Monday, I wore my workout clothes all day.
Well, I slept in (I needed it!) and knew I would have to squeeze in my hill workout when I could find the time. Having my workout gear on meant I would be ready to go when that time came. But the time kept on slipping away, as Steve Miller would say.
I wore my workout clothes on my errands, to play with T Junior and, eventually, I found myself cooking dinner in my running skirt and technical t-shirt with an apron on to protect them. And, yes, my running shoes had been on all day, too.
Finally, after dinner, after dishes and dinner clean-up, after T Junior was all tucked in and Mr. T was home from work, I snuck out the door to run some hills. On the schedule — 4 miles with 8×200 of that being hill repeats. (See workout HERE.)
I hate to say “hi” then “bye” to my husband when he gets home, which is why I normally get up early to exercise, but sometimes a day doesn’t go according to plan. (And, as it turns out, me slipping out for a bit gave him time for a treadmill workout of his own.)
Exercising — whether it’s running, walking, riding your bike, hiking or doing a Jillian video — is not always easy to make time for.
But sometimes you just have to make it happen.
What did you make happen today?
When my alarm when off at 4:30, I immediately turned it off suffering from the after effects of a migraine. So, now I am going to try to squeeze in a Jillian video during quiet time, and hopefully a short run in the heat this afternoon. Not the ideal schedule for my day, but gotta get it done!
Nice work making it happen! No easy task for sure.Today I made 6 miles at 4:45am my biotch.
It's Track Tuesday, baby!Way to get your workout done at the 11th hour.
So true! Great job making it happen!wish I could wear my running clothes all day…my boss might object to that though.;(
I had a four mile run today…only could fit in three at the gym before the daycare closed (i have to start running faster lol)…so I went home, took out the stroller popped over 50 pounds of kids in the stroller and went for the last mile….whew! glad its done!
Making the time is my struggle, I toggle between before work at 5AM and after bedtime at 8-8:30PM. I used to have the perfect set up where I had 4-5PM to myself waiting for the hubs and child to come home. We both changed jobs, new preschool and I don't have my hour any more.
Made it to the track with my boys on their bikes for some speedwork! Hubby just snuck out the door for his workout at the Y before he heads out to work. We were just commenting to one another that it is WORTH it to take/make the time to get 'er done! We are happier, healthier and setting a positive example for our kids…even on the days when we don't want to go! I always laugh at the days where I have my running clothes on ALL day just waiting for that moment!
It's going to happen and I'm sure I'll be kicking my butt out the door the whole way. Head is saying do it and body is fighting.
Man, I hate doing the tag-team thing with hubby in the evening. I too slept in and missed my 5am run (felt sick all night long!) but eventually made it to the gym and got 8 miles in!
I made the snooze button happen today! =/I have done the exact thing, wearing my workout clothes all day! But you know, it does help you get out the door when that perfect moment hits!!I'm about to make a kettle bell workout happen!!! =)
great post and very inspiring to make sure you find the time 🙂
I have made nothing happen today 🙁 My kids are getting the best of me, sadly. Can't wait until they're in bed… in 4+ hours 😛
Well I totally agree with you exercising is hard to fit in the schedule. I started my day at 5 am doing 5 miles of speed workout, including 1 mile WU, 8×400 repeat with 200 recovery between and 1 mile CD. It was a tough workout and very hot and humid!!! Your post explains why mom runners are bad ass!!! We do it all!!
We do the “hi”/”bye” exchange at our house a lot, too. Great job fitting in your work out! I love the idea of wearing your workout clothes all day — you never know when opportunity will knock 🙂