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Whether you workout before work or after work, chances are if you workout outside you'll be working out in the darkness or very dim light.

And one of my major pet peeves is to see runners or walkers or cyclists or really anyone out and about who doesn't make sure that they can be seen.

Because the majority of my workouts are before Hubby goes to work, and usually I'm solo, safety has always been a priority for me. And when I say that I won't run outside in the dark / low light/ fog without my Noxgear, I'm serious.

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Summer, Running, Training and Blogging

I can't believe that Lil Man has graduated from pre-school. It's been a great year for us. Truly, it's been wonderful, and I am sad to see it come to an end. Both Lil Man and I are struggling with leaving his awesome pre-school, but I know a new chapter awaits. And, I'm sure it will be great also. It's just a change. You know how that is.. change can be scary.. even if it's good.

But here comes summer.. and summer activities... and the balancing act of trying to figure out how to fit it all in.

In the past, the first thing that has been skipped has been my strength training.. or running.. or cross-training.. or all of the above.

I've added childcare back to my gym membership, and I'm planning on signing up for some personal training. I think this will help (or I hope) to keep me on track with my workouts. But I also know that's only once a week. So I've been charting out my tentative (and hopefully realistic) plan.

I plan to run 3 days a week (no specific mileage), cross train 2 days (but that may mean walking the amusement park or taking Lil Man to the swimming pool - trust me although it's fun, it can definitely be exhausting and a workout). And lift weights 3-5 days a week depending on what we have going on that week.

It looks like I'll be back to early morning workouts before Hubby goes to work. Now... to just force myself to get up... that's the hard part ... especially when I'm not getting a lot of sleep... but I know once I get back into the routine that it will be easier to continue to get up early.

As far as blogging goes, I'll be here. Truthfully, it's very discouraging to see the #'s or I should say lack of #'s when I look at stats when it comes to this tiny blog... but you know what... this is mine.... I've put a lot of time, energy, sweat and tears, but it's something that I enjoy... and for those 2 or 3 who read it.. thank you :) I plan to continue to write.. and to share 'me' with those of you who care to read it.

My family life is totally re-arranged during the summer... and it's a balancing act... but I wouldn't have it any other way...

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