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Training Log: Samantha

In the last 7 days:

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  road biking3 2:15:00
  lifting/strength3 44:57
  Total6 2:59:57
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Friday Jun 5 #

road biking (with trailer) 40:00 [2]
(injured)

Biked to and from Ross's work with the girls. I have heel pain in my left foot, so bad that last weekend I was limping around. I have been avoiding running and walking, but my bike got a flat partway home on Wednesday and I had to walk an hour pushing the stroller to go pick up Sofie. I bought new shoes, hoping that would help, but they both feel rather small, even though it's my normal size. Actually running in the new shoes last Saturday is what really, really hurt my foot.
Also, it's hard to stay off your feet when you're with 2 kids all day, and the main activity is playing outside. I've been wearing a night splint, which I think helps, and I need to do more stretching during the day. Biking doesn't aggravate it, so I wish I could do spinning classes. I guess I'll settle for towing the kids in the trailer.

As a parenting win, I have gotten both kids to nap at the same time today and now I'm afraid to breathe too loudly. This was my goal that I set for myself last Friday. Who needs training goals? I have nap related parenting goals :)

Thursday Jun 4 #

road biking (with trailer) 50:00 [2]

Choosing playgrounds and forests that are further away so I can get a bit of a workout in biking with the trailer. Today we went to Pelle Svanslös playground, which I don't think we have been to since last summer. It's a fantastic imaginative play area, and Sofie was a bit young for it last time. It's usually popular so I hoped that choosing a cloudy weekday would keep the crowds away. I don't know what it's normally like, but today it was quite empty. Only 2 or 3 other families in the area at any time.

Ross met us there when he was done with work, which was a nice treat!

Wednesday Jun 3 #

9 AM

lifting/strength 14:57 [2]
(injured)

Same core and agility workout.

Tuesday Jun 2 #

road biking (with trailer) 45:00 [2]
(injured)

Biked with Ella to a park in town to picnic with a coworker who is also on parental leave. On the way back the bike got a flat, so I have to speed walk home to get back in time to pick up Sofie from preschool. Luckily had left some extra time (where I was hoping to prep dinner at home), and the Thule stroller easy converts from a bike trailer to a walking stroller. Still, was trying to avoid walking on my foot. It did not enjoy the experience, but honestly, it's hard to stay off my feet during the day anyway.

I miss the gym. I miss spinning class and the elliptical, where I could train cadio without the impact of running. My body is having a hard time getting back into running (as is expected, but still frustrating). When running is my way to escape, relax, enjoy nature, become inspired, de-stress... it's hard not to be able to do it. (I feel like I have to caveat, I absolutely realize there are more serious problems going on in the world).
10 AM

lifting/strength 17:00 [2]
(injured)

Same core and agility workout. I have to do something that doesn't require bouncing on my feet.

Sunday May 31 #

4 PM

lifting/strength 13:00 [3]
(injured)

Ross went out to run errands by himself, so I had the girls for 3 hours this afternoon. I tried exercising and moments of it went well (like when Sofie wanted to join in), but ultimately I was not able to go the whole workout. Something is better than nothing!

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