Today is one of the lightest days in my 30 Day Challenge. The reps are still relatively low and I am not required to run too much. In order to mix it up a bit, my son and I took today’s running goal by jogging to and from the local library. Granted, he only jogged halfway there and halfway back before needing to walk. But the fact he kept going gave me the hope I needed that he can actually make it through next month’s 5k.
What is best about all of this is that for the first time, I’m not doing this completely by myself. Last year, I lose 50 lbs in between the end of January and May 1st. But nearly every step of the way was done just by me. Sure, I made friends with my instructors and other people in class and I had a blast along the way. But when I ran my first 5k, the very same Autism 5k my son and I will be doing next month, I crossed the finish line with no one there to greet me. The same for my second and third 5k. I may have made a choice to live my life as a single mother, but I refuse to live my life completely alone. That’s why it is so important to me that my son trains and that he can do this with me. I’ve been there for him every step of the way and for once, I need him to be there for me. I want this. Not only so we can get into better shape together, but also so we can have something we can share.
Jump Rope: Rest
Leg Lift: Rest
Tri Dips: 6
Jog: 1 mile