This Mother Runner’s Attempt At Running Tonight

Sometimes our days do not go as planned.

Sometimes what you want to do to most is the first thing on your list to go.

Sometimes you just need to slow down and focus on one thing at a time.


I wanted to run tonight but things kept getting in my way….my day went like this.

{note – I’ve had a head cold for 3 days, pounding headache and just feeling ill}

8:00 Drop girls off at Day Care

8:30 Drop by an office to pick something up and arrive at my office just before 9 am {fail already}

9 – 9:40 Rush to catch up on emails I missed in the last 2 days before darting off to a full day of meetings.

10 – 12:30 Meetings

12:30 Eat lunch I have been thinking about since 11 am

1 pm – Walk on the trail with co-workers {fresh air just what I needed – head starting to get worse}


1:30 – 4 pm More meetings {contribute little as my head is pounding and I contemplate IF I should run after the girls go to bed}

4 – Talk to my friend/coach about what I should run tonight

{she’s sick with a head cold too – go figure} Leave with an easy plan.

4:10 Pick up dinner at grocery store – not pretty but at least I got a salad.

Don't judge ;)

Don’t judge 😉

4:36 Home with the girls…Don’t ask me how I remember this time but it sticks out

5 – 7pm Eat dinner, play with girls, bath girls, read them books, sing to them.

7pm Read email, blogs, do dishes, clean up dinner – wait to confirm girls are asleep! {ha ha}

7:30 Drink Pre-Workout Vega drink {review to come} with intentions of running at 8pm


7:49 Hilary (17 months old) screaming in her bed…. 😦 Dam “eye” teeth, I wish they would just come in already.

Tried to console her, sing to her, walk around with her….nothing worked.

Drugs….yup, she got Advil for the pain.

Back to her room as she settles down, rock and sing, rock and sing…..oh man, cuddling with your little baby is simple the best thing ever….I almost forgot I wanted to run tonight.

I cuddled a little longer until she decided she wanted in her crib….okay, maybe I cuddled a little longer because I know there will be a day that she won’t want to cuddle.

So, I put her to bed and wrote this blog post to ensure she was 100% asleep before I attempt running on the treadmill.

I think I might have a stomach bug – good lord, let me feel better soon…..

8:45 pm Get gear on and see what I can accomplish on the treadmill.

Better late then never!!!

Best part of my day – that unexpected cuddle 🙂

How do you fit in a run when you just don’t think it’s going to happen?

Tips on getting rid of your head colds fast?

What was the best part of your day today?