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You Can't Always Get What You Want

I know I've said it before, but I'm saying it again. I. LOVE. SPEEDWORK. I never feel stronger (or faster) than when I am doing speedwork.

Tonight's run was a fartlek workout on the treadmill. Somehow The Princess has trained her body to poop at bedtime. Could a kid come up with a better excuse to get out of bed EVERY night? I mean how can you tell your child to go back to bed when she really needs to go and manages to get something out every single time. And tonight, every single time happened THREE times. So with that delay and a second round of rocking my baby (I know she's two but she's still my baby) to sleep, I didn't get on the treadmill until 8pm. I did a short warm-up and then did four x 5-minute intervals @ 10K pace (8:49) with 2-minute recovery jogs. My plan called for four or five intervals; I went with four because I was hungry and was pretty sure my husband wanted to eat dinner sooner than later since he waited to eat with me instead of eating with the girls. So my fartlek run gave me 3.35 miles for the night.

Now I'm heading upstairs to do some HARD CORE (with a full belly, so this should be extra fun) before I head to bed.

RUN: Tonight I was loving You Can't Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones. It makes me smile because it reminds me of The Princess. I sing it to her sometimes. Not sure what that says about my parenting, but she's started singing it back to me. At appropriate times. And she's four. So we're even.


  1. Hard Core Club with a full belly? You ARE a warrior!

  2. Juggling parenting and "hard core" training is not for the faint of heart!

  3. I don't know how you manage to get your runs in with kids. You're obviously a much more dedicated person than I. If I was interrupted three times, I would have just called it quits for the night.

    Hmmm, probably a good thing i don't have kids yet.

  4. Sounds like a great treadmill work-out! Love those parenting days!!

  5. Candice, I swear somedays we live the same life. Doodle also trained herself to poop at bed time. No fun. And Dilly never wakes up without a load in her diaper. Potty training her is sure to be fun.

  6. Kids are so smart. Bedtime pooping. Genuis!

  7. Speedwork after rock-a-bye baby is pretty hard core itself. And on that note, you're absolutely right. Rock them as long as you can.

    So for about 2+ years, I've sung that same You Can't Always Get... song to the kids when necessary.
    Funny thing, their interpretation was missing one key word, so their singing response has always been, "You Always Get What You Want."
    Gotta love 'em.

  8. hilarious. my kid pooped during pilates today at the gym and i'm all "excuse me, i have to change my kid's poop." so dumb. i'm also falling in love with speed work. i'm going to a tread class tomorrow, and i'm stoked. i have a much harder time doing intervals by myself.

  9. I'm impressed that you still get such good workouts in between kids, husband and life in general. You have great discipline.

  10. Okay 2 is totally still your baby! Mine is!

    I am impressed that you can get on the mill at such a late hour. I have trouble doing that until winter sets in. After that it's a little easier since it's dark in the morning and dark after work. I never see the sun anyway! :-)

    Great job taking care of the kiddos and getting your workouts in!

    Did you tell me you got your package? j/w


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