2012 Miles

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

How to...

First learn to love the treadmill and an 8:34 since pace since that will get you 7 miles in an hour (average nap time). That also happens to be close to BQ pace for me.

Second crank the volume up on the monitor so it can be heard over the treadmill. Pre-nap I change clothes and get the monitor set up so I can lay the kid down and jet downstairs.

DVR lots of TV! Cartoons for when the kid is up during the run and plenty of trashy reality TV should do it.
Surround your treadmill and bike with lots of toys! There are no rules in the playroom besides "Don't bother Mommy"
Today's run was a success! 8 miles all at an 8:34 pace!
Double success when the desired mileage gets done AND the kid is still asleep. Today was a triple bonus because I was able to shower and get clothes on before he woke up. Not all days work out so well but today was perfect. Today was even better because it was a Snow Day so I did not have to work and I did this during nap. Typically Wednesday "medium" runs are done after 7:30pm when the munchkin goes to bed.

Running Like a Mother at it's finest!


  1. I love when runs go great like that. Mine have usually been done at 5:30 am so I can get done and showered before the boys wake up. Not always fun but at least it gets done.

    Great pace.

  2. if you make it to boston, i'm coming to cheer you on! :)

  3. Wow! Nicely done. I wish I had your mad game when my daughter was little.

  4. Nice!! Don't you love when things work out like that??

  5. Awesome! That is the best when you're able to get a workout in during a nap! Woohoo for you!

  6. Nice multitasking!!!

    Do your shoulders hurt or do you feel like your sliding forward on your bike while its on the trainer? If you do, but a phone book under your front tire to level your bike out.

  7. Awesome! Love all the ideas/tips! :0)