Having a newborn baby sleeping in your room can throw a wrench into your schedule! It's always been about balancing training with family and the way I managed to make it all work was to get up before Jamie and Violet and get the work done before they were even awake. Evenings were family time but if got up early that time was all mine. No one complained if I wanted to get up at 4:45 to work a run in. Well, no one complained except me. It was a good system and it worked. Lucy's arrival has required we revisit the plan. She's a great kid with a sweet disposition. She eats well and she doesn't cry all that much. But she snorts. She snorts like a pig hunting for truffles. And once I'm awake, her tiny little baby snorting keeps me up and listening. And it's been awesome except when the alarm goes off to prompt me out of bed only an hour or two after I've finally gone to sleep. Training has been spotty the last few weeks. Every couple days, 8 or so miles at a time give or take. At least the legs always feel fresh! Boston registration is done, we might have found accommodations, now I just need to get out there and do work. Parents of infants: send me your advice. I'd love it. Also, for anyone who is reading this in the lower mainland and is interested: Elliott Brood is playing the Biltmore on October 7th. Tix are $17 and I'm going. If you'll be there let me know and I'll buy you a beer!