In the meantime, my new goal is to balance training with teaching, mothering, surviving, etc. This week has already been a challenge. On Monday #2 would not go back to sleep and the clock was ticking and I was losing my morning window to get my run in. I gave up and brought her to the basement to play while I ran before 6 A.M. She was doing well, but she started to get tired around mile 5 so I just switched my planned 6 for Wednesday's planned 5. Then Tuesday I barely got in my 7 mile fartlek in before heading to pick up the kids on time and then Wednesday peanut was whining with 2 miles to go. I had to hope he'd go back to sleep, but of course I was regretting switching my shorter run to Monday! Now today my babysitter needs me about half an hour early so I doubt I'm getting in all of my planned 7.5 half-marathon paced workout in. Normally, this would drive me batty and make me horribly cranky, but I have accepted that this is life. If I can run at all and get most of my miles and workouts in, I will be happy. Promise!