Family, Fitness & Flexibility

Hey y’all a lot has happened since I last blogged in July… much for weekly blogging.

Heres the rundown in chronological order not by importance!

  1. Half Marathon PR 1:40:36 seconds 3rd place in 30-39 Males
  2. Short course duathlon 5th place out of 56
  3. Son was born 9/7/18 Knox Ray Law
  4. Turned 34 years old

With our son being born 3 weeks early by C-section our lives got flipped upside down! All the help we had lined up was out-of-town! So thank goodness for good friends and family who literally dropped everything and came to our house to watch our 1st born Sutton and our dog Oakley!  Knox like his sister had a little bit of a struggle figuring out life outside of the womb and needed a week in the NICU to learn how to breath and eat.  Jolene stayed at the hospital the whole time with Knox and you know what that meant, Dad and Suttie got to figure each other out.

Now Suttie and I have had our days together since she was about 3 months old and the occasional overnight but with help.  Now it was up to me and her to figure it out till Mom and Knox got home from the hospital.

Now there’s a good chance I whined a little too much to Jolene about taking care of Suttie on my own but there was so much to do and I didn’t know how to do half of it.

  1. Prepare meals she would actually eat
  2. Do her hair??!?!?!?!
  3. Take her hair out without making her cry
  4. Get her to sleep through the night

Just to name a few but by the end of the week we were a well oiled machine and I cherished that time she and I had alone…..much overdo.

Now the point of this blog.

When life gets crazy you might not be able to keep up with your normal fitness routine if that’s 2 a days including lifting and longer duration cardio later in the day but there is no reason why you can’t keep up with your training!

Here is what I did.

  1. Prioritize and Execute- I need to lift 3 days a week to stay mentally sane and not lose progress. I need to run 2-3 days a week to maintain fitness and mental health.  Biking took a back seat because it is such a time commitment.
  2. Make the time- Normally I like to workout from 8-11am, Lift for 90 minutes than run or bike for 90 minutes. This changed with kids club hours at Lifetime or daycare and wanting to be at NICU rounds in the hospital.  So it was midday workouts.
  3. Stick with your nutrition- When you cannot control 90% of whats going on in your life its nice to have something you can own. Make it easier on yourself protein shakes, fruit and peanut butter are your friend.  (Shake of Choice Click Here )
  4. Sleep when you can.

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