This morning, I woke up around 4:50am and noticed there was a little boy in my bed . He was in between us ..pretending to be asleep. I could tell because he was closing his eyes really tight. I gave him a big hug and he smiled. Before getting out of the bed, I tried to decide if I was going to swim or not. After all today was my mini triathlon day. The problem was that I had not washed my swim suit. We have been prepping for our weeklong trip to Jersey and have been washing trip clothes – so I didn’t do my normal wash. Anyway I finally decided to get out of the bed and that I would swim (I’d just buy a new bathing suit at the club). I dashed into the bathroom to get changed and when I came out I heard “Mommy?”, I said “yes”, the boy said “ are you leaving?” I said “Yes I’m just going to the gym, I’ll be back in a little while”. He said “Don’t go to the gym today, stay home”.. … so I did.
In my home gym (aka my sweltering basement) I have a treadmill, a trainer for my bike (which makes it stationary), lots of tapes and a mini trampoline. I started my workout by using my “NO Slackers “ Spinnervales DVD. This is a 1 hour intense spin class . It was actually more intense than my normal class at the gym because there were really intense 20 second speed/hill intervals with 1minute rest in between. The boy was doing puzzles and playing legos. Then I jumped on the treadmill (after a quick detour to make a bowl of cereal) and ran for 30 minutes. I took it nice an easy because even with the window open my basement is an INFERNO. I was able to get in 2 ½ miles. Then I did one of my ab tapes by Cathe. So while it wasn’t a typical mini triathlon day – it was a really good workout . Almost 800 calories burned .
The good in all this: 1) I am flexible and I can go with the flow
2) I need to do more really hard bike rides and then jump right on the treadmill because this was really tough
3) I am incredibly grateful to wake up with an adorable little boy in my bed .