6 outside in the BOB with little d. drive to gym. drop off little d at childcare.
5.5 on treadmill. Restart treadmill.
5.5 on treadmill. pick up little d. drive home.
Leave little d eating lunch with "abbie".
Painful last mile outside, by myself. SO SLOW.
Feed self lunch. Prep little d for nap. Prep ice bath.
Nap little d. Take said ice bath. Nap one hour.
.......And that, my dear friends all took place yesterday during the time that used to be my regular workday, 7am-3pm. Whoever says marathon training is not a full time job is a LIAR. Also, whoever marathon trains while working or going to school is a ROCKSTAR. And if you can train, work/go to school AND take care of a child??! Please tell me your secret, unless it is not sleep then I do not want to hear it.
Ok, here's what you gotta know:
1. No matter what you do you are going to hurt at the end of the run. Accept it. Embrace it, even. Try not to cry. Iron Man, not wussy man, remember?
In two weeks I will be running 20 miles and that equates to about 4 hours for me. Childcare at the gym is only two hours and little d only tolerates the BOB for an hour at a time, so my dad will be watching him for an hour while I run solo at 6:30 am. Crazy? Maybe. But you do what works for you. And I like to get all my running in before noon/naptime so I can catch a little break and put those sore legs up for an hour or so :)