Monday, July 16, 2012

Keep up the ambition

Summer always re-motivates me to do things, both with the kids and for myself. Sometimes summer seems so long, with days and days with no plans. If you have children like mine, you would understand that this strikes fear into my heart! But then I realize, we have done some awesome stuff already and have more on the way! Consider:
A re-enactment of the landing of Sicily during WWII
A week's art camp for Roman
2 nature center classes for Ro
2 nature center classes for Charlie
Long weekend in Traverse City area
Swimming almost every day
reunion picnic
Splash park, beach, playdates

That's a lot to stuff into a couple months! Plus the doctor appointments, grocery shopping, and usual "stuff" that goes along with actually running a house & family.

I have taken up the Couch to 5k program, which is supposed to train me to jog 3 miles in 9 weeks. It will certainly take me longer than that, but I am actually enjoying it. Once I got my breathing rhythm down, things came much easier. I continue to have problems with my shins; whether due to form, shoes, weak or tight muscles... I don't know. So rather than 3x a week jogging, I can only do 1-2. But I'm riding my bike or walking on the other days - hoping to get some answers regarding my shins once a friend returns to her job at a running store. I can't even imagine how nice it will be to run without pain.