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Friday, March 28, 2008

No excuses today!

Today I was determined that nothing was going to stop me from getting in my run. Even MYSELF! My determination lessened somewhat when I went to the gym this morning and the outside temperature was 26 blasted degrees!...brrrrrr! Not again! It is not nice for Mother Nature to tease us with 60 degrees temps here and there and then blast us back to the 20's! She is a big mean tease. I decided to wait a while for it to warm up some and every time that I was ready to head out, the phone would ring or I would have some other distraction. Just as I was getting ready to leave, my son Bryce text me and said he and his buds were coming to our house for lunch. They do that quite frequently without much warning, but I don't mind. Actually I quite enjoy it. BUT NOT TODAY! I HAD an agenda and I was determined! I told him I was not going to be there and so they could eat the leftover enchiladas in the fridge or whatever else they could find. What a bad mom I know! I would have been more willing to stay and cook, had I had a bit more warning and had already showered. But noooo...... So - off I went. I started on the mountain and could already feel it in my hamstrings from all those lunges Holly put us through this morning. I walked about a half mile then came down and went on the streets. After a phone call (I really need to NOT answer my phone when I am out there!) I started to jog. The temperature was now about 42 or so and felt perfect. A hunting dog stayed with me for about a mile and a half then got enchanted with the elementary school kids who were out on break. I went to the farm and saw the ducks and bunnies, but the horses were clear across the field and didn't make any effort to come and say hi to me, so I just kept going. The last half of my run, I felt really good. It was pretty effortless. That is the feeling I am always hoping for, but rarely experience. There was some guy on a bike that kept popping up it seemed whenever I turned another corner. He was riding really slowly and I was getting a little nervous, so I started walking to let him get way ahead. I also got on my phone to send him the message that I was protected! Hmm....not sure how much protection a cell phone is unless I have 911 on speed dial....WHICH I DO! So I felt safe after that. It was a good run/walk. Hopefully I will have some energy left for tomorrows big run. Not looking forward to it! This week I have had kind of a bad attitude towards running, have you noticed? Total distance 5 miles

6 comments:

Jen said...

I have done the same thing with my cell phone and Sherrie told me just yesterday that she does the same thing! Crazy! Can't wait for tomorrow!

Jen said...

oh yeah...why the bad attitude about running? What's up? I usually depend on you for the good attitude thing!

Jodi said...

I was hoping YOU could tell me that the bad attitude is a normal off and on thing for runners...no? I think it's because I got out of my normal schedule with spring break and then this weather! I want SPRING!

Jen said...

you're right, I do go through phases. 2 weeks ago I was ready to give it all up. And remember last summer! I didn't want to run at all. I only did because of Audrey and you!

Jodi said...

Well that makes me feel better! I guess it's like everything in life. You just take it a day at a time and hang on!

Dave said...

How come I have to read your blog to hear about the suspicious characters out there???