Another sleep through the night last night. I do not remember the last time I did not get up 2 nights in a row. I did wake up a few times…and Pancake’s obsessive licking of her feet is a bit of a nuisance, but I did not GET up. I stayed in my bed all night. No sitting in a rocking chair for 2 hours thinking “my alarm is about to go off.” Are we finally done with routine wake ups? I don’t want to jinx it, but after a year and a half I am ready!
Did another loopy, baby monitor check run. I started at 5am, baby monitor set up on the mailbox, the very excellent RunRunLive podcast fired up. Off I went. 1 mile, 2 miles, 3 miles, 4 miles, with a glance at the monitor that was turned up full blast about every minute. At 4.5 miles there it was: a little arm poking out between the crib railings, working on untying the crib bumper, which is Jasper’s preferred method of self soothing. It was also about 5:40…too early for him to be up. No sounds though, so I thought, “let me see if I can get one more little loop.” Next loop, silence from the monitor and the little arm still there. Next loop, silence and no arm, and I continued. I went on this way until my goal, 6 miles. At 6 I got greedy, and decided to make it 6.2 for a nice pre-work 10K. I ran by the monitor after I hit 6.2 and there it was: sounds coming from the monitor. The little boy was up. It was 6am, a little early, but he had slept 10.5 hours straight…..and I managed my run. I love it when a totally crazy idea works!