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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Early Again

This morning, I got up for another early run, and once again got a 3 miler done in the pre-dawn hours. It wasn't fast (31:33), but at least it's done.

Jerry leaves today for a 5 day trip to MN, and I am not looking forward to his being gone. In large part, this is because I'll miss him (we rarely spend the night apart -- the last time was in October 2008), but it's also because his absence means I'm flying solo mio here at the homestead, and that's a bit daunting.

Thankfully, our good friend Ryan is helping me in an enormous way by picking up Norah from daycare today and tomorrow and watching her both evenings while I'm in class. I'm certain that Norah will enjoy her evenings with Ryan and Miller, but adding the logistics and execution of her stay there just adds that much more to two already busy days for me, so my goal for today and tomorrow is simply getting through them, and then by Friday, things will be easier for me.

But, that's why it was nice to get that short run out of the way early this morning. I won't have time for it later in the day today; plus, it just helped relieve a bit of the anxiety I'm feeling about Jerry's imminent departure. I won't get the chance to run tomorrow (and I'd probably rest anyway since I've run the past 4 days in a row), but on Friday afternoon while Norah is at daycare, I hope to have the time to fit another run in -- otherwise, I won't get another chance until Jerry gets back on Monday.

21 comments:

Erin said...

If you want to run on the weekend and it's during normal waking hours, bring her here. We can watch Norah while you try out a new route.

Xenia said...

Logistics are a pain in the butt sometimes. Thankfully you have great friends to help you out though.

teacherwoman said...

Bummer about Jerry taking off for 5 days... you and Norah will be fine! You ARE superwoman!

Jamoosh said...

The early bird gets the miles!

Heather said...

I have a hard time when my husband goes out of town - single parenting is hard! Nice job on the early morning runs.

Lily on the Road said...

how great is Ryan to help you out!!

sometimes real life gets in the way, but I know you'll manage without Jerry (for a little while at least).

Marlene said...

Good luck while Jerry is away, especially for the next 2 days!

Carolina John said...

oh my 5 days. that's going to be tough. seriously, when they are that young going it alone for even 1 night is quite intimidating. my youngest was 14 months old when i kept them by myself, and she was 18 months old the first time kelley kept them overnight by herself. i have got an incredible amount of sympathy here. feel free to call me during the trip if you need someone to talk you off of a ledge. i know it scared the hell out of me.

Katie A. said...

Sounds like you have it all planned out - you BOTH are going to do great! But I feel ya on missing the hubbs, I just don't function well when we are in seperate beds and locations for long periods of time. Good luck girly and great job on getting up!

D10 said...

Nice job getting up and running early. Sorry to hear Jerry will be away. I am sure Norah will keep you plenty busy. You two will have lots of fun together.

Tricia said...

Great job on getting in an early run!

MN Mom said...

Are you nervous about staying alone? I have gotten used to it but I still hate being alone at night.

Crystal said...

You'll do just fine while he's gone. I'm sure the first time is quite overwhelming but you're a great mom and I doubt you'll have any troubles. If you get bored, give me a hollar!

ajh said...

I got in a morning run today because I had my mammogram and was going to work late. I was so happy all day and felt great. I should get up and do that more often!

MCM Mama said...

You'll do great! I hear you though, I still get stressed when Beer Geek is going out of town.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Great job on your early morning run! You are the best at a.m. runs!

Good luck at being a momentarily-single moma.

Carly said...

Nice job on your early run. Sounds like you have some great help while Jerry is gone.

Wes said...

kiddos add a new dimension!

Jess said...

I hope everything works out with Ryan watching Norah. I'm sure it will all go well!

N.D. said...

aw - I hope it goes quick!

runner26 said...

nice job on the early run! good luck flying solo ~