Monday, December 12, 2011

Big changes happening.

So there are some big changes coming in the next few weeks. We are planning to potty train Lillian over the Christmas break. I don't know whether it will go well or not but it's coming. The other big issue is that Lillian is now refusing to nap. I knew this day would come but I was hoping it would take some more time. So now I have a few choices for my running.
  1. I can start getting up earlier than I already do every morning to get my run in before Steve leaves for work.
  2. I can start running outside with the girls as often as possible.
  3. I can start running at night after they go to bed or Steve gets home.
  4. I can try to teach Lillian to play downstairs while I run, but make sure she stays away from the treadmill. 
A combination of option 1, 2 and 3 are probably my best plan. I can try to get up early enough to get my butt on the treadmill and run. I am not a morning runner, so this will be a challenge for me, especially if I want to go far or do speed work early in the am. I may need a bit of time to wake up before my run, which isn't always possible. I can run outside with the girls, as we learned on Saturday but that is limited because it's, almost, Winter in Ontario and too cold or too windy means I can't safely take the girls out. Evenings are good because I've been up all day but some days by the time my husband gets home I am so exhausted that I don't even want to carry on a conversation with him, let alone hit the treadmill. I think I'm going to just get through the next few days. Then we'll be visiting family, and then I'll just have Katrina and then Steve is off for a week.

I think a good start would be to try getting up at 6am tomorrow and doing my speed run. If I can't do it, then I can try in the afternoon while Lillian has bedroom play time and Katrina naps, or wait until Steve gets home. But over the holidays I may have to teach myself to get up early enough that an AM run can happen. At least if I get my run out of the way in the morning I'll have more time to get things done around the house during the day.

Any morning runners out there who can give me some tips for getting a run, without eating before I run, and completing it before the kids wake up?

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