Early Mornings.

Day 5 – January Daily Blog Posting Month

The kids woke up at 6am this morning. Now, normally they are content to play in their room for the better part of an hour, sometimes more. Today was not that day.

By 7 am both kids were headed down to the basement. Rather than be the delinquent mother I normally am, I hopped out of bed mostly because we got a new piece of exercise gear from my parents and I had visions of the kids trying to play with it and disaster ensuing.  But, when I got down to the basement, they were playing with the keyboard and dancing.  Good kids they are!

Yesterday I got out for my first run of the year.  When I started out, I felt amazing and thought I could get to 5km but by 20 minutes in and my 4th or 5th 4:1 (run/walk) interval, it was pretty clear to me that 5km would not be feasible. I managed 4.15 km in 33 minutes.  Still, I noticed a big difference in my endurance and the feel of my legs after only just 4 days of the squat challenge and pilates.  Muscle memory must be real because I certainly felt stronger and if I do say so myself, I think I am  trimming down inch by blessed inch already.

The kids have been cooped up a lot this week.  Between the ice storm, Christmas, frigid cold temperatures and visiting their grandparents, they need to get out.  So, we are off this morning to do some grocery shopping and after that to the indoor park at our local mall.  I am seriously hoping I can squeeze in a nap.

Wish me luck!

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