I totally forgot to blog on Friday! Whoops! And normally I would’ve just skipped the blog post but I really did want to blog about something fitness related.
I had a lunch date with my dear friend, Angie (click that link – she has started blogging again!), on Tuesday so I wasn’t able to fit in a run. Instead, I did the P90x Plyometrics dvd. It is a great workout and I hadn’t done it in a VERY long time. Needless to say, my legs were very sore for several days.
I managed to squeeze in a run on Thursday but didn’t time it very well. I had to wait until Jeremy got home (he took a half day at work so he could study for his final). I had running around lunchtime because I’m always STARVING so I tried to time some decent snacks appropriately. I definitely failed at that because I spent the majority of the run wanting to vomit. I managed to run a hilly 1.65 miles and then spent the rest of the 3.1 total I intended to do doing a run/walk routine. But something was better than nothing, right?
Friday I woke up early and did the P90x legs & back dvd with Jeremy. I had also intended to attend a local Stroller Strides class. It was at 9am in Patterson Park. I had purchased a 5-class pass about 2 months ago with every intention of going during my maternity leave but toally dropped the ball. I received an e-mail that my pass was going to expire mid-June so I knew I had to get on that.
Stroller Strides is a workout class/program for moms and their babies. I thought it was a great way to squeeze in a workout while not having to worry about finding child care. Plus I thought I could meet some other local moms. I also assumed that the classes wouldn’t be that tough because it was for moms that had their children with them.
I met some nice local moms and it appeared many of them had been attending the classes for several weeks or a few months. The instructor was fantastic and everyone was very welcoming.
So that crap about it not being that tough? I was SO wrong. I don’t know if it was the fact that my legs were still sore from Tuesday’s workout AND I had just done a legs/back workout the morning of the class, but I wanted to cry a few times during some of the jump squats and walking lunges. The class was definitely tougher than I thought but I enjoyed working up a sweat. What I also enjoyed? The NO judgement over having a crying/fussy baby.
I get a lot of anxiety when I’m out with Annie and she’s fussy. I don’t know why. I sweat profusely and am convinced that everyone around me thinks I am a terrible mom. But in this workout group – just about everyone’s baby had one or two little fussy moments. None of the moms passed judgement and it felt great. They were all understanding and I loved it.
So if you’re a mom looking to meet other moms and get a great workout – I suggest finding out if there is a local Stroller Strides in your area. Unfortunely I won’t be able to attend any of the morning weekday classes but I hope to meet some working moms at the evening classes.