Hello, friends!

As the month flies by and my weekly mileage continues to slowly increase, I have fallen into a rather pleasant running routine. Overall, as long as I remain fairly flexible, I usually have no trouble completing my scheduled runs. My training routine looks something like this:

  • Monday mornings I roll out of bed at 5:30 am, pump Sophie’s morning bottle, and down a quick cup of coffee before going for a short jog through our neighborhood.
  • Depending on my schedule, I go for another shorter run again on Tuesday or Wednesday evening/night.
  • Every Friday, my employer lets everyone out early, so a coworker and I head out for a brief jog together before I continue on by myself to complete my long run.

Surprisingly, my family life seems pretty unaffected by my training schedule. My biggest hurdle when it comes to balancing work, kids, and running actually involves breastfeeding and making sure I pump within at least two or three hours of working out so that the girls don’t get too full. Let’s just say I already need all the support I can get these days, and any extra weight up top has my maximum control sports bra begging for mercy. Ha. (Sorry. TMI alert.)

Anyway, here’s a quick recap of the past two weeks.

Week 2 Workouts

  • Monday, July 29 – 3.41 miles outside before work
  • Tuesday, July 30 – 3.1 miles on gym treadmill
  • Friday, August 2 – 4.25 miles on work trail
I used this late-night treadmill run to watch the season 3 finale of Stranger Things. So good!

Week 3 Workouts

  • Monday, August 5 – 3.62 miles outside before work
  • Wednesday, August 7 – 3.75 miles outside after work
  • Friday, August 9 – 5.2 miles on work trail
Yes, this is one of the first Garmins ever made. And yes, I realize this 2006 gadget makes me officially old. My technologically challenged mom even suggested I upgrade to an Apple Watch.

So there you have it. Next week I plan on incorporating some strength training into my routine. And who knows – I may even go crazy and add some yoga to the mix. Fun times!