The winter weather is definitely here. My fleece lined leggings are getting quite a bit of use! I really need to get second pair! Especially since they have a patch on the knee from when I fell last winter.
I passed up my patch pants on Saturday for my pink pants for a 6 mile run. I was still suffering a bit from a head cold and didn’t feel up to the 10 miles some of the group was doing. And I wanted more than the 3 some of the others did. I had a friend who wanted to do more than 3 and I helped her get to 6 (10:23 min/mile).Sunday was a rest day, as usual.
Monday I was up early in an attempt to workout before the kids woke up, but they woke up early, too, but I managed to squeeze in a dance cardio video and strength training session before we headed out for some family fun since hubby had the day off for the holiday.
Tuesday I hit the trail with a friend and my little running buddy in her BOB for a 3 mile run (10:30 min/mile) in some super cold weather and wind! It was only 9 degrees. Thank goodness for the weather shield to keep Pumpkin warm. My MRTT magnet had been flipped the day before, so I got to flip it back.
I felt like changing things up on Wednesday, so I did 15 minutes of a strength training circuit, 15 minutes dance cardio and 15 minutes of yoga core before the kids woke up. And then I got the call that it was a snow day! So I also got a bit of a workout in shoveling the driveway and sidewalk in the afternoon.
On Thursdays I run. Even when there is snow on the ground. Pushing a stroller in snow is another ballgame, though. Luckily a lot of the road had been cleared so I only had to run in snow on some roads or in some spots. Pumpkin and I got in 3.68 miles (9:46 min/mile) and I rocked the patched up knee pants for the second run this week.
This morning I did a quick Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred video because I had a little one watching me. It’s only 25 minutes, which is about the length of time a toddler can tolerate momma working out and not paying attention to her. But by the time I had finished she had dozed off on the couch. She’s so cute!
I really like the 3 day run, 3 day cross train schedule and as long as I can get up before the kids it works out really well.
I also got the ridiculous idea to sign up for a DietBet this week. I needed a bit of motivation to work off the few pounds I put on last year. And I figured it would help me stick to my exercise plan when I don’t feel like waking up on cold, dark mornings. So far so good.
We’re supposed to get some snow today, so tomorrow’s run should be fun! I’ll tell you all about it next week! Have a great weekend!