Biking to work counts as a workout
I cannot remember the last time I've posted under my real identity, partly because the craziness of maintaining urbanMamas and partly because it feels a bit more "safe" posting just as urbanMamas. It's a bit more anonymous, you know? So it's ironic that I am making my re-entry post that also includes (hold your breath)...a video! I know, I may really regret it. But here goes...
Hi, I'm Hau. It's been so long, you probably have only seen my occasional comments. Sarah, Olivia and I are trying something new for Hood to Coast this year. We are going to share our journey as we train again for our 5th relay race as urbanMamas (aka Run Mama Run). This year, through our Hood to Coast team partnership with VitaminWater Zero, we are trying to mix some wellness, fashion and expert training advice into our training regimen. We will try to post videos and share our experience as we juggle running, kids (3 each!), and work obligations. The mamas and I talked about creating a Hood to Coast page so it would not bore the larger urbanMamas community but alas my typepad hacking skills have met it's match. So I apologize, but you will only need to put up with it for the next 4 weeks. Even though you may not be a runner, I hope you can still enjoy our training posts. If anything, maybe you'll get to know us a bit better!
Now for the training bit. It's no secret that the mamas and I are avid family-bikers. For my first "vlog", I talk about my morning cross-training workout. It's not something I do everyday (not especially in the rain), but when the weather's nice, biking to and from work is how I get in 30 minutes (at least!) of movement. I know plenty of bike commuters who tell me that their commute hardly counts as exercise, but perhaps they need to trade in their road bike and Lycra for a cruiser and pull their or a friend's child in a trailer. That, or find a more challenging route to work. Biking commuting is how I squeeze in a workout; as a busy mama, how do you manage to exercise during your day?