The past few days have been wicked busy. Between social activities, fitting in fitness, homeschool lessons and more… we are often left with more things to do than time in the day. With less than 5 weeks away from the LA Marathon, getting the miles in and fitting in the training is key for me. Yet, learning and applying the what you can when you can mentality is also a priority.
Yesterday I had a fun 2×3 mile repeats and really wanted to take it to the trail with the boys. However, our adventure running the trail (them biking) last week left them with flat tires because they went off roading more than staying on the trail. Which means I had to take my running to the treadmill. Yuck.
I was thankful for The Queen Latifa Show to entertain me while running. I was also thankful for my koss headphones providing quality sound and fit while pounding away on the treadmill.
Speaking of Koss. Do you remember when I included the Koss Fit Series in my Holiday Gift Guide back in December? Well, I have some awesome news for you if you didn’t get a pair for yourself in your stocking! From the FitFluential Campaign I took part of, for a limited time only, all models and colors are available now at Walgreens for only $19.99! Great fitting head phones for a great price!
After a busy afternoon, evening of Awanas, late night bedtime and more… I was up the majority of the night trying to convince my 4 year old that he indeed needed to sleep in his own bed. Not mine. Yawn. I think around 3am he finally decided that he would sleep on the floor near my bed. Parenting win? Yawn.
The morning arrived too quickly, and mama needed coffee. The boys and I attempted to do some school before heading out to my Mommy Bible study group… but my desire for coffee won out. Starbucks it was… and lessons could wait.
After coffee, brunch, a great lesson and reminder to reconnect with your spouse… the boys and I headed back home for lunch and more lessons. Teaching multiplication, telling time on analogue clocks, reading, letter sounds, and more was on the agenda for today.
Changing up our scenery, we headed out to the local library for our weekly visit to check out books. I love how the boys love to read and find new books. Even though most weeks they check out the same type of books: Star Wars, Army/War, Thomas the Trail and/or Fire trucks. At least they are consistent.
After the library we headed to the gym (again because the bikes had flat tires and it was raining… so no park play). My workout was pretty easy. I did a 1 mile warm up run on the treadmill. I then worked on my double unders and attempted 100 double unders (that took a while). Afterwards, I took it outside to do 100 walking lunges. My coach, Tiffany, loves the walking lunges.
Once home again, we ate snacks (always eating!) and finished our lessons for the day. I plugged in a movie, Meet The Robinsons so the boys could rest. I love the theme of this movie, keep moving forward. Even when you fail… you will succeed if you keep trying! And apparently this movie was so motivating that the tiny man, who was up all night, decided to snuggle in and take a rest on Mama’s shoulder. sigh
Tonight my husband and I have p90x3 Dynamix. I am enjoying this recovery transition week. Lots of core, balance, and flexibility work. Plus reconnecting with him and enjoying doing something together (that doesn’t involve the kids) is a perk too.
Amidst all the busy-ness, the household chores have been neglected. I must tackle the laundry, dishes, dust bunnies and more. Learning to do what I can when I can is a struggle and journey I am on. Snuggling with the Tman on the couch instead of doing chores was more important today.
Life and the constant juggle of stuff to do. Messy. Ugly. Loud. Love.
How do you fit in fitness with your children home?
Do you have a gym membership or workout at home?
Do you find running OUTSIDE or TREADMILL easier?
Do you have a cleaning schedule that works for you – this mama could use the help!
*Disclosure: I was compensated for mentioning the sale on Koss Fit Series FitBuds and FitClips at Walgreens because I am participating in a campaign as a FitFluential Ambassador.