For example, Thursday was originally a rest or cross-train day but instead, Thursday is a run day that will always be at least 4.5 miles long. This is because my office is 4.5 miles from the gymnastics class that my son takes on Thursdays. Our babysitter takes the boys to gymnastics class, which ends at her quitting time. In order to relieve her so she can get home to her family, I forego biking to work and instead take the light rail in so that I can RUN to the class at the end of the day. Then, I take the boys home in the car and she takes the light rail to her home (her normal mode of transportation anyway). I'm still getting the hang of the logistics on Thursdays and suffer a bit by having to leave my computer at work but it's really a nice way to get a run in and force me to NOT do work-work in the evening for lack of my lappy.
Last week I experimented with an alternate route and though it was HOT at 5:00 (85 deg, yo!), it was a really fantastic run. I headed south from downtown and east through the International District, then over to the Mountains to Sound Greenway, which passes through parks over the I-90 lid.
At one point, I got to the top of the lid where there was a marvelous view of Mt. Rainier looming above the play fields. I didn't take a pic, should have (sorry). A short while later, I was puzzled by the sound of Chopin. Live piano-sounding Chopin. Then, sure enough...
|What a view!|
|After quenching my thirst, noticed that this overlook thoughtfully provides poetry magnets. Or magnetic poetry.|
After this it was pretty much regular South Seattle awesomeness. I made it to gymnastics barely on time but was glad I took the scenic route. Such a great way to disconnect from work before diving back into the mother role.
Later in the week, Saturday, I would have normally gotten up early to complete my long run. These days, I am reluctant to leave the Mr. with the boys without giving him a chance to sleep in. So, I waited until Littlest Guy (11 months) went down for his morning nap before I ran. By 9 a.m. it was too warm (and drizzly off & on!) BUT this is when it just worked out for me to go.
Once Littlest Guy is a bit older, I think it will be easier for me to sneak out for my long runs on the weekend but for now, I just have a difficult time leaving everyone.
WHEN DO YOU FIT IN YOUR RUN TIME?
ARE YOU ABLE TO GO DURING YOUR IDEAL TIME OR DO YOU WORK IT INTO ODD TIMES OF THE DAY, AROUND OTHER ACTIVITIES?