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.


  1. don't feel guilty! You NEED that time for you. Its only a fraction of the day and the rest of your time is devoted to your kids and work. Don't think of it as selfish, think of it as necessary to keep your sanity and health in check. You will feel better and relieve any stresses you have and therefore are a better parent/person as you are not as easily angered or least thats how it is for me :) I am very proud of you for doing your running again and I do hope you continue it for all of the positive benefits it will bring you :) hugs!

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