I had big plans for the 2010 marathon season after my marathon mess last year. Instead I won’t be running at all. Sitting this one out. And I’m majorly bummed.
For starters, snow. Lots of it. Even if I wanted to get outside and gear up for spring races I couldn’t have as Philly was besieged by a record 73″ of snow. But that shouldn’t matter, right? Skip those spring races and train for fall! That’s the ticket!
Wrong again, sadly.
Mornings are a tricky thing in our household. Charlie still wakes up to nurse around 4 AM or so and cannot ever settle himself back to sleep. And Helen’s not a morning person, so mornings are Daddy’s duty. So instead of knocking out 3 or more miles a morning, I’m chasing Charlie around the house trying to feed and clothe him before he’s off to daycare.
Much as I’d like to be Super Dad and find a way to work out either during the workday or afterwards, I just can’t. Running at night in Fishtown/Port Richmond is worth your life simply because of visibility and traffic. And who wants to run after dinner? Not me, that’s who.
I like to think that once Charlie weans he’ll be more willing to sleep later simply because he won’t have the urge to nurse the moment he wakes at the crack of dawn. Maybe then I’ll be able to sneak out, fire up my Garmin watch and get in a few miles before I have to get him dressed and ready for preschool. Fingers crossed!