On top of it all, I'm such a fabulous Aunt that I offered to take my sister's kids from Thursday through Sunday, so they even got to come to my school with me. They're 10, 6 & 5 and absolutely
So, with everything going on, I barely had time for my workouts, let alone keeping up with everyone's blogs. After dinner tonight, I let them choose a movie so I have a few moments to catch up on things.
I was able to get in all of my P90X workouts this week, although I only made it 30 mins through the Yoga DVD. I hope I can increase my time with this one each week until I can get through the entire 90mins.
I had to skip one running day - a 4 miler on Thursday. However, I kept up with everything else and had the BEST 10 miler this afternoon. I typically run my long runs on Sat morning, but had to wait until the afternoon once my husband got up (he works nights). I fed everyone lunch and headed out the door. The only other 10 miler I ran was at the nearby metropark on a paved trail, so I was worried about this one around the neighborhood.
I had a great route planned out, mostly on dirt roads outside of the city and they went FABULOUSLY! I NEVER doubted myself the entire time. Typically on my long runs greater than 8 miles, I doubt myself and give myself 'outs' to turn home early. Even though I've never cut the runs short, the thought usually crosses my mind. This time, I didn't really think about the run at all until mile 9 went by and then the thought was, "Wow! It's almost over!" I got in just under 2 hours and never felt better!
Perhaps I just needed some "me time" after a veryintensivechildrenconstantlyinmyface week. And it felt glorious! I'm so glad my husband was up to it (he's not really a kid-person) and that the run went so well.
It's supposed to be 70+ tomorrow and I can't wait to go to the park! We might even hit the paths at the metropark, although I'm not sure how far the 5 & 6 year old will go. We will see in the morning!