First off – go on and read my latest Complete Running article…
Are you back? Good. Now I can update you on my training. So far two weeks have gone by. Two long and painful weeks…. Kidding. Training is going fairly well. I’ve done MOST of my runs. Not all – but I planned for that by planning more runs than I thought I could get around to doing thanks to the fam-damily commitments. Though I’ve made a concerted effort to do all of the longer runs. Running with a double jogging stroller has proven to be more work than I originally thought it would be. I feel like I’m running uphill my whole run. Sunday I tried going for a run with BOTH kids – Sierra didn’t have the patience for it and whined the whole way, even though I stopped at a park for 30 min halfway into my run. It’s not even like I ran all that far either. 2.5 K, stop and play for 30 min, then another 2.5 K home.
Training this week is a bust. I got my haircut instead of running today (too tired from being alone with 2 kids for 2 days), tomorrow I have both kiddos, so no run, Wednesday I’ll do my 12K while Sierra is at daycare, no run Thurs & Fri because again I’m home alone with both kids. Though Friday I have my strollerfit class that Sierra loves, so at least I’ll get SOME exercise. Saturday Rob comes back from Ireland – but I’ll be too excited and happy to see him to go out for a run. Sunday morning? Maybe I’ll get out, but maybe not ’cause Rob will want to sleep in thanks to 12 hrs of travelling and a 5 hr time difference.
See what I mean? Training with a family is tough. The poor baby has had sooooo many naps in the stroller lately. I’m determined to do this though. I LOVE feeling like my old self again. I feel stronger through my core from the running, and my legs have that dull achiness that I love ’cause it means I’m getting stronger. I’m just going to have to keep training whenever I can, keep persevering – I KNOW I can do it!