It has only taken me 3 days to decide that marathon training is a family affair. Because running takes time and preparation, it affects everyone in the household. This week Aaron has been at practice early in the morning so I have tried to schedule my runs so that I am home in time to get Cash up, fed and walked so that Jill doesn’t have to. But, 2 out of 3 mornings this week Cash has woken up early. Luckily I have Jill who is willing to help get him up and ready to start the day. Thanks Jill!
To keep the whole family informed of my training schedule, I have a copy stuck to the fridge:
This way Aaron doesn’t have to keep asking how far I will be running tomorrow or the next day. I also have a copy of my daily schedule on my Google Calendar where I also track my actual workouts vs. planned. I like the copy on the fridge because it kind of acts like a countdown!
I think it is funny because the title of the plan looks like it reads “Chicago or Bust”. I am not running the Chicago marathon, but rather just used my new Chicago magnet to affix the plan to the fridge. Side note: Aaron and I started a tradition a few years ago to always buy a magnet at the airport when we travel to new cities. It is an inexpensive way to keep memories of our travels.
I am also going to add a tab to the blog to track all of my mileage, so keep an eye out for that!
How do you keep your family involved in your training without becoming a burden on them and their schedules?