Hello again! It’s been a while since we wrote a blog post and we apologize. It’s the classic case of incredibly busy end of school year for the kiddos leading into the busy summer before we had time to breathe. Now, finally there is time to sit down, have some quiet time and get in to the rhythm of summer. And although our posts won’t be as frequent as during the ‘school year’ we will check in periodically and share our words of wisdom about begin active over the summer–whether we’re training, racing, exercising, or simply surviving!
As most mom’s can attest, we live by the school year. Siobhan and I are no different. School in session means structure, schedule, and organization. Summer means chaos – and not all bad, but lacking all the consistency we have in the school year. You may have noticed we each only posted once this summer as travel, kids and life took over. But this week school is back and session and we are back online! We’ll call this our 3rd season of Miles with Moms and are happy to have you back following along.
I feel like it’s been forever since I have written…probably because it has been. School got out on June 2 and we started traveling June 3. It’s amazing to live in the now ranked #1 City in the World, and I don’t take that for granted. We enjoy all Charleston has to offer, but in the summer when it’s hot, tourists take over, kids are out of school, and my husband is on the road for work, I’m ready for a change of scenery. However, I don’t let travel detour me from working out, but rather enhancing it.
Summertime. I want to maintain my fitness level. I want to get faster. I want to race this summer. I want to look good in a bathing suit. It’s hot. I feel lazy. I want to sit on my ass by the pool. I want to drink cold beverages. Hmm, all these goals don’t really mesh. I have fitness goals, but I don’t necessarily have the motivation to reach all my fitness goals. And for once, I think that I’m okay with that. For me–Summertime and the living is easy. Yes I stole that from Porgy and Bess–great statement for how I’m feeling–plus I FINALLY got to see it during Spoleto this year. I volunteered during the dress rehearsal and got to see opera for free! Win-win. Sorry, I digress.
I’m not sure what the weather is like where you live, but ours is at the point of drastic fluctuations every day, every hour. What is a runner to wear? #runnerproblems. 😉
There are some great sources out there when you just can’t decide. Runners World has a “What To Wear” page that you can enter the conditions and they will give you some advice on appropriate attire.
This topic comes up every summer. The kids are out of school, your routine has vanished, so when can you workout? How can you stay fit when you are vacationing, bbqing, staying up later, and providing your kids with entertainment? Here are 5 tricks to helping you get a workout in everyday:
Siobhan and I live in Charleston, SC. The summers are hot and sticky, so we run early. We’ve run Boston in 90 degrees – slowing down 2 min per mile over our normal pace. I’ve run countless Disney races in the heat, stopping to take pictures and not caring about time. So why did I think I could hold my BQ pace in 80 degrees with 100% humidity? No clue!
Schools out for summer! No more routine for the kids, which often means a huge change in our schedules as well. Siobhan and I are struggling with the fact that our kids are in that “in-between” stage – too old to go to the kids club at the gym, and too young to be left home alone. So how do we get our workouts in this summer?