Thursday, February 09, 2012

Checking In

Hello! I am alive and well. It’s just that I had a busy weekend, followed by lots of craziness at work. Add in the workouts and family time, and there just hasn’t been time for much of anything else.

Life Happens.

Here are my workouts for last week…I usually post this on Monday, but didn’t get a chance to do it:

Monday, 1/30 – Aqua Jog – 30 minutes
Nothing exciting to report here…it is what it is – BORING

Tuesday, 1/31 – Spin/Ride – 1:30
I was hoping to get to the gym in time for at least part of the 5:30 spin class and then stick around for the 6:45 class. Who am I kidding? I typically work until 5 pm (or later), I ride the commuter bus to and from work, the commute to my car is 45 minutes and then it takes another 15 minutes of fighting traffic to get to the gym. Needless to say, I did not make it in time for any of the 5:30 pm class. This meant that I stayed on that spin bike after the 6:45 pm class. Not fun, but I got it done.

Wednesday, 2/1 – Swim – 2400 yds
Nothing exciting about this workout..except that my laps are getting a bit faster. Not fast enough, but it’s progress!

Thursday, 2/2 – Endurance (Bike, Elliptical or Aqua Jog) – 1 hour
Thursdays suck, because there is an AquaFit class at the gym from 6 – 7 pm. That means that if I want to AquaJog, I have to wait until 7 pm and will barely make it home in time to help tuck the kids into bed. The goal was to leave work on time and hit the Elliptical no later than 6 pm. That didn’t happen, so by the time I made it to the gym it was 6:45…by the time I changed clothes, it was almost 7 pm and I decided to aqua jog instead of elliptical.

Friday, 2/3 – Swim – 2500 yds REST
Okay, so for 4 days in a row I had barely seen the kids…I skipped my swim, so that I could hang with the kids and have a movie night. Fun times! (There are other reasons I decided to say “screw it” with this swim…I will save that for another post.)

Saturday, 2/4 – Bike – 2:30
When I woke up on Saturday, we had some crazy storms going on – wind, rain, thunder and lightening. The Hubby had a 10K and wasn’t sure if he should go, but it was an hour away and the satellites showed less rain there. I knew I wouldn’t have time for a 2 ½ hour bike ride on Sunday (hello??? SuperBowl!!!), so off to the gym I went! Thank God that my Mom was nice enough to come over and babysit. I arrived about 45 minutes before the class started and stayed a little late. This instructor was AWESOME and said that beginning next week, she was going to start offering 1 ½ and 2 hour classes. Cool!

Sunday, 2/5 – Swim – 2500 yds
This was supposed to be an elliptical/aqua jog day. I made up my Friday swim instead. More details on this later.

Hope you're having a great week!

How do you balance family, work and training when things get crazy?  What did you think of the SuperBowl?


Lisa said...

Wow, I'll never complain about my commute after reading about yours.

Good job juggling!! ;-)

Robin said...

I get up at 4 am to get my workouts in before waking up the family and getting ready for work.

Laura said...

Looks like a good week! The juggling is tough, I definitely have to be flexible and switch workouts around to get everything in sometimes. I was stuck indoors last Sat, too! Did 13 miles on the treadmill, yuck.

Jill said...

Oh gosh lady, you are busy busy busy! You're doing a great job of juggling everything, but I know it's not easy. Keep being awesome!

Duckie said...

Because I travel for work, I rarely have to balance a training, work, and personal life at the same time. It is usually just work (though I sometimes work crushing hours) and training. I am also single and unattached, so that simplifies it tremendously as well. That said, my way of dealing was to get rid of my TV. I traded TV for training. Works for me but wouldn't for most families!! Frankly, I admire your energy!