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Feeling glum...missed my run this morning

Peter_B
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Hi everyone,

I need cheering up, I missed my run this morning and feel really fed up because of it :(

It was my own stupid fault, my alarm went off at 5:15, I turned it off thinking "I'll get up in 5 minutes", next thing I know it's 6:00 and one of the twins is awake meaning I had no chance to go.

I won't now get the chance to go again until Thursday. I get no time during the day or in the evening (hence getting up at silly o'clock) and I could go tomorrow morning but that would upset my run, rest, run, rest, parkrun schedule.

Am even more gutted because I didn't run at all last week, from one parkrun to the next due to (another) tummy bug.

I feel really flat and annoyed with myself :(

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Wristy
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no chance of squeezing a run in tonight?

Peter_B
Peter_BGraduate
in reply to Wristy

Sadly not. 17 month old twins don't allow the luxury of a spare hour in the evening.

They don't settle very well at night, and when they do they wake up at random intervals. So finding an hour where I can go for a run and come back and not be greeted by 2 screamers and a look like thunder from my other half is nigh on impossible.

useitorloseit
useitorloseitGraduate
in reply to Peter_B

Could you book a babysitter for one evening for a couple of hours? Then your wife could have a little break too.

I was in the same boat when my son was little, with his dad often being abroad on business and I dealt with all the sleepless evenings/nights and the tummy bugs/coughs/colds on my own. I felt really trapped and miserable, as there was no family nearby and we'd just moved to a new area and I didn't have friends to keep me sane. Dark days, but happily over now.

If I lived nearby I'd be round to give you two a break ...

Peter_B
Peter_BGraduate
in reply to useitorloseit

Sadly we don't know anybody who could baby sit them. They're quite demanding little so-and-so's, and quite wary of new people.

My partners 17 year old daughter lives with us (when it suits her) but I wouldn't trust her to tie a shoe lace let alone baby sit them.

useitorloseit
useitorloseitGraduate
in reply to Peter_B

Oh then you have my deepest sympathy! Just keep telling yourself that this stage won't last too much longer. Even my little insomniac slept through from 7pm till about 5 ish by the time he was about 3. Omg those early mornings though. Thank goodness for jellikins and teletubbies!

Your next run is going to feel really great if you've been chomping at the bit for two days - perhaps you could celebrate that by trying a new route or going all out for a longer distance/faster time?

Peter_B
Peter_BGraduate
in reply to ActonHighStreet

I do actually crave a new route, but there just aren't that many routes around my village. One reason why I really started to enjoy parkrun to have a change in route once a week.

Longer distance I am planning to do as I'm wanting to (finally) start B210K.

misswobble
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You'll have to do a deal with your other half. You get to go on your run if you make sure you partner gets a break too. My sis had twins and a luxury for her was getting a long soak in the bath. You could watch the twins while you're partner gets some time to herself for some pampering.

Peter_B
Peter_BGraduate
in reply to misswobble

I actually do take them out most weekends so she can have some time to herself.

I do my share you know! ;)

Dunder2004
Dunder2004Graduate

Go tomorrow and skip Thursday (and Friday).

Your schedule will still have been upset but it will feel more like a reorganisation rather than a missed run.

Hidden
Hidden

i feel for you Peter it can be hard to get out for a run with family commitments, maybe the misses will let you go out for an hour tonight in exchange for you looking after the twins at the weekend πŸ‘ I was very lucky with my twin boys when they were young they had a very good bedtime structure and slept threw, or reschedule your run for tomorrow morning?

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

You know those parkrunners who run with buggies.........

Peter_B
Peter_BGraduate
in reply to Hidden

My local parkrun doesn't allow buggies as the course isn't suitable for them.

Besides ours is a beast of a thing, parkrunners would be getting mown down left right and centre lol

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

oh yes, I thought you would. LOL

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