It’s Friday, Friday, Friday!
Last night my mom stayed in the city with me because she ran the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge with some of her colleagues! She is way more of a social butterfly (who knew?) than me and when I got done with babysitting I met her at a local bar where their after race “happy hour” was.
Side note: I was inhaling my dinner last night, among other snacks, with the kids and the following conversation with little S happened:
Little S: “why are you changing your eating habits?”
Me:”what do you mean?”
Little S: “you are eating a lot AND you just ate chocolate, you never eat chocolate…”
Cannot believe she called me out on my increased appetite!! Okay, okay so I am training harder but sheesh! Kids these days! and by the way Little S, I do eat chocolate, just not normally at 8 a.m. on Saturdays when I see you the most 🙂 #embarrassingbabysittingproblems
I met one of mom’s coworkers who is participating in Team in Training and doing her first half-marathon, The Hamptons Half, in September. Like any
good runner would do, I shared with her some of my best tips for success from my experience with running and with Team.
- Stay dedicated
- Run with your buddies/teammates
- Focus on finishing, but not finishing in a certain amount of time
- HAVE FUN!
Hopefully her half is amazing and she takes me up on my offer of emailing/calling/texting whenever she needs motivation or advice!
After we had a couple drinks we dispersed and my mom and I went home. We had to get to bed because this morning was boot camp morning!! It felt so good to wake up early on a Friday, head over to Central Park, and have a guided boot camp. Everything was your own body weight–think squat jumps, push-ups, burpees, etc. I am definitely going to be sore tomorrow. I should have taken some pictures but I was too involved in kicking my own butt to care this morning. More boot camp = more strength and more strength = faster/longer running!
I am so thankful that I have such a fit and active mom, it makes our activities a lot more fun for the both of us. And, yes mom, I will admit it…even though I can run faster you are definitely stronger! My mom does small group personal training/boot camp every week and she has muscles of steel. It is incredible.
Do any of you share a passion of living a fit life with your parents? What kind of activities do you guys do together?
Hope everyone has a great weekend–I have a big one coming up! The light of my life is coming to visit from California, Payton Rose!! Oh, and I guess I am excited to see her mom too…and maybe her dad just a little bit.
Go out and enjoy the weather this weekend by doing something active!
Make it a good one 🙂
PS: Stay tuned for a special recipe from my personal favorite, personal chef, Jessie!