I love my friends but that’s a given since I have chosen them. Almost as much as I love my friends, I love swapping children with them so we all can get out for some training. Throughout this winter until now, one friend in particular and I have done a mommy swap at least once a week. Although we sometimes run or ride together with the kids, we both thoroughly enjoy the alone time to train for ourselves that the mom swap allows us.
This week was no exception. We had planned a day a fruit picking and playground playing about an hour and a half away so of course we worked in some training time as well. I dropped the kids off at her house early and jumped on the road bike with intentions to make it as far as possible before she picked me up. I made it much further than I thought I would and even managed to ride over a pass that I had never ridden on before.
Being able to get out for some exercise every day helps me maintain the sanity to be the mother, wife and friend that I want to be (at least much of time). The Chariot is absolutely amazing but I truly cherish the times I can get out alone. Ian and I manage this swap very well on the weekends as well but there is something special about the chance to do it during the week. If you don’t have someone to mommy/child swap with , I highly recommend finding someone as soon as possible. I’m not sure I could live without my mommy swap.