how do we manage
[bites tongue to avoid making comments about logistics]
When's the race, and when's the baby due? Hopefully not too close together, or you may find yourself either disappointed or very unpopular!
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha..... (and not mentioning your spurious apostrophe). I'm a new dad and although I would love to get out and run it really isn't possible unless I abandon my wife and daughter for an hour each evening, which would make me as popular as syphilis at a porn star's convention.
If you intend to keep up your running during the early weeks (months) you'll have to find a way to do it which doesn't impact on your time with your baby. Can you run at lunchtime?
We have a 10 month old but I've just about kept running going. Lunch time is good, as MW says. Also running to work instead of sitting on the tube is a good idea.
I'm training for a marathon at the moment and I've had to cut down the number of weekend long runs, as otherwise I wouldn't be about. I also do them early - i.e. 6.30 am, so I'm done before the day has really got going.
I'm with Nessie ..............*bites tongue*!
You haven't said what the race is. Is it a long one or shorter one, obviously a shorter one being more do-able on getting out to train?
We have a 3 month old. Fortunately I have a fairly understanding wife who also likes running. Lunchtimes aren't an option for me, neither is running to or from work, so it has to be early mornings and evenings. I'm working towards making my training as efficient as possible.
It will be more of an issue once Mrs CB goes back to work though!
what's the problem?
4 kids ... 50 miles per week ... just get yourself organised.
Seriously, the great thing about running is its flexibility ... it's the ideal passtime to fit around a busy life.
currently have a broken leg, although should be somewhat healed by now, so. this is from past rather than current expeirence
i have three girls, 2,4,5. Family has to come first, so if the wife looks like she could turn violent if i suggest going for a run, i skip it.
Get used to running at 8/9/10pm, when the kids are (hopefully) in bed.
I managed to train for the London Marathon last year, but i have to admit, I didnt do it on my own, and my wife sacrificed quite aq bit for me to be able to do it, particularly the long runs at the weekend. Impossible to stick to a program though.
...yep, flexibility is definately the key, you have to be flexible, but thankfully, so is running!
Relating to this thread very much indeed! I've been blessed with two boys 3 years and 7 months. I've taken a step back seeing as 18 hours shifts as a chef and having a family are very much like oil & water plus adding training sessions into the mix; I've seen "THE LOOK" many a time. I find it easier to get out as soon as my wife gets in so that I'm back for bed time duties. Other than that understanding is needed.
Cragchick, maybe ill change the title, it will be a little bit more diverse then at least?
I have found the running buggy that im going to get, its this one..Out and about , i live in Swansea so i can do some of the Swansea Bay 5 k races by the time they come around, july/august time?
Does anyone have a treadmill and do you use it indoor when the baby is there?
I shouldn't worry about changing the title - us women are a nosy bunch and will invade anyway!! We have a dad who regularly posts on the thread, he is an honoury member. I know one of the mums on our thread has the out and about and uses it - she's seriously speedy too.
Mine are too big for the buggy now at 6 and almost 4 but both loved it and would usually fall asleep when out in it. Unfortunately hubby not a runner so could never persuade him to take them off my hands in it but you could gain extra brownie points I am sure.
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