I keep thinking that life is going to settle down at some point, and that fitting the running in is gonna get easier, but that's probably delusional. I know that somewhere out there, some parent has half a dozen kids, a spouse who's deployed in Afghanistan or something, and they're working a crazy 80-hour a week job and they are still getting their miles in -- but me? I'm barely eeking out 12-15 miles a week.
Today, I had to fit it in at a weird time for me: Noon.
Normally, I don't run in the middle of the day, but that's when it worked best today.
Early morning didn't work for me because A.) I was woken up early this morning at 4, 5:30, 6, and then for good at 6:45, and then B.) We had an early morning PT appointment for Caleb's tilty neck.
Typically, I would postpone the run until after my class, but today, I have to rush home to meet the A/C people because our A/C is on the fritz.
So, a quick nooner it was! I only had 25 minutes before my office hours, so I had to do my best with the time available, but I got 2 miles done in 19:52 and then ran the remaining 5 minutes at a slower "cool down" pace. I think the total mileage was something like 2.4 miles.
Part of me knew that I could have squeezed a full 3 miles in (really, no student is going to be hanging out outside my office door AT 12:30 wondering where I am), but I try to be as diligent as possible in being present in my office as I have posted. So, it was a short Monday run. But it was something. And one of these days -- maybe when the kids are in college (?!) -- I won't be using that ("it was something") phrasing anymore.