Rainy days with a toddler are a new level of suffering. Normally I take her to the park every afternoon. It's a critical component to breaking up that long period between her nap and dinner. Although I've considered just finding some sort of baby poncho and going anyway, I don't think she'd enjoy herself. Also, it's been storming, not just raining, and I have this silly urge to protect my offspring from danger.
She'd rather act like a mountain goat in the house:
|What do you mean, "Get down before you kill yourself?"|
|Nothing this fun can be dangerous!|
Since even climbing furniture and trying to ride the dog (seriously) gets old after a while, yesterday afternoon I took her to the library. You might think "Isn't the library a place for quiet reading?" and I counter with "I'm on the edge man, I NEED this!" :) They wouldn't stock so many toys if they didn't want people to use the library as a fun outing, right?
|This puzzle is so elementary Mommy|
|Which of these books are for eating?|
|Two puzzles at once, plus drooling. Be jealous.|
|Baskets full of educational toys are my favorite things to throw!|
Faith also cut another tooth yesterday (a canine this time!) so that added an extra element of fun to our day. She's cutting 2 molars too, so she's just a drooly, cranky, angry baby lately. I can't blame her, I was a whiny mess after just one dental appointment last week. :)
I have 10 miles on tap for today. I took yesterday as a rest day and I'd like to have Sunday off too (so I can make it to church), so I'm going to do my Sunday 10 today and then run 20 miles tomorrow. I think it's important, no matter what distance you're training for, that you adapt the plan to fit your life. I'm already combining two 50 mile plans to find one that works for me: I follow the weekday plan from this one and then the weekend runs from this one. Now I'm shifting things to have Sunday as a rest day from now on instead of Monday. It's nicer to have a rest day when my husband is home and we can actually do things together rather than me just bouncing off the walls alone with the baby. I'm pretty sure it won't actually matter if I do the 10 mile run the day before or the day after my long run, but if I crash and burn at mile 37, I won't do it that way for the next 50 mile race. :)
What are some good inside activities to do with a toddler? I will love you for any and all suggestions.
How did you pick your current training plan? What is the most important thing you look for in a training plan (mileage/days of running/cross training)?