We woke up feeling a bit “hungover” from staying up too late nervous about the election. Luckily Cannon doesn’t have school on Wednesdays so we got to have a lazy slow morning. Lazy slow mornings for us still means getting up before 6am but at least we don’t have to rush around trying to get out of the door for school. Next year we won’t have this nice mid-week break =(
I have gotten into the bad habit of staying up too late and not getting up early to run. Leaving me trying to squeeze in a run some other time during the day. I always feel so much better when I get up before my family and get my run in early so the rest of the day I can focus on the other things I need to do (work, take care of kids, etc). I need to break this habit ASAP, I find for me the best way to do this is to be very consistent for a week or two no matter how hard it is then it just because part of the routine. So for at least the next week my alarm will be set for 4 am not matter what. When I stay up too late then I really pay for it the next day so it helps me make better choices.
I also signed up for the Colorado Brewery Holiday Distance Challenge. The idea is that you earn more swag the more miles you run. I like that some proceeds go to Grand County Foundation’s Grand County Wildfire Emergency Fund, which supports the needs of Grand County (CO) residents who have been evacuated, displaced, or have lost their homes during the recent devastating Grand Country wildfires.
My BIG goal is to run 250 miles over the two months. I plan to include all walking and running miles. We will see about biking, if my injury acts up I might include some cycling (3 miles biking adjusts to 1 mile for the challenge) but I would like it to be all running miles if possible.
Yesterday I got my miles in taking the kids, with the double stroller, to the park. It’s been pretty hot here in Colorado for November so I was sweating by the time we got home!
The kids joined me running for a bit which was so nice because the stroller is so much easier to push without them in it!
Have you ever done a distance challenge? This should keep me moving during the holiday season!
Do you love when your kids have the day off of school?