So my kids are a huge part of my life and just started kindergarten and my goal is to be with them as much as possible before they start grade one. So I've really put a lot of things on hold to make sure they get off on the right foot because those first 6 years are so critical to their development.
This morning was the first time that I might have had to admit to myself that I'm not sure how much longer I can get away with pushing them in the Chariot. Between the two of them they are about 75 pounds which is still pretty light for two four year old girls but when you add in coloring books, sticker books, ipods, water and snacks... well lets just say the flat runs are getting more and more appealing and I don't live in a flat neighborhood. However, coming back from Worlds I have allowed myself a bit of freedom in that I am more willing to stop at parks for a bit and do some plyometrics while the kids play. If 10k takes me two hours, that's ok.
The other day we ran all the way up to the farmers market and back and it was one of the best sundays ever. Got a massive zucchini and had soup and bread from it for a week!
Gotta say though when I got to a big hill and saw a moms with strollers class doing hill repeats, I had to stop my whining.
There are strong women all over the place. And those are just the visible ones.
Way to go moms.