As I prepare to go back to work next week this was the conversation that we had last night:
Leah: Ok, so wait, if we run on Tuesday and Thursdays, then we can run Saturdays and Sundays and get 4 days in but only ever run two days in a row
Jason: So then, go to the gym in the mornings on Mondays, Wednesdays and maybe Fridays?
Leah: That works right? Oh wait…so I’ll go to the gym at 5?
Jason: Yeah, then I’ll go as soon as you come home and go to work.
Leah: Ok that works. Oh wait. I don’t want to go at 5am because I’ll have to get up at 4:30 and pump before I go.
Jason: Oh yeah…ok, well I’ll go first and then you can go.
Leah: But that doesn’t make sense because the gym is right on the way to work for you and you have to leave at 6:45 and I wouldn’t be back by then. But my Dad or Sue might be here by then so maybe?
Leah: Ok what if I take Lucy to school, come back to this neighborhood, go to the gym then go to Northwestern. OH that doesn’t work either unless I want to get to work at like 10:30. Although if I can work some hours in the morning that *could* work. But that is so out of the way. Although if we got the all access pass I could hit the gym by Lucy’s daycare *or* the one in Evanston.
Jason: Ok, well that’s just an extra $10 to add that.
Leah: I want to make sure I’m going to use it before paying for that.
And so on and so forth went the conversation. I’ve had lots of different schedules in my life and lots of different options and so I’m sure a good solution will pop out at me. I think because of the pumping for now I will have to go to the gym at night after kids go to bed OR the option of going in the morning after Jason. My Dad or Sue will be here in the morning so he can leave before I get back as I really don’t like working out at night, although it can be a nice release after a long day with kids and work. So there is that to think about.
As for running I’m planing on working from home on Tuesdays and Thursdays (although that might change fairly quickly) and so if I am doing that, I can run in the middle of the day. We are both enjoying working out and running a lot and so it’s important for both of us that we don’t lose that when I go back to work.