“The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men. Gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy!” – Robert Burns
I have always considered myself an organized person. I like schedules, routines, to-do lists, and a plan. As a new parent; however, I am learning that sometimes kids (or life) can throw you a curve ball. Earlier this month, I sat down to plan my training for some races in the fall. I love having a schedule to follow and to be able to cross a completed workout off of my training plan. Yes, I’m not very good at winging it!
This all changed last Thursday when I took my toddler to the doctor. She was not eating and developed high fever and fever blisters. This resulted in a miserable toddler who was up all hours in the night because she was in pain and unable to eat. It hurts my heart to see her suffering and yet I can’t explain that things will get better. To date, she has been a healthy child and my heart goes out to parents with children who are sick or battle with major illnesses.
So training this week has been sporadic. I ran five miles on Tuesday and I did a 4.5 mile tempo run with four pickups this morning after a glorius full night’s rest! I am hoping to makeup some mileage this weekend but also realize that life will go on even if I have to miss a training run or don’t quite make my goal mileage for the week. I still will be able to stay in shape and accomplish my running goals. More importantly, I hope that my children and family will remember that when they were sick or needed me, I was there to provide comfort and support.