Wastin’ Time….Not

I was the opposite of the Skid Row song “Wastin’ Time” today.  I took advantage of spare time and a beautiful day.  It was 70 degrees and sunny with a pretty hefty south wind.  I was still pretty sore from yesterday’s run but I couldn’t miss out on the fabulous weather.  I went out for a 4.5 mile jog in shorts and t-shirt.  It felt like I was naked considering I’m used to tights and at least a couple of shirts.  Even though I was sore it felt great to get out in the nice weather.  I was glad I did it once I got back.  I don’t even know what my time was I was just out for an enjoyable jog in the beautiful sunshine.  After some calculations I figured out that I put in 36 miles for the week.  That has to be a PR, I’m stoked!

With some extra time toward the end of the evening I decided to hop on the trainer.  I rode for 30 minutes at a moderate pace with the ride being bookend by 25 push-ups and 25 second plancks.  I followed up the ride with 3 sets of 15 crunches on the ball and 6 sets of 11 curls with 25# dumbbells.

I was exhausted by the end of the day.  However, I realize how precious time is and how much I appreciate it when I have some time.  It is difficult to balance training with kids, work, and a wife.  I do my best with what I have.