Well it is the end of day one for being accountable!
It’s hard to keep running when baby asks to hold your hand
Here is what I was up too…
On the running front, things went well! Me and the kiddo have had a cold for over a week so my usual running routine has been a bit off. I decided to pick things back up today with a hill workout while pushing the jogging stroller. I did a nice 1.5 mile warm up, ending at the bottom of steep 70ish meter hill. We did 10 hill sprints (more like trudges) and finished with a mile cool down.
Me, my mom and Dada are training for our first relay in June. Its a 50 mile course where each team member will run 3 legs. So when Dada got home from work and asked if I wanted to join him for his run i figured it would be a great opportunity to try running, resting for a while, then getting back up to run again! Well… it was not awesome. It was a tough start! After the first mile though I had warmed up and finishing our easy three mile run seemed doable.
So, no records broken, nothing outstanding acomplished on the runs today, but I am so happy that I got out there and did it.
Things I thought about and tips I can share… First, as cliche as it sounds, just get out there. As tough as it is to get yourself motivated and as many excuses as we have not to step out the door, they are not worth it. They are not worth missing that oppurtunity to feel good about yourself. Not worth missing the oppurtunity to better yourself. Just go, I promise you, you won’t regret it.
Second tip is about running with a toddler. When I first started running with my little guy he cried every. Single. Time. I tried toys, music, we even tried to jimmy rig my phone so he could watch cartoons! Nothing worked. Finally, within the last month or so he’s actually started to enjoy it! Maybe I’ve figured it out!…or my bug is finally at the right age to be semi ok with riding in the stroller. But, what I have found that works best for us is if I keep him engaged most of the time. So I talk to him constantly. We use it as a learning oppurtunity too! We talk about the blue sky and the green grass, the red car. Today we counted bikes. When doing the hill runs he helped me keep track by setting aside one rock for each hill until we got to 10. Since I have started talking with him and giving him things to think about he has been awesome on runs. For our second run today he even climbed willingly, dare I say happily, into the stroller! That’s a success in our home!
Today was a good healthy food day too! Me and bug shared a nice lunch of humms, cucumbers, carrots, deli turkey, string cheese and crackers. I’ve been trying this thing with bug, just giving him a bunch of healthy options on one plate and hoping he finds some thing he will actually eat. Today he snacked on most everything… victory. For dinner we had this salad :
I seasoned some chicken breast, sweet potatos, peppers and onions with a home made taco seasoning and threw them on a sheet pan and into the oven to roast. I used all the greens from the fridge, kale, spinach, romaine and cabbage as the base and added whatever veggies i could find. Topped it off with guacamole and salsa as the “dressing” and it was good to go. I’ve made this salad with many different combos of veggies and every time, its just right.
Well I think thats enough for day one! Thanks for holding me accountable and wish me luck on my journey tomorrow!