Friday, July 6, 2012

Should've, could've, would've

I had nothing better to title this blog post. I woke up upset with myself for not running last night. I should've yesterday morning, I could've run last night, and I would've run if it wasn't so dang hot out. But I can't keep making excuses. I am not going to get back into shape if I don't run. Then, this morning, I was exhausted, I tossed and turned all night long (not really sure why) and when my alarm went off for me to go to the gym, I hit snooze thinking just 5 more minutes. That snooze turned into 15 minutes and then I missed my opportunity for the gym. It's ok, I really needed the sleep more, I will just make up for it by going to the pool tonight.
I really need to stop taking it personal when M cries when I put her to bed. She's a kid, it's normal for her to not want to go to bed, I just can't think it is directed at me. She's not mad at me, she just doesn't want to go to bed because she is afraid she is missing something. It gets easier, right?!
Anyway, I should go, I have to get ready for work. Hopefully today will go quickly, and the weekend slowly, although, I am sure the work day will go slowly and the weekend quickly, since that is how it normally goes.
Tomorrow morning I am running with my BCR friends, bright and early at 0700. I am only doing 4 miles, but 2 of those miles will be at a faster pace to get me out of my comfort zone. I really want to be able to break 30 minutes in a 5K and I want to get my half marathon time under 2 hours 20 minutes.
But for now, stay cool. Stay hydrated, and have a great Friday!

1 comment:

rockle said...

bedtimes are the WORST at M's age - and in fact, it's the ONE THING that we consistently argue with our kid over, still. (dinner, too, sometimes, but not so much.) we have found that THE BEST way around the issue is to have a set routine: do XX, then dinner, then YY, then bedtime stuff (pajamas, brush teeth, book, prayers, etc.). have a hard cutoff time - if you want her asleep by 8:00, for example, then start all this stuff at 7:00 so she'll be asleep by then (hypothetically). if she has a preference for something to have in bed with her, give it to her - shae's thing is that she needs a book - and then set a rule for yourself that you'll only check in on her ONE TIME after bedtime, and not until ZZ minutes have passed (say, 5, or whatever). unless you head a "thud" or a "crash," obviously.

and also: have a set wakeup time. set an alarm for her if you have to. shae is not allowed to "wake up" until 6:00 unless she has to go potty, and if she does, she's supposed to go right back to bed. you shouldn't have to worry about this yet, but it will be helpful when you start PT.

it's going to be hard now, when it's still light out at bedtime. we are having trouble, too. but give the routine two weeks and you should see a difference. it's kind of the ferber method, i think, but it worked for us.