Thursday, July 19, 2007

Challenging Run

Not challenging as in, "Wow, that was a great workout!" Challenging as in the kiddo is having some sleep issues and trying to run last night was a challenge.

I think we're getting a little taste of the "terrible twos", because for the past week or so the kiddo has been very defiant about going to bed. Just the mention of bedtime and we have Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. One minute she's a cute little girl coloring at her Dora the Explorer table, the next, she's a heap on the floor, crying, flailing legs and arms, and saying "I don't want-a to!". We’ve tried various methods to make this a little easier, but still have some issues. I won’t go into all the details, but last night was more of the same, “I don’t want-a to!” thing. Every time I thought she was finally asleep, I would hop on the treadmill. Only to hear crying and “Mommy, mommy!” on the monitor. But, I managed to get in 10-minutes here, 4-minutes there, etc. All-in-all, I managed to get in a total of 30 minutes.

I’m just happy to have made it this far into the twos with only a tiny bit of the infamous “terrible twos” behavior. Thank God it's nothing a glass of Pino Grigio can't make all better. :-) This morning, everything was fine. She woke up as I was getting out of the shower and asked me, “Why you have silly hair today mommy?” Awww, so sweet.

Running Stats
Conditions – treadmill, stop-go-stop
Run time - 30 minutes total
Distance – 2.78 miles
Pace – 10:47


Mom tried decaf once said...

They really are like jekyll and hyde, aren't they? Glad everything was better this morning!

barbara said...

I hate to be the one to say this...but it's true. 3 has been much harder for all of us than 2. Hope it's different for you!

txrunnergirl said...

Barbara - I've heard that too. That makes me worry a bit!

Marathon Maritza said...

You are nicer than my mommy was! She put me in bed and I had to just stay there. I could do all the crying I wanted, but I had to stay in bed. Eventually I'd fall asleep...Haha!

I've been on a recent Pinot Grigio refreshing for summer!

Holden said...

That's just the kiddo's way of telling you that she wants a sibling....

txrunnergirl said...

Not funny Holden. Not funny at all. ;-P

Randy said...

Terrible two's, tormenting three's, fearless fours, feisty five's, and the list goes on...mine is now 22 and we've all survived, so there is hope at the end of the tunnel.

So show us the silly hair soon.

Marcy said...


I was going to say the same thing as Barbara 3's have been MUCH worse for us. Hopefully she'll cut you some slack by then. I swear with these kids, if it's not one thing it's another *sigh* LOL

Anonymous said...

Yay Holden!

That wasn't odd minutes on the treadmill...that was *** interval training ***