Gah! Every day I SWEAR I'm going to write here and every day gets away from me. Training is crazy town right now - yes, 10 months out from the big race. Plus, I am about to work my 11th day in a row today. Oh and you know, I have a 2 year old that occupies a lot of my time. To be honest, all of this is too overwhelming for me. I'm starting to shut down and just sleep. That's how I handle things. Unfortunately, that also means I'm getting ABSOLUTELY NOTHING done. Let's talk about what I did get done last week.
Swimming - 7250 yards ~ 4.1 miles
And I missed a swim! I am living in chlorine right now. Even the days I don't swim I'm in the water. I teach 8 swim classes a week. I have started attending masters (oh yes!). I am swimming on my own. Oh, and last week I made two pseudo-saves during my lifeguarding duties. BUT, it's paying off. All of it. My back and arm muscles are starting to be banging and the times are falling. Last week I did a 100 all out and came in nearly 10 seconds faster than ever before. Boom!
Running - 14.85 miles
Truthfully, I'm just not loving running right now. I'm struggling with time management and just can't get out to do it. I don't want to run in the dark. I don't want to run on the treadmill. I don't want to be cold. The only day I'm loving on running is Fridays when I drop the kiddo off at preschool and two hours to myself. Those are the runs I truly love. This week, though, I'm going to try harder. I swear. Hold me to it, please!!!
How do you manage your time? I know I'm not the only mama out there who trains. Do you use babysitters? Do you have terrible mom guilt? Any of you mamas work and train? Do I have to get up at stupid o'clock and sleep nearly nothing to get it all done?