If you are a parent and you run, I can pretty much guarantee that you have had a run like the one I am about to describe at some point in your parenting career. Let me set the scene…
I am running at the YMCA while my older son is at preschool and my younger son is in the Y’s Primetime babysitting program (a great benefit of the Y= free babysitting while you run!). The schedule dictates a one mile warm up, three miles at steady state, and a one mile cool down.
I am definitely having one of those runs where I really just want it to be over already. At 3.65 (to be exact) the worker from childcare comes to get me at the treadmill and tells me that my youngest has a nice little present in his diaper that I need to come take care of.
As I heave an exasperated sigh and take my sweaty self off the treadmill, I am thinking “Couldn’t you have just held it for 10 minutes longer?” Definitely not getting the Mom of the Year award for that thought! Seriously though, I trudged down, changed the diaper and trudged back up to finish the rest of my five mile workout.
I will admit I was a little stiff when I hopped back on the treadmill to finish the run. I think this will help me when I hit the last mile of my half-marathon in March!
Do you have a run interrupted you would like to share?
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