Single Mama Running: A Dream Deferred

10 Sep

It looks like the Diva’s Half won’t be happening for me.  The race is early Saturday morning, and my sitter canceled on me this morning.

This is the caveat of being a single parent runner.  I am restricted to the deadmill to train because, I don’t have someone to watch my kids three times a week so I can get in a good outdoor run.  My gym has a daycare so that is my only real child care option when it comes to running.  I crave running with my local running group outside, but I don’t think that will ever happen because I have two children who are both too old for jogging strollers, but too young to keep up with me on a 3-5 mile run.  Hiring a sitter just so I can run or participate in races is an extra cost I don’t want to incur.  I want to hear from some other single parent runners.  How are you making it work?

 

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