any ideas for training whilst looking after kids
Could you not go early in the morning before anyone is up and before hubby needs to go to work? Or invest in a treadmill?
I am a single mum of a 3 year old, so I know how difficult it is to get out and fit in runs when there is no one else around to look after the kids. I bought a treadmill and even though it is not ideal and alittle boring it comes in handy when I need a run and have my lil' one at home. He sits happily infront of me 'encouraging' me or else I jump on before he is up or after he is in bed.
I go down the canal and my boys follow me on their bikes. They get to keep fit, get fresh air without potential impact injuries.
Eldest 9, youngets 6, so 5 miles for the littlun and ten for the biggun, they seem fine. And can waste all their mates on the bike!
3 year olds go into rear seat carriers
Holy cow, AB - I wasn't allowed to stay up that late when I was 12!
Sent to bed at a reasonable time - what I WANTED didn't come into it.
I was just thinking that too!!!!, my 11 year old (12 next month) goes to bed at 8:30pm weekdays and 9pm weekends!, regardless of what she wants to do!.
I would suggest...
Up early before other half goes to work / kids get up
Take the kids swimming and do lengths.
My daughter comes with me on her bike when I do long runs on sunday, could your kids come with you on their bikes?.
Unfortunately, when you have family and work commitments, you just have to run when you can, if thats early in the morning before the kids get up, and husband goes to work, then you have to make do with that, likewise, in the evening when husband gets in, or when kids go to bed.
You don't have to run at the same time, so its just a case of being flexible with your running and fit it in when you can.
Its like last weekend, I had a long run to do on Sunday, because of family commitments, the only way to fit it in was to get up at 6am and get out for 7:30am, otherwise, I just wouldn't have been able to do it, getting up at 6am on a sunday, when you get up at 5am all week is a horrible thing to do, but needs must and all that rubbish
How about giving Grandparents a treat and letting them have the kids for a week - NIce for them, nice for you and plenty of you time.Thats what grandparents are for, we'll be having ours in a couple of weeks for a week - looking forward to it.
Go on, just ask.....
Nice!, my daughter is currently at her nans for the week, don't think its got anything to do with responsablity of the children, surely its just nice for them to see them for a bit, and also for the kids and parents to have a bit of a break from each other.
Distance is a bit of a problem, I guess I am lucky in the fact that its only 100 mile each way trip for me, Glasgow is a bit farer!.
Wow - sorry to hear that.We were pleased as punch when our kids had babies, we would nick them all the time for weekends and as they grew up they've always been with both sets of grandparents. We're about 90 miles away, not quite the distance you have but even so can't believe the attitude of some parents who think that all they have to do is get their kids to 18 and then wipe their hands as if to say 'Job Done'
Sadly as we have 4 (grandkids) not quite in the market for more (just yet) - lol
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