Diaper. Debacle.

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OK, so this post isn’t really about potty training…if you want my “thing” on that, it is basically that when they’re ready, they’re ready. (Hopefully) No one goes to college in diapers <insert bad joke here>.  Seriously, though.  Anyway…this post isn’t about that. It IS about a “move” I wanted to share with all of you diaper insight seekers.  Guys, I’ve had so many conversations with other parents about how “at school they put the diaper on while my kid is standing up and I can’t figure out how to do it at home.”  I know.  Riveting exchange.    In all seriousness (silliness),  this is how you do it:

Your little one stands up and you kneel behind them (cav creeper and little babe audience optional)…

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Open the diaper’s sticky strips and pulling your big babe closer to you to anchor the back of the diaper, secure the one strip to his/her shirt.

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Then, Secure the other side (much easier because the other side is fastened already).

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BOOM!

You’re welcome.

What are you training for?

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The answer, my friends?  Nada.  Nothing.  Zero.  Zilch.

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Why?

Well, I normally LOVE racing.  And I am sure I will eventually love it again (in fact, my fingers are itching as I type to google some upcoming local races) however, having two kids now, the sport of running has changed its shape a bit for me. Basically, I get what I can, WHEN I can, and simply cannot rely on a training plan to prepare for a race.  I tend to injure easily and so being PHYSICALLY (and mentally) prepared for a race is so important.

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When one of my littles is so young, it is just too hard to formally train for a race.  The one component that is too variable is the LONG RUN.  In order to successfully train for my favorite distance (either a 10-miler or half mary), I HAVE to get one long run a week (at LEAST 10 miles) and I simply cannot count on  that.  So, yes, I am running DAILY still (#septemberstreak) and running a ton.  Along with this my running is varied (outside, inside tread, tempos, speedwork, etc.) but the long run is lacking 😦

Why is the long run so important?

Mental Strength.  Physical Strength.  Fueling practice.  Endurance practice.

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So, I will be back to racing soon, but for now, I am going to continue reaping the benefits of running “for the run of it!”  Join me!