Monday, November 09, 2015

Week in Review

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?

1 comment:

Val said...

Since I'm sitting here with my fifth candy wrapper while I'm supposed to be blogging, I am clearly not a mama who trains. But I have a question. Does The Kid like the jogging stroller? Or when you run do you mean Run and not Jog? Does that count? Would that help? Are you and The Hubs ever home at the same time so he could handle The Kid while you train? I'm with you about the light and the cold, though. I hibernate. And eat. Hence, I don't run. ;) I love you! The swimming part sounds like you're rocking it! Give yourself grace. This is a busy time of year in a busy time of life. xoxox