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Keep Calm and Go For a Run...or a drink...or something like that.

I have been struggling for the past month with my running (as you can probably tell by my lack of witty posts and my decline in Twitter followers).  I've had some minor physical issues (cramps, tight IT band, tender knees), but the main problem has been my mind.  Basically, I don't have one anymore.  My 7 and 5 year old boys have ruined my brain.  They've taken out each individual brain cell and ran over if with their over-sized Tonka trucks and then picked it up and fed it to the cats.  My brain is broken.

Usually, whenever I'm feeling stressed and that I can't cope with life anymore,  I find that running is a huge stress release.  Lately, it seems to be contributing to the problem.  On top of everything else that is stressing me in my life, I'm now needing to worry about getting in my set amount of miles per week.  The miles aren't the problem.  I know I'm physically capable of doing them.  The problem is the time.  I just can't seem to fit it into my week and whenever I can find the time, I seriously just want to chug a bottle of wine and pass out in the hot tub. 

 Ahhh...and here we are with The Drunk Runner battle: the more I drink, the less I run.  The more I run, the less I drink.  I'm failing at the running and I'm sad.


These past 2 weeks, I gave up on training.  I had ONE training run.  The run was good, but all I could think about was everything that I needed to get done before I could go to bed that night.

I'm not quitting this marathon.  I will run it.  I want to run it. 

My children are leaving today to spend a few days with their Grandparents.  I'm going to hit the liquor store right after they leave attempt my long run right after they leave and then focus on developing a plan to incorporate this training plan into my life. I really didn't think it would be so hard.  Now that I really think about it though, I recall half marathon training ruining my life last year as well.

Do any of you readers have this struggle?  How do you incorporate all the training time into your life without turning into psycho-bitch-mom?


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