Thursday, 3 December 2015

Two and change

We officially have a two year old. Two years. I can hardly believe that. It has been quite the hiatus from blog land. Work has been busy, running has been steady and we have been immersed in watching this little man grow into the charming little fellow he has become.

I have been struggling to find time to write anything of substance or at least something that would be appealing to other people.  It seems that the day to day, while very exciting to me, can be a bit boring to others. It really is wake up, work, play with W, run, sleep... mostly every day.  

As I look forward to 2016, I have some big goals.  A full marathon, a duathlon, and most importantly parenting a 2 year old.  I would like to find a way to share it all in a way that is meaningful and community building.  I have found it more and more important to find like minded moms/parents that are juggling work/training/parenting.

It is not easy. Most of our arguments are about who is running when, who isn't pulling their weight on house chores how to do everything while somehow managing to spend more time with W. 

In 2015 I got burnt out by a couple of things. Running 5 days a week being one of them.  I don't have a job where I can easily run at work and I have an early start so that I can do an early pickup from daycare. I have yet to find a workable solution which is complicated by having only one car.  Running home works, but it is always the same run commute.  Fitting in speed work and tempos, the stuff that leads to improvement, is much more challenging.

I have thought about buying a treadmill or getting a gym pass to make evening running easier.  At least I wouldn't be alone in the dark on the icy roads!  I have also thought about renaming this blog "Trials and Errors", because that is what I feel most of my running world has become :)

In sum, this is a check in. A chance to feel out the blogging world and see how to reinvent this space.  I am looking forward to this holiday season and a fresh start in 2016!


  1. Welcome back to blogging! Being able to fit in working out/running is one of the things I need to figure out when I go back to work in January...any tips?

    1. Ahh yes! First, be easy on yourself when you go back. It is a whole new role as a working mommy and it can be tough to navigate at first. If you can, workout at lunch! I also set my road bike up on the trainer at night to get a ride in after bedtime. It is challenging but doable. I try to maximize my time with Weston so I don't make a lot of evening classes. One night a week I do go to a 7pm spin class though :)


Please leave a reply!