Well, I took a break from the T25 program. Not because I wasn’t enjoying myself and feeling like I was getting a good workout. I took a break because I have been able to get out and enjoy a nice jog a few times throughout the past two weeks. Our crap-tastic Ohio weather has varied enough of the last two weeks that I can get outside at least three times throughout the week.
This has allowed me to get in some practice with the jogging stroller. I’m pretty sure that my kid thinks I’m drunk while pushing her because I don’t seem capable of pushing it in a straight line. However, I am working on turning the stroller just slightly instead of quick turns (no more hugging the inside corner on turns 😦 ). I also seem to be a bit slow because I’m not sure if there is a safe speed to go while using the stroller. I’m sure I’m just being overly cautious and I will get over that hump, but for now I’m quite the tortoise.
Over the last two weeks I have been able to increase my distance with each run. I’m still slow, but I’m getting further each time. I know that once I get enough distance my shorter runs will increase in speed as well. I can push myself a little bit harder for a 5k once I can run 8 miles at slightly slower speeds.
Taking a look ahead for the week, the weather seems to be cooperating! We may even hit 70 degrees by the end of the week! I am planning my running days on Monday, Tuesday (weather pending), Thursday and Friday (also weather pending). I hate that I seem to be a fair weather runner these days, but I can not drag the little one out in the rain. On the days that I can not get out and run, I WILL put the T25 program into the dvd player and get a good workout in regardless of my excuses.
Hope everyone gets the chance to get out and enjoy the weather, no matter what activity you or your family decide to partake in. Always remember to stay confident, stay fit and to be you! I’m cheering for you!!!
PS. Hailey is 8 months old today! In just a few months we can start using the bike trailer as well!!!!