January 4, 2019
Happy New Year!
We seriously have such a good baby, but he’s still a baby and babies can be very demanding, requiring almost all of your time and attention. So finding any time to run has been difficult.
In the past I’ve always been a creature of habit. I’m a morning person and like to get up early to get my run in. After all no one tends to need me at 4:30am and I’m not sacrificing anything but my own sleep. Well now someone does tend to need me at 4:30am and sleep is a hot commodity!
In the past I hated running any time but the mornings because I would typically get really bad shin splints for whatever reason. I could never really explain it but it always seemed to happen with runs later in the day as opposed to morning runs. I also like to run on an empty stomach because heart burn/indigestion usual results.
Lately I’ve come to the realization that I just have to go when I can find the time; when the opportunity presents itself whether it’s 4am, 9pm, or like today, 45* and I’m able to take the stroller. And as much as I hate, hate, hate the treadmill, I’m probably going to have to resort to using that as well.
If you want something bad enough, or if you love something enough! You’ll find a way! Today the whole crew tagged along! The kids didn’t mind since it’s been months since they’ve been able to ride bike. It’s not very common to have our bikes out in January! (*Baby was very bundled and closed up tight in the stroller; he stayed very warm for the 33 minutes we were out! 😉)
Lastly, to celebrate the new year and I guess to act as a resolution of sorts for myself, I signed up for the marathon I’ve been wanting to complete for two years. It’s not until December 2019 and I never commit early, but this one is kind of pricey and there was an early bird special so I decided to go for it! Now I just need to get back in marathon shape/lose my baby weight, but it’s definitely a good motivator and I’m dreaming of it already!