I manage a country homestead and the lives of my 4 babies ages 10,8,5 and 3. I LOVE TO RUN and NEED to keep healthy and fit for my SANITY!! Seriously....All problems are solved when I am running.

Making MY health a priority allows me to be the mother and wife that I need to be for them.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The No Excuse Run

I had an MRI for my knee today this afternoon and wanted/needed to head out for a run to irritate whatever it is that is being irritated when I run.
Unfortunately I just could not get away as I needed to be with all 4 babies. My 9 year old is pretty smart and trustworthy but I have a feeling Children's Aid would not be too happy with me.  Well o.k and I would not really trust Lara for more than 5 minutes either.

My point is that I was home with my 4 children and no I don't own a treadmill.

I strapped on my running shoes and decided to run up and down my driveway. I DID run around the property but the grass was too cushiony. Also, the 80F heat and humidity was UNBELIEVABLE!! Bad...not good.
So up and down I ran on my hard  and shaded driveway. 

For 30 minutes, half of which I pushed Audrey in the stroller. The other Half I did sprints while she played in the sandbox.

So there you have it.
Where there is a will there is a way....So no more excuses. Yes I a busy mom. And yes my little one tried  to run with me on the lawn. And yes the neighbors think I'm crazy. I don't care. I'm proud to be a fit mom ;)

2 comments:

cathy said...

I love your commitment to yourself!! Good for you Alyson!!

Carey said...

Good for you Alyson!