Triathlete Kaisha Simmons gave us an inside look on an average day of training for the working mom of three.
“It’s 5 in the mornin’
And I’m goin’ all in, I’m busy ballin’….”
My alarm song “5 in the Morning” by Charli XCX plays softly. I jump out of bed before I hit snooze and drift back to sleep. I grab the gear I prepared the night before and head downstairs to my car.
I’m out the door driving towards the hills above Brigham Young University for a 5 mile trail run. I put on my pink Venture H2O SPIbelt and tuck my phone in the WeatherGuard™ pouch. I have one energy gel and one of the Companion water bottles clipped onto the belt resting on my hips.
I feel like I’m on top of the world as I arrive back home to shower and dress. My husband leaves for work and it’s about time for the babies to wake up. I make myself some protein oatmeal. Then I pack my lunch box with carrots, apples, turkey cracker sandwiches and yogurt. I load up the dishwasher with my son and ask him not to forget to put my SPI H2O bottle on the top rack ONLY.
Although I mostly work from home, today is Monday and that means meetings. Our nanny arrives and I leave for work and get to the office at 8:15 for my first meeting about marketing and events.
It’s time for a break from meetings so I roll over to the gym. Water, check. Phone, check. Headphones, check. Lifting grips, check. I grab my Original SPIbelt, tuck my phone in and clip it to my waist. I blast music as I hit the weights hard. It’s leg day.
I waddle to my car and head home to my three kids. We build a fort, play in the sandbox and have a tea party with all the stuffed animal cats in our house (about 20). It’s hard work being a kid again. Some work creeps in between the play although I try to not let it happen.
I start making dinner while the kids set the table. Daddy walks in the door at 5, right as the rice cooker beeps that it is finished. We are having BBQ chicken, rice and peas tonight.
After dinner, we head to the lake our house is on. Since it’s summer and a family night, we are looking for some water play. My husband hands me his phone as we reach the lake to put in my SPIbelt just in case: kids + water = unpredictable. I tuck my wedding ring in there too, since it’s a little loose these days.
We are home from the lake which means a quick shower, brushing our teeth, PJ’s and reading White Fang in our bed. We only have two chapters left, so we read a little longer than normal.
The kids are in bed and I have to put out some fires at work. I usually spend this time of night answering emails I hadn’t gotten to while with the family.
Electronics get turned off and it’s time for me to go to bed. Luckily I fall asleep fast, and by 9:05 I am asleep. My body is preparing this triathlon mama for the next beautiful summer day.
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