After going to church and attending a sports camp meeting, I got home around 2:30 pm and decided to head out for a training run. I live in Florida so it is pretty much hot from about 8 am to 8 pm so I figured it wouldn't make much difference if I ran at 3 or 5 pm- it would still be hot. Glenn offered to take the kids to the driving range so I headed out dog less for a 4 mile run.
It was pretty sticky and muggy but I able to maintain 9:25 mile per pace which felt pretty good. Afterwards I did a quick strength training DVD-10 minutes of arm exercises and 5 minutes of leg exercises. Overall my work-out went much better than I had anticipated.
My kids just got out of school on Friday so this will be my routine for most of the summer. I will need to make the most of the time I have and squeeze work-outs in when I can. I am not a member of a gym so I can't drop my boys at childcare while I work-out. I will need to be creative about my training schedule which I am sure is what most working moms are challenged with daily. I am blessed to be able to stay at home with my kids and both boys are in elementary school full time so I usually run while they are at school.
I plan on starting my "official" marathon training routine in July- probably right after the 4th of July. With the help of friends, babysitters and neighbors, I am hoping that Glenn and I can run our long training runs together. It definitely helps to have a partner when you are running 15+ miles. I am excited to begin my training and feel like I have been able to establish a good base these past few weeks. I pray that we can stay injury-free while we train for the marathon. I saw Madagascar 3 with my kids the other day and just seeing the sand sculpture of New York City got me excited about what's to come on November 4th.
What summer work-out tips do you have? What upcoming races are you training for?