I’ll give it a shot. Introducing Sole Daddies!

Sole Daddy, meet the world. World, meet the founding member of Sole Daddies!

Take it away, Sole Daddy. 🙂

My wife asked me to write a something for her new blog. Like many days, my wife was wondering about the daddy perspective…. So, like many fitness endeavors in the past few years, I decided I’d give it a shot. I have completed a few sprint triathlons, a lot of running races, and I ride with a cycling team. As my kids have gotten older, training has become easier. Then last October, my wife and I had our third child. Since then training has become crazy difficult.

My wife’s request could not come at a better time.  The issue of not being able to work out or have a normal gym routine has driven me crazy.  So maybe typing about it will help bring some clarity to my dilemma. I have not gotten on my bike or in the pool in 2 weeks. I have been able to sneak in a few runs, but a few runs will not suffice…I need more!  A five month old who does not cherish a solid night’s sleep (like we do) and spring sports practices are the priority. So I have rolled over to my alarm and dreaming my workout in snooze mode before the alarm sounds once again.  I begrudgingly accept this phase of life – workouts have to come when they can.

I’ve decided that I need to turn everyday tasks and quiet moments into fitness opportunities. Here are a few you may find helpful:

  • 10 minutes of core exercises before I get in the shower at 5am. The world is still quiet at that time of day.
  • 5 flights of stair racing with my lunch box and backpack (I’m a teacher in a very tall school).
  • Volunteering to be a parent helper with the kids sports activities. This way I can run with the team, do drills, and sprints.
  • Walking the dogs almost always turns into a run with the dogs.

I’m doing what I can, but I am definitely anxious for the day I can have a regular workout schedule again! Even though life is absolute chaos most days and yours probably is too, you should definitely give it a shot.

About Soleful Mamas

Powered by sunshine and friendship, Soleful Mamas is half support group/half running club. Our tribe is committed to empowering women of all ages and abilities one mile at a time. We are committed to inspiring those around us to live stronger, healthier, and more confident lives through the power of running and adventure experiences. We'd love for you to join us! We want all Mamas to know that as you blaze your trail of awesomeness, we're with you every step of the way!

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