Greg Strosaker ran: Predawn son struck ye...

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  • 7 miles
  • 00:46 time
  • 06:50 pace
  • 863 calories
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  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 3/5 Effort.
    effort 3/5
great Racing Storms and Trains 6.7 mi 00:46 06:50 pace

Predawn son struck yet again this morning - up at 4:00 or so. For those who don't know, my eldest son (aka predawn son) is autistic, so sleep has always been a touch and go thing for him - and even this is nothing compared to what we used to go through. This time, I did get up to get my strength training in (Bia hips, Atlas core, Achilles - well, you get it).
When it came time for a much desired lunch run (stressful morning dealing with some travel scheduling complexities), there was lightning on the horizon. Radar showed that we might avoid the worst of it, so I went ahead out, but picked up the pace a bit in case things turned nasty, skipped a warm-up too (shame shame). God a good downpour for a bit but no lightning. Then when I was about .5 miles from the facility I saw there was a train going through, so I tacked on a side street and by the time I got back, the train was done. Just proves if you just take that first step, things usually work themselves out.

  • Tammi S.
    Tammi S.

    My son has Aspergers and sleeping has always been an issue too. Glad you got some miles in Greg - well done.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Les G.
    Les G.

    Sweet run Greg. Glad it all worked out.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Sarah G.
    Sarah G.

    Great job overcoming the obstacles of the morning/afternoon andn getting out for some miles. Nice run.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Sang Y.
    Sang Y.

    Great job on the workouts and a fantastic lunch run!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Mark J.
    Mark J.

    The first step is always the hardest (except when you roll your ankle or something halfway through). Nice run.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Jolanda V.
    Jolanda V.

    Awesome motivation Greg!

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  • Joe M.

    Getting out the door is really most of it Greg - I rarely struggle to do so, but once you're out there - it's all gravy. Nice job - sorry about P.D.S. - sounds like he was up and at 'em nice and early today. Landry was still in a toddler-coma this morning when I tried to get her up for school .... no bueno for her this morning.

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  • Mark M.
    Mark M.

    I did not know about your son. I have an autistic nephew so I"m very aware of the challenges and rewards. He's a good sleeper, but has plenty of other challenges. Yet he's hilarious, so insightful, and can literally name all the presidents forward and backwards. It takes a special dad. Bravo.

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  • Steve T.
    Steve T.

    Funny how things work themselves out sometimes.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Malcolm M.
    Malcolm M.

    Autism and sleep, two words in the same sentence that any Autism parent can sympathise with. Awesome you still get it done Greg, I admire that above all else.

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  • Andy F.

    Great run Greg, and great job getting out.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Val P.
    Val P.

    Great workout and run!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Tom S.
    Tom S.

    Well said, everyone. Greg, you are an inspiration.

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  • Vern M.
    Vern M.

    That's always a good reminder, Greg-- that first step is the most important one! Nicely done!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Marcie M.

    Real truth in that last sentence. Something we all need to remember when questioning whether or not to head out the door.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Ally S.

    wow, thats tough. kudos to you all who deal with that on a daily basis with your kids

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Glenn W.

    Awesome run, Greg!

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  • Carla Jo C.
    Carla Jo C.

    My son 21-year old son is Autistic too - but very mild. Have you ever checked into modifying his diet? I've heard that they've had some success with helping Autistic behavior issues by cutting dairy out of their diet (if your son is anything like mine - that will be a tough thing to do - but may be worth checking into...) Great miles today!!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Fred B.
    Fred B.

    Nice and quick run today! What's next Greg?

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  • Jim

    I so understand Greg ... smart work this pre-dawn and then good fortune and good run at lunch. Way to make good things happen in spite of the slight bumps in the road.

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  • Paul S.
    Paul S.

    Haulin today....glad things worked out in the end...amazing what you go through on a day by day basis...Impressive!

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  • Beep Beep
    Beep Beep

    running conditions were less than perfect, but as usual, you were unstoppable. nicely done.

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  • Greg S.
    Greg S.

    Thanks all - @Carla Jo, no, we really haven't played with that, my wife is a pediatrician and generally pretty skeptical about the dietary approaches. I will say the only dairy he really consumes is ice cream and ranch dressing (not together - though he'd probably mix them if he could). @Fred, nothing specific planned, eye on the spring at this point, but not a marathon.

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  • Cesar G.
    Cesar G.

    Great run this morning!

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  • Penrhyn David Y
    Penrhyn David Y

    Fantastic run Greg - you're so right!

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  • Christine S.

    Great workout this morning and a speedy run at lunch! Nice job fitting it all in despite the challenges.

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  • Sigurd J.
    Sigurd J.

    Nice run Greg! :-) You're right...just need to take that first step on the workout...and let it happen.

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  • Matt
    Matt

    Way to get some miles in Greg. Hope the time on your feet relieved some work stress.

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  • Daisy G.
    Daisy G.

    My son has Aspergers as well, and while he's not as difficult sleep-wise as some other kids on the spectrum, his habits can be hard enough. I feel your pain. Nice looking miles after all of that.

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  • Keith S.
    Keith S.

    great attitude Greg, great great attitude

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Colin H.
    Colin H.

    Nicely done, Machine! Hope you and your son get more sleep soon!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Nathan F.
    Nathan F.

    Glad everything worked out today, and way to stay optimistic.

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  • Lisa K.
    Lisa K.

    great run, and yep, things usually always do workout, but I also need to keep reminding myself of that :)

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  • Darren C.

    When you make it a priority there's usually always a way to bring things together. Nice work making it happen.

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  • Erin
    Erin

    Great 7, I like the message at the end of your post. So true. Hope you get more rest tonight!!!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Adrian P.
    Adrian P.

    The first step is always the hardest. Great run.

    almost 2 years ago Like