"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." -Jimmy Dean
It's officially been two weeks since I've made the transition to a stay-at-home-father. Slowly I've put together a mental checklist and schedule for cleaning the house, laundry, groceries, ect, that I've been hesitant to put down on paper as it's an ever changing beast. Once I put down "Do Such-and-Such Thing on Such-and-Such Day" I know I won't stick to it as something will always come up.
The kids are doing amazing. Our oldest is adjusting to having a little sister, and by adjusting he's not as harmfully curious about her. Where in the beginning you could definitely see that he didn't know what to make of her, after just two weeks, you can see in his eyes that something is starting to click. He's gradually become gentle and calm when he gets near her. I'm sure that he doesn't grasp the concept of "sister" yet but he understands that she is here to stay.
She was officially a month old a week ago and has been developing at a good pace. She's been trying to keep her head up to look around when she's sitting up in either mine or my fiance's lap. She is beginning to make little "cooing" sounds that babies do, and smiled for the first time a few days ago.
As for my running, I got back on tallying mileage as soon as I hung up my scrubs for the last time. I've started running at night, just as soon as we've tucked in my oldest at 2200, and mostly on road. Even though I'm not a big fan I know it's a necessary evil if I am ever to consider running a 50 any time soon. Usually pavement tears me apart and leaves both my knees in shreds for a few days, so I was hesitant to start with long mileage, but since I've changed my stride, my knees have been fine.
Mileage last week was 33.73, and this week (it's Friday morning) I've logged 11.26 but haven't hit a long run and have taken too many days off. Mark that up to laziness. I'm keeping a more watchful eye on my miles as I know I need to be running, at least, 40-50 a week if I am to even think of finishing a 50 miler by 15 hours. I'll start building up the mileage slowly to make sure my body adjusts to the roads.