Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday already

Some days I wish I could work 4 - 10 hour shifts and then have a 3 day weekend. In reality I would really like to work 3-4 days a week and have more time off for the family. Oh and more time for training. I just don't know how people do it, especially Mom's who also work a full time job and have a commute. That is one thing I am thankful for is that I don't have a commute. However for the next couple of weeks I will have a tweak in my schedule making it seem like a commute as I will be on daycare drop off duty until we move Evie to a Preschool right next to my work. For the next couple of weeks I will most lose my 4-5PM time at the gym, but I am going to find a way to make it work out.

The plan for this week is to 3 runs in 4 miles, 8 miles and 5 miles for the half training. Getting 8 miles in on a week day is going to be tricky, but I have my sites set on Wednesday - here are my thoughts for this weeks training:

Sun - 4 miles - DONE
Mon - Cross Train (2.5 miles walk - done, and a DVD tonight)
Tue - Cross Train
Wed - 8 miles after work on the treadmill
Thur - Cross Train
Fri - 5 Miles
Saturday - Rest

I am being vague as we adjust to our new family schedule I am going to have to adjust my workouts. Off to check out the Gym Classes, maybe I can work one of those into my weekly cross training schedule. I hope everyone has a great weekend.

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  1. Hello Jen
    Thanks for the comment in my ur question...
    I only have one kettlebell at the moment...a 5kg one ( 11lbs ) and could do with a slightly heavier one for certain of the movements...but will get there slowly....they quiet pricey, so next month will order 7kg ( 15lbs ) one...
    Its such a tough workout, I do toning with cardio in between which really gets my HR up.

  2. I'm not a Mom but have a busy life, working fulltime, clean our house myself, have a social life, have a dog who loves to walk, oh and let's not forget training for a half :) So I do understand your "problem" of fitting everything in but I'm sure you will manage.

  3. @ Fran - I know life gets in the way sometimes, Mom or not :)

  4. Early morning hours...before 5am....that's when I wind up having to start my runs several days a week. It's a rude awakening at that 4:15 alarm...but we all do what we gotta do to get the runs logged. I'm sure you'll find the right balance too.