We have started “Operation get Elliott to sleep without Mom” this week. My sweet baby has been sleeping for about 45 minutes then is awake and wanting me. This is not very conducive to getting anything done at night, especially sleep. Now that his bothersome teeth are in, he doesn’t have an ear infection and is not constipated, we decided to let Daddy take over at bed time. The first night was rough. Jeremy was with him for an hour and a half. Last night, he went down without a fight and slept for almost 3 hours before waking up. Now if we can get him to stay asleep when I get up at 5 am, life will be great.
This morning I was up with the chickens and went for my run. It was a balmy 70 degrees outside and I was sweating before I even got started. This is what it will be like this summer, so this is good practice for me. This run was very difficult. I hadn’t run in a week and a half, and my body was slow to respond to my commands. A long blissful weekend of eating great food and no running really took a toll on me. But, with the help of a dear friend, I was able to finish my run and now I am ready to face the day.
I have run 104 miles since Christmas. My clothes are fitting better, I am wanting to eat healthier, and I really am wanting to keep running. I will be happy when the half marathon training is done though because then I can add in some Saturday morning cycling classes and some early morning body pump classes too. I am only just beginning on my road to fitness and can’t wait to see where it takes me.
Elliott and I are a lot alike right now. We are both having to endure changes that are hard, but are good for us. He needs to sleep, he will be so much happier and healthier if he does. I need to run, when I don’t my mental and physical health shows it. We are both being challenged and will come out better for it, even though it is so hard right now.