I have been spoiled. Being a professional runners these last 15 years I have been able to run around 9am every morning which was perfect. I had plenty of time to get up, drink coffee, and watch the news all comfy on the couch.
Enter the kiddos. Life certainly changed, but I would not change a thing. But just as life changed taking care of two cutie pies, I had to adjust my running accordingly. Since I am not quite ready to give up competition, I am still trying to fit in some intense workouts, long runs and two -a - days. Itâ€™s all pretty difficult with a husband that works long hours.
My Mom and her husband, Alan, live a mile away and are my primary childcare luckily. It truly does take a village to raise a child, so any and all help is appreciated. Well, after one of my last races, Livy did them in. I was gone for 3 days, and she was her usual 1.5 year old terror that also decided she would not nap for them.
Not wanting to burn out my awesome babysitters, I decided to adjust my running schedule once again. I am now getting in my easy runs before Jon goes to work which means out the door at 5:30 and back no later than 7:15. Â Itâ€™s a bit painful, but the good thing is the runs go by fast because I donâ€™t really wake up until half way through. I am a morning person, though, and sunrise running along the ocean is serene and spiritual. So far so good, but itâ€™s going to be a long, dark winter. Good luck to everyone getting it in when you can. Have fun, and be safe!