Going into Casey's Virtual Marathon I was beyond confient that I would have no problem running 10 - 15 miles within 3 days time. So I told Casey to give me whatever number of legs she needed to complete a Team.
She gave me 2 legs on Team Blues Brothers 2000. Little did I know that I would be so happy that it was only 2!
Friday morning we woke up to strong winds and blowing snow; white out conditions. Although the neighboring schools were closed we had school. So I got middle off to school and since littlest was up before dawn and conditions would not allow us to go for a run, he and I headed out for an early start to our day.
Friday a.m. run = FAIL
After work I thought no problem, I will get in 1 leg of the marathon on the treadmill since the winds were still a tad too much to stroller jogging. BUT when I get to the sitter, I am told that littlest has the big D.
Yep, Diarrhea. Every parent's plan killer!
Friday p.m. run = FAIL
I tell myself I needed to back off my mileage anyway. Trying to remain positive.
I also remind myself that single parenting it this weekend, I will have ALL the time in the world to run 10.48 measly little miles. Right?!?
Littlest and I are up early. We are greeted by more blowing snow. Since he is up super early I KNOW that I can run when he takes his nap. No problem.
Noon = no nap
1:00 = no nap
2:00 = no nap
3,4,5,6,7,... = no nap
BUT one clingy baby
Saturday a.m./p.m. run = FAIL
I did succeed in handling the middle getting to have a friend over all day. I did enjoy LOADS of sungle time with the littlest. Something that will be few and far between before I am ready.
So Saturday with the family (- Dad) = PASS
The stage was set early in the morning leaving NO room for failure:
I knew that this would be the day that I helped bring my team -
The Blues Brothers 2000 - to a victory!
Thanks to my teammates for running their legs too!
I know I have mentioned that I am a sweater. (No not angora or argyle.)
This is way you don't see photos when I run on the treadmill.
I went on the finish out my run with another 3 miles. To regain a little motivation for the upcoming week.
All it took was a little determination and Running = success!
Single parenting this weekend + bad weather/ cranky little = few runs over the weekend.
But today I added a factor of determination to change the equation!
6 days to the Greenway Trail Marathon/50k!
Pray for warm weather in Maryland to melt the snow and ice.
Although I am screwing my trail shoes tonight...just to be safe!