I used my sleeping baby as an excuse to cut short a visit from a friend who lives out of town because I wanted to finish my workout...
Let me explain...I began my sprint triathlon training this week. I'm a visual person, so I found an excel one-month calendar template and decided to populate the days with a training schedule. I know, NERD ALERT. When I have it all laid out in front of me, I can easily see if I am spending enough time on each activity each week, and scheduling in rest days appropriately. I also have to take into account my two days a week at CrossFit, and when I can get into the public pool. Hence, a schedule is needed.
Two days ago I had my first run scheduled. I almost always take the babe for a walk after work, but decided that I need to bump that up sometimes to a run. I got a jogging stroller, and new pair of running shoes all in anticipation to start my training. When I arrived at home, was greeted with a napping baby. Usually, this is OSOM. But that day, I wanted to run. I figured it would be 30 minutes or so before he woke, that's about usual nap time. So I used the nap time to get changed into running gear, and do my quick strength circuit workout that I wrote as part of my training. I figured he would be up after that. Nope...over an hour later...and of course at that moment it starts pouring. Like heavens opening up pouring. Luckily, when I want to do anything that involves the baby, it takes a fortnight. By the time I had him all fed, changed, properly dressed, etc., the rain had nearly stopped. Out the door we went, and I got my first run in pushing a stroller. I did 4X800m, with a few minutes of walking between each 800m.
Yesterday I had a long walk and a strength circuit planned. I headed out the door for my walk, and got a text. Oh, yeah. A friend of mine was in town for the evening and wanted to stop by and visit. Totally spaced that. It was 3pm, I told her as long as she came by before 6p, she'd get to see baby awake. At 4:45 no sign of her still...baby was fussy, and hadn't napped, I was counting on nap time to get the circuit in. I just figured I'd do the circuit after baby went down to sleep, and at the rate he was going, it would be 6pmon the dot. At 5:15p my friend shows up, and baby is enamoured with her. They play and play, it was great. Then baby started rubbing his eyes, and my friend fields a phone call in which she begins inviting people over to my house, and talks about getting take out. I start to panic internally...MY SCHEDULE! I still have a workout to get in, and then I go to sleep at 8pm...
My friend leaves at 6pm to go get take out and I think people are on their way to my house. Baby passes out at 6:19p, andat 6:45 there is still no sign of anyone. So I call my friend and ask her where she is at. She says on her way back from the take out place. I kindly ask if there is any place else she can meet up with the others, as there is only one hour left until my bed time, baby is asleep, and I have to do things to get ready for the next day. She completely understands, and makes other arrangements to eat her take out at a different location. I felt sort of bad because I haven't seen her in 6 months, but we did have a good visit when baby was awake, and most importantly, I had to stick to my training schedule!
I put my workout clothes back on, grabbed my kettlebell, and busted out a quick 4 round circuit:
10 each leg reverse decline lunges (lunge backwards off a raised surface, like a step or block)
5 KB clean and press each side
10 jump squats
Whew! I was sweating. It was a great little burner to end the day. I went over to my training schedule hanging on the fridge and drew a fat red "X" through the day. I'm just going to take this one day at a time. There will always be hiccups that have the potential to mess up my schedule. I need to be flexible with events of my day, but rigid in that I will always complete what I have on the schedule.