It has been a while since my last blog and I’m trying to make some headway in terms of getting fit, losing weight, keeping my kids active, working & everything else that comes with being a full time Mum.
I’ve managed to get out for a short session with Super Woman (a.k.a. my friend Karen). I dropped the kids at school then jogged to a local park where Karen said we should try short sprints to try and get my speed up. 5 laps of this tiny green, short sharp sprints. I had a look and thought only 5 times? That’s tiny my kids could run that. Well I’ll NEVER think that again! I was knackered after 3 sprints and dead on my feet after 5 and still had the run home to do.
I love going running with Karen, she’s so precise and determined:
“Do this then it’s home time. The faster you do it the quicker you’re home.” I like that method of thinking!
My youngest Jake celebrated his sixth birthday last weekend and when I asked him what he wanted to do he said climb Ben Lomond! So that’s what we did.
- Ben Lomond. Image courtesy of Bob Balmer.
Assisted with some other keen family members we climbed The Ben. What a BRILLIANT day! Well everyone would say that except the two eight year olds that moaned all the way up and down! It was way more difficult than I imagined it would be and if I’m honest we weren’t well equipped for the weather. We passed people out for a day out, families spending some quality time together, a man & his dog, couples struggling to keep each other motivated and people doing it on bikes!?!
I was amazed that Jake at six years old and his younger cousin Evan at only four years old made it all the way to the top and back unassisted! What a way to celebrate your 6th birthday – when we got to the top we sang Happy Birthday to him, much to Jake’s embarrassment!
What a pair of budding young athletes – if they can do it anyone can!
I’m trying really hard to get fitter & thinner - the thought of not being able to run with (never mind after) my kids terrifies me.
I’ve just signed up as a member of Team macb for the 5×50 challenge and really looking forward to it. Anyone want to join me? If you do, then like me, you’re signing a pledge to either walk, run or cycle 5k (3.1 miles) every day for 50 days, starting on 9th September, finishing on 28th October 2012 (the end of British Summer Time).
Go on! Bring on the little black dress at Christmas!