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.
Mornings 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!