Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

Greetings from the Home Team!

We got to take part in Thursday night’s kick-off, and around 36 hours later we were already back at the GHS family YMCA for our first work out- Week 1 Day 1 of Couch to 5k (which I’m sure you’ll see abbreviated as C25k)- and everyone survived!

I woke up before dawn yesterday (Monday) morning (not willingly- the baby decided she was hungry, and I decided it was a good time to get out of the house for a bit while I had someone who could watch the kids- I am not a morning person).  Walk/jogging in the brisk 30-degree woke me up much better than my usual cup of coffee.Which is almost always cold- because I have two very young kids constantly needing my attention.  Yesterday’s cup was different. It was hot. And fresh. And wonderful. You see, I returned before the kids woke up- and got to enjoy a quiet breakfast with my husband before he left for work. Something that almost never happens!

I’m a big app person.  They made my time yesterday much more pleasant!  If you have a smart phone, here’s what I’d recommend you do:
– Download the Couch to 5k app (FREE!)
– Download the HIS radio app (FREE!)
– Put on some earbuds, and run both while you’re out!
I was able to stream the morning crew as I exercised (and got to hear them talk about RBL as I was participating!) and was able to worship through the music played.  The C25k app would automatically break in and tell me when to walk and when to run. I didn’t have to check my screen at all!

As for today (Tuesday), I’m taking my rest day. I donated blood last night (because when my son was born, blood donations saved my life!), and was encouraged to wait 24 hours before strenuous activity.  You’ll be hearing more about my story soon… but right now, I need to go tend to a crying baby!

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