything I just ran what I felt like running. Stopped when I felt like stopping.
Monday we headed to the Y in the morning for my favorite class, Group Power. After the Y we headed to the arboretum and went on a hike (or as Cupcake prefers to call it, a nature walk). I hiked with a toddler on my back the whole time.
Tuesday I hit the streets for a run, but my Garmin battery was low, so I cut my outdoor run short (after 1.5 miles) and went inside and did a fast mile on the treadmill, for a total of 2.5 miles. I then spent 30 minutes in the weight room. Also, my left eye was super duper red and scratchy so I had to wear my glasses. Wearing my glasses while working out is the pits!
Wednesday I squeezed in 30 minutes of strength training including lots of abs and push ups before the girls’ swim lesson at the Y. And then it was trail run night! It was a gorgeous night, too!!
Thursday morning I met up with an MRTT buddy to hit the road again and break in my new shoes (3.5 miles).
I’ve got a 5K farm race coming up this weekend, but I’m running that one for fun. It’s supposed to be super hot on Saturday and the race starts pretty late. I’m looking forward to the milkshake at the end!!
What have you got on tap this weekend?