Sunday, December 9, 2012

Biking in the Basement

My biking has been nonexistent since the weather turned icky and my former gym closed. I started looking into bike trainers so I could bike all winter long. My sister had one she doesn't use, lucky me, and today we got it all set up in the basement. Right in front of the TV. :-)

I wish I could say I set the resistance too hard, but I'm pretty sure it was challenging because I haven't ridden in months. I was sweating within 7 minutes!

I'm so excited to be able to get some indoor exercise at home now! It will make the next four months of winter much more bearable!

Thanks K!

Monday, December 3, 2012

My Circus Act

If I ever joined the circus I'd have a balancing act or juggle. It can't be any harder than the balancing and juggling I do every day as a wife, mom, nurse, and athlete-in-training.

Take today for instance... I worked last night so I got to bed about 2 am. The alarm went off at 7:30 am, although I could hear the kids up already. After the older kids get on the bus and I take the youngest to preschool, I have about two hours all to myself before picking the preschooler up.

Now the conundrum: run, nap, fold the mountain of laundry, or catch up on cleaning?

In the end I went for a run, laid on the couch for 15 minutes while catching up on the news, then used my last free 10 minutes to wrap a few Christmas presents. All while consuming copious amounts of coffee to counteract the lack of sleep.

I folded the hundred baskets of laundry with my toddler's "help." It took at least twice as long with "help" than usual. :-)

As for the basement? Well, it's nice outside. We're going outside to play. The basement isn't going anywhere.

Balance means letting somethings go until a better time, and focusing on the most important things.