Yes, I have two young kids, so I’ve been tired for years now, but today I am more tired than the baseline level of tired I normally operate at. This is a result of more than usual wake ups from Miss baby for the last few nights and earlier than normal wake up times for both kiddos for the last few days. I hope things will get back to normal soon or I’m going to have to do something drastic…like move up my bedtime!
For now, I’m drinking coffee and trying to get it together. But I am really not feeling sharp today. Hopefully, I’ll perk up a bit as the day goes on. Aside from needing to make some progress on a project at work, I have studying to do, and big plans to run tonight (I have a particular square picked out on the bingo board).
I haven’t quite finished all the “give me” squares, but am having to get a little creative in order to check off some of the boxes. I still have yet to get a line (I am dying for some starbucks!), but I think I can make it happen this week…stay tuned!
Last week, I said I was going to run with a 3:30 to 1 ratio one more time, but on Tuesday (“Run on a Weekday”) I felt good and went with 4 to 1; which ended up feeling great. I was a tad worried that I wouldn’t feel as good on Thursday, but I kept with the 4:1 and felt great again!
For Thursday’s run, I played with the incline, something I haven’t done in ages, but used to do all the time. It’s one of my go to strategies for breaking up the monotony of the treadmill. I progressively increased the incline for one of my 4 minute intervals and then progressively decreased the incline for the next 4 minute interval. It was a nice challenge, and made the time pass a little quicker.
I also listened to the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on Thursday in prep for listening to the first episode of the Unspoiled: Harry Potter podcast. The idea behind the podcast is that one host has never read the series before and they talk through the books chapter by chapter. I started listening to that on Saturday when I “ran during nap time”. Honestly, it was the only good thing about that run. I wasn’t really feeling it, but had planned to run during nap time, so I sucked it up and did it. It felt hard and I didn’t really enjoy myself. At least both kids slept long enough for me to relax for a bit after running and showering…this is most often not the case.
I’m really happy with how attempt #2 at treadmill bingo is going, and am enjoying my comeback (aside from Saturday…haha).
I feel really hopeful about getting that full card and earning some new running shoes.
2 thoughts on “2019 Last Week Running (2)”
Way to go, Amy! I find it hard enough to run with one little one; I have no idea how you manage with two!
Luckily, they go to bed at the same time, and we’ve been working on getting some overlapping nap action as well. In that respect, it’s not much harder than when there was only one. We still aren’t very good at one of us watching both kids solo, so we’ve primarily done workouts when they are asleep. Which is one major reason I’m planning to work on the 5k this year, and not something longer, at least for now.