Sunday, December 23, 2012

Snow Runs!

I've been so busy preparing to host our first Christmases in our new house, that I haven't had much time for anything else.  Every spare moment has been spent shopping for the girls, wrapping, cooking, cleaning and baking.  I realized this weekend, when our first set of family arrived, that I actually had some free time to go workout!  If it's the holidays and you are a Mom, chances are that everyone else is holding your baby and playing with your kids.  If that's the case, then I highly recommend sneaking away for a 30 minute run or quick workout outside.  You will feel so much better and I bet with everything going on, no one will even notice that you've disappeared!

Yesterday I went on a cold weather snow run with my sister outside around my neighborhood paths. Snow runs always sound so miserable in my head, but after I put on my cute cold weather running gear, and get moving, I usually end up feeling really warm and good after my run is complete.  Yesterday we went 3.47 miles and then today I ran 2.5 miles by myself.  It was slick and icy in some spots, so it was a little stop and go, but a great workout nonetheless.  Plus, I got to wear my awesome new Lululemon running gloves that also allow me to control my iPhone and iPod while running (Thanks, Krista!)

 I'm definitely going to take advantage of family being around to entertain the girls and try to sneak in a few more snow runs outside.  Then, I won't feel so guilty for all the treats I've been indulging in!


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Running Out of Time!

Every day I feel like I am running out of time. There's not nearly enough hours in the day to get it all done. Lately, I've looked at the clock and it's 5:00 and I've yet to shower or even start on my "to-do list." And it certainly doesn't help that it's dark outside by 4:00. I suppose I need to embrace my life and its craziness for the time being. I am starting to realize that I can't do it all, especially with a toddler and a newborn who still feeds on demand.

Unfortunately my workouts have suffered the past two weeks. With Thanksgiving, traveling, being sick, and taking care of my babies, I've had to lay low. My health has to take priority in order for our crazy lives to keep on going. I hate taking time off from workouts, but it's been the best thing for everyone.

Today it is 60 degrees....can you believe it?! I found the time to squeeze in a run with Cora, followed by meeting Marcus and Sonoma at the park. It was just too gorgeous to not take advantage of this rare December weather.

I'm off to finish Christmas decor for our house. We have been working on it for an entire week and we still aren't finished! Again, not enough time in the day! However, I'm so happy it's the holiday season and I'm trying to stay positive and keep on moving through my sleep deprived state. I'm very thankful for my health and just happy when I can squeeze in a workout here and there.

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