My day began bright and early, as I was up at 4:45 getting my 12 year old son up, fed and off to boy scout camp for the next 6 days!! I hope he does okay. He's never been away from us for that long - ever.
Once I had him taken care of, my friend Holly arrived at our house at 5:30 so she and I could take off on our 5 miler. We actually ended up going 5.11 miles and in just 49 minutes. That's an average pace of 9:32, which is even faster than we did it last Monday. Fast run for me, easy run for her! :)
After our run, we came back to my house to work on some core and leg strengthening exercises. Holly brought a Jillian video:
This video is actually a perfect combination of abs and legs. We did level 1 today, which is 35 minutes of non-stop hard core, pun intended! I am already sore. When we finished the DVD, we also spent another 20 minutes or so doing a few additional leg exercise that weren't covered in the video.
In the afternoon I was actually able to get in a 45 minute nap. That rarely happens. The 3 youngest kids were staying cool in the downstairs living room, fan blowing on them while they played, so Chris and I laid on our bed after lunch and within a couple of minutes we were both asleep! (He ran 15 miles this morning, so he was tired, too.) I only woke up because I was sweating and starting to get a headache from the heat. See, our home isn't air-conditioned, which typically isn't much of an issue, barring a few weeks (usually in August) of the summer. But this summer has been much different. I'm not going to complain, though, because I would much rather have to endure a little extra heat than more cold!
After a late afternoon snack, Chris and I took the kids to the gym so that they could play some basketball and go swimming. While Chris played with them, I was able to attend a spin class. After I finished with spinning, I joined them in the pool. Finally, after stopping for some (late) dinner, we headed home and the kids and Chris are now asleep in our camp-trailer parked out in the driveway - it has air conditioning!