This morning’s run was derailed by the 2yr old’s meltdown around 2:30am. I can get up early for a run, but I need a pretty solid night’s sleep to make it happen. With somewhere between 4-6 hours a night, I definitely go for quality vs. quantity. When the quality isn’t there, neither is the run.
She’s in a phase now where she wants covered up, but
can’t won’t do it herself. Sure, I could go in a few times a night and cover her up again, but that somewhat perpetuates the issue.
We chose cry it out last night – which means it lasted awhile.
Ok – so this blog post was just derailed by the 4yr old falling out of bed. What’s going on here??
These events remind me of one of the reasons I started this blog. When I first started running farther and farther, I didn’t know how I’d make it work with young kids at home. I looked for blogs of folks who were ultrarunners w/kids to get some perspective, but I couldn’t find any. Thus, I wanted to share my experiences of ultrarunning, with young kids at home, in the instance someone else is curious about it in the future.
So how do ultrarunners make it work with young ones at home? I don’t have the whole answer yet, but there are days we don’t – like today. The majority of the time it’s all good though. It just takes some patience and some quality sleep.
What I will say is my family comes first. I’ll always do my best for them before I do my best for myself. If that means covering them up or letting them learn to do it on their own, and it costs me a run, I’m happy to do that.
Here’s to trying again tomorrow!
LOL! I have six kids, so I know what you’re going through! You’ll make it! 🙂
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Thanks Brad! The way I look at it, with kids things don’t alway go as planned – but that’s part of what makes it so enjoyable!