Inconsistent running

When I was pregnant and even up until a couple of weeks ago, I had grand plans to run every morning and/or go to a barre class. I was naïve, optimistic, and very much goal oriented. After I received the okay from my doctor to start exercising, I began to realize how tough it would be schedule in these workouts. It’s not that I don’t get up early – I do – in fact, most days between 5-6AM, but it’s tough to coordinate schedules for baby duty when the baby doesn’t have an exact schedule yet.

img_5894Mornings are tough as Josh needs to get ready for work and early evenings are tough as we try to establish a bedtime routine. Also by the time late afternoon rolls around, the lack of sleep is starting to creep up and I want to do nothing more than take a nap rather than lace up my sneakers. We don’t have regular help and as a result, it’s tough to create a workout schedule. In the last three weeks, my workouts have been erratic and while I tried to create a very rough, off the cuff training plan for the Bronx 10-miler in less than two weeks, I have not been very good at following it. Wish me luck… I’m going to need it. Or maybe a stroller to get me home.

Needless to say, I enjoy the minutes I do get to spend working out. My longest run so far has been 3 miles. My legs are feeling stronger and my stride more comfortable. I even went to my first barre class this past Saturday and it was not fun trying to get out of bed on Sunday, a definitely a sign of a much-needed workout.

So why I am telling you all this? Because I have been erratic with running and MIA on the blogging front and it’s driving me nuts. Any advice on how to juggle workouts with a newborn, please let me know!

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