Sunday, June 12, 2011

20 Minutes!!

Yesterday I ran successfully 20 minutes straight! 

It actually wasn't too bad either!  After the first 5 minutes it was really a mental thing.  I had to be like the Little Engine That Could and keep telling myself I could do it.  I knew I had ran 8 minutes before with no problems and this time I wasn't even pushing 40+ lbs in a stroller.

After 10 minutes, I knew I could do it and I got into the music.  I felt great afterwards too!

This next week will be fairly doable but...the week after I am terrified about.  It isn't just the running but the kids.  I also lose my running buddy too.  Mike is going to help me and I am hoping to do the runs in the mornings before Mike leaves for work.

By the end of this week I will be running 25 minutes!

Monday, June 6, 2011


There seems to be a fine line in my head where exercising is taking care of myself and therefore a good thing to do or selfish and therefore neglectful of my children.

On a positive note I have started week 5 of the running program and it is going well.  There has been a few hiccups but I ran for 5 minutes, 3 times today and....drum wasn't that hard!  This week is where the program really ramps up and on Friday I run 20 minutes straight.  Eeeek!

I am really enjoying running and I really couldn't do it with out my running buddy.  It really helps having that person who you have made a commitment to.

I am enjoying the runs but I am having a hard time balancing everything else.  I feel like I am sacrificing Georgia's sleep routine and my household duties.  The program is basically 30 minutes or so of running 3 times a week.  That really isn't much but since I try and do it during preschool, and I loathe taking kids in and out of the vehicle too many times.  The runs turn into a 2.5 hour outing. 

I am only feeling guilty about Georgia's sleep schedule because part of me really wishes she would go to sleep at 7pm (or so) and sleep until 11pm (of course I would love for more but....I am a wise mother of 3 and none of my kids have slept through the night before a year.)  I love my evenings to myself because I can get chores down and get around to my hobbies like knitting and blogging.  I guess, you could say it is a selfish reason too...  But I am also a firm believer that good sleep is just as important as proper nutrition.

For those of you that know me in real life, you know that I can be guilty about anything so at this point I am going to just deal with the guilt and continue running....maybe learning to fall asleep anywhere will be beneficial to Georgia.