So that being said after this triathlon I will be concentrating on strengthening my back doing things like bridges, supermans, hipflexor & hamstring stretches and lots and lots of planks! I will also try to remember to use my knees to lift him instead of bending at the waist when I pick him up from the ground. But here are a few tips that I can't quite figure out the alternative for:
- Consider using a "front pack" to carry the baby when you are walking. (I do have one of these and have it with me when we take our walks in case he gets tired but my back still hurts even when I use it)
- Do not carry a child on your hip; this overloads the back muscles. (How am I supposed to carry him a la piggy back ride style?)
In the meantime I have been doing pretty well at not freaking out about my lapses in training and have really been enjoying my family time this summer. Hubs and I have been doing really well lately with communication and splitting chores and allowing each other time to do our "own" thing. I'm so proud of him taking our son to the museum and the splash park and group play times, it's not easy with our son who is going through a "phase" of being very rambunctious when in a group setting he runs around like crazy not paying any attention to the instructor, sometimes slaps at kids when trying to say hello or when wanting to get on a toy that they are already on. We just keep patiently correcting him or removing him from the situation but it does wear on you emotionally and physically. Now once hubs is back in school I hope to keep up these positive advances! :-) I know stress gets to the best of us and that's usually when things go bonkers.
On the work front even though I miss my son like crazy every single day and I still wish I could work from home. At least my work has become a little more fulfilling lately. I've really enjoyed mentoring a new employee and getting to make some progress on some bigger projects that in the past I've had to put on the back burner. Even though I've been super busy and barely any time to breath it's been more rewarding.
Here's just a few photos from our fun outings:
|Perfecting my selfie skills|
|my brother and I at the Smash Mouth concert|
|My longest ride in a very long time 30 miles|
|Market at the rail yards|
|Father/son outing to Explora|