Tuesday- 3 miler early am
After having Jackson almost a year and half ago, I know I can’t believe it! I was really anxious to get back into running. (I couldn’t run throughout part of my pregnancy because I was put on bed rest at about 28is weeks.) Throughout the first weeks after J was born, I struggled with finding a time to workout. I remember thinking, “when he starts sleeping through the night I’m going to get up early and get it done then.” That never happened. He did, however, start sleeping through the night, but when he did, I did too. I took full advantage and then came up with the gate idea.
I sacrificed working out while he was awake which meant I had to tend to J while running. Most days are really good and it’s not hard at all. Other days, he likes to demand snacks or throw toys at me while running. . .
That leads me to this week. I have been getting up early so I can get my run in. And you know what? Little sacrifices lead to great rewards. It’s not easy for me to get out of my warm bed in the morning, but I’ve seen some changes throughout my days. I have more day. I have more time to play with Jackson. I’m not rushed in the morning trying to workout, clean, get J breakfast and a bath, and get ready for the day. I’ve already filled ‘my bucket’ before everyone wakes up, so the rest of the day I can fill their buckets. I feel more accomplished, and that’s a feeling I enjoy=)
Some things that I really cherish (and hope to become better at) when it comes to motherhood is being able to stop and enjoy the moments. This week I felt like I was able to do that more. I had more time to do it. It’s just one more thing that running helps me with. J is my sidekick most days and yesterday was no different. He helped me put the dishes away and dust,(he chose to dust the wall ;))
Little moments like today. I could sit down with him and read to him. One of his favorite things for me to do. Yes, in my apron that my lovely friend Emmalee made me.
I know these are just small steps, but I cherish them. I appreciate what my love for running has helped me discover.
What has running (or any workout that you do) help you to discover?
Do you make sacrifices to workout?