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 roll...it 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.