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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Excuses, excuses...

Yeah, well today I was planning on that great run. Last night my body was actually craving to run. Can't say THAT very often, but it was. I was so ready to go this morning until I looked outside and it had snowed! WHAT? I thought it was spring already! Two inches or more of that white stuff on the ground does not give me much hope in a new season that supposedly officially arrived LAST week! I was still going to buck it up and go since I know I can't lose precious training time, but when the phone rang and it was my Mom telling me they were coming up, I was actually relieved that meant I didn't have to go! Bad girl I know! I just told myself I would go in the afternoon when it was warmer, even though that meant taking another shower. It really never warmed up much. It was 30 degrees this morning and I think the high ended up to be 40 or so. I remember when that temperature used to seem mild and warm! Not anymore! After doing all the carpooing and running kids around, I decided I better hit the streets. I didn't feel much like running...afternoons are not my prime time. I do better in the mornings or evenings. So I called my friend Julie who was my walking partner before I took up running and asked her if she wanted to go on a walk. She wasn't really feeling well but consented to go. We walked at our usual fast pace and it was a nice sunny day although the wind chill made it pretty cold in spots. When I got back, I felt totally depleted of energy and weak. That is not normal for me even in the afternoon. I can tell I need to do better on the nutrition! Tonight as I was reading some blogs, I came across the picture on my sidebar (I added it at the bottom of this post as well). I loved what it said because it is SO very true! There is really something that changes you when you are able to finish...whether it be a race, a training run, a walk, cross training, or any kind of a workout. Just knowing you finished provides such a great feeling of accomplishment and really does change you inside. I didn't feel that way today, because not only did I not finish...I didn't even start. But as Scarlett O'Hara said,
"Tomorrow is another day!"
Thank Heaven for tomorrows. Okay, I know, I DID walk for five miles, but I still feel like I was a slacker for not following my running plan. Total distance: 5 miles

3 comments:

Jodi said...
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Dave said...

Great thought! Somewhat philosophical, I suppose, but the premise is likely true for all aspects of our lives. We're changed and influenced by every obstacle or challenge that we either do, or do not, overcome. BTW- I really like your blog~!

Doran & Jody said...

I was looking for someone to run with after work yesterday. I could have called you but you wouldn't have got very much of a workout. I did end up at the gym though and ran a whoppin two miles. (Good for my first time back). Then I wanted to run home soooo I talked Doran into leaving the truck at 200 S and 600 E and we ran home (one more mile) and got the car and went back to get the truck. Yeah me!! Someday I'll be buff like you.