Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Long Runs Only

It has been tough finding the time to run lately.  The family has been super busy.  I happily got my long run in on Sunday.  It was cold, but sunny.  I am still looking forward to spring though.  I haven't been able to run since then and I don't think I will be able to run again until next Sunday.  I don't see how I am going to be able to up my mileage to 6 miles.  My legs felt like mush on Sunday just running 4 miles.

I need to somehow fit in some time to workout during the week. It has been hard with 3 little ones and work.   I think I am going to find a babysitter that comes just when I need to run.  It makes me nervous for the half marathon in May.  I hope that I will be ready for it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

248 Days Away

I officially signed up for the Chicago Marathon today!!!  Yeah!! I am really excited, but I have to wait 248 days to actually run it.  I am excited though, so hopefully that excitement will stay with me for the next 9 months. 

The kiddies have slowly been getting better so I didn't feel too guilty going out for a run yesterday and today.  Yesterday's run was only a mile on the treadmill and today was two miles outside.  Both went pretty well (really how hard can 1 mile be?).  I am proud of myself for getting out there though.  I always look for excuses to skip a run and I didn't let myself do it.  I adjusted my schedule to allow for a run today because I know I won't get the chance tomorrow and I know I need to do that more often.  I won't be able to keep a consistent schedule, I will need to adjust with my schedule.  Being a Mom of three kids I will need to do that often.

This weekend is a family trip to the Wisconsin Dells so there shouldn't be a problem getting Fridays run in.  Sundays long run might have to be on a treadmill (oh the horror!).  I am pretty sure there is more snow on the ground up there compared to here so I will have to see if I can find a clear running path.

Hapy Running!