Am I even allowed to call this a running blog anymore if I’ve only run once since December? Maybe not. Dang, this whole working full-time/being a mom/creative/person with a clean house thing is tough. I have zero time to run. I could let other things go, but I don’t want to. Here’s what my day looks like. Maybe you can help me figure out where to fit it in:
7:00 AM – Wake up, get ready, get Z ready for daycare
7:45 AM – Drive Z to daycare, myself to work
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM – Werk
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Drive home
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Spend precious time with baby and husband, have dinner, get baby to bed
8:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Clean up the food hurricane that the baby caused in the kitchen
9:00 PM – 9:30 PM – Veg out on the couch a bit
9:30 PM – 11:00 PM – Either write, or watch TV, or catch up with husband
11:00 PM – Bed
Start it all up again the next day.
Where does running fit into this? I know you’re going to say I need to get up earlier. I know I do. It’s hard though. I do not do well on less than eight hours of sleep which means I would need to go to bed earlier which means I will have less time to write/veg/talk. And maybe that’s what I need to do, but like I said at the top, I don’t really want to trim anything off this schedule that already provides so little time for relaxing, decompressing, being creative. What I need is another half hour added to the day. Who do I talk to about that?
The only running I do lately is running after her. Maybe, for this season of life, that can be enough.