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It has been a rough few days where running is concerned. Because I missed my run last Thursday, I ran Friday morning. This was the first time I have run the day before a long run since I started my marathon training plan. I won't be doing it again. My legs were sore, and less than a mile in I was ready to change my target from 12 to 6 miles. Three miles into my run, I decided I could do 8. On a 12 mile run, miles 4 thru 6 would be uphill. When I hit 4, I decided another 1/2 mile would be my turnaround point. So my 12 became 9. Better than 6 or 8, but not what I hoped. As my house came into view, I knew I probably could have done it; reminded myself how much of running is mental fitness; and made a goal to make next weekend's long run really count.

Well, Monday's run didn't really help put my running week on track. Because my 3-year-old always gets worried when I put on my running clothes, I waited until she was in bed. It probably shouldn't matter as much as it does, but it is hard to leave when she is crying or whining that she doesn't want me to leave, that she doesn't want me to go running, that she wants me to run on the treadmill so she can watch me (when she should be in bed). With that scene avoided, I started putting my shoes on when my 9-month-old started crying. So I rocked her back to sleep, but she had other things in mind and opened her eyes the moment I put her back in the crib. By this time I was starving, as was my hubby who was waiting to eat with me after my run. So we ate dinner, while finishing the movie we had started the night before. At the end of the movie it was 9 p.m., and there I sat in my running clothes with a sleeping baby in my lap.

So I put the babe in her bed and put me in mine. Not the best start to the week, and yet again I won't get in five running days. But with 87 days until my marathon, I am going to do my best to make the four runs ahead of me really count. Really!

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  1. I am always amazed at the mom runners, especially the ones with the young babies. I don't know how you do it! You will get in the swing, just make those runs you do get in count like you said. you are doing great :)

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  2. I LOVE sleeping babies! Yeah my training "plan" is just that, a rough plan. I figure if I can get the runs in at some point it's better than nothing at all! Keep up the good work!

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  3. I know it's hard to get running in when your children are young, but it will work out. Don't worry about missing a day of running.

    Your 9 mile run really does count!

    And what a cute baby!

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  4. Thanks for popping in.. I am glad that my experience can help others. If you have any questions that a "Rookie" can answer please send them to me mtipps@gonzaga.edu...

    Will be watching your progress. So you are a writer...that is what I (and about a million others) would like to do for a living. What do you write?

    FYI...my 3 year old used to get upset when I left. We ended up taking him on a few runs so he knew what Mommy was up to. Seemed to help. Always give him a big hug, point to the clock and tell him when I will be back. Don't know what to say about the little one, but that is sure a cute photo!!!

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  5. I have two little boys close in age to your little girls!
    I can't let having little ones at home be an excuse not to exercise any more!

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