Monday, August 27, 2012

Daily Imperfection: No Run for Me!

Well, here I am, sitting at my computer in my workout clothes - not working out (somehow this is happens too often). I was mentally dreading the run I was planning on going on all morning. I haven't run in a few days and I've been feeling super lazy and blob-like. You know, like when you dread wearing anything but the biggest pair of shorts or sweatpants you own because you are so blobby. Yeah, that. I knew I should run today, but I just kept putting it off. I finally decided to don the running clothes when I realized, Uh, I can't go on a run. I don't have my car! The hubs car is in the shop and he took my car today. Duh.

Can I say that I am disappointed? Well, yeah because there are only 41 days until the half marathon and last week was a pretty pathetic week of training for me. I skipped my long run and just didn't have a single "really good run" last week. So I am "slacking" in my head (or just being really hard on myself, but that's how I justify my mindset).

Could I run down the street instead of dream about running at the peaceful pond I normally venture to? Sure, I could, but at this time of day (late morning) there are a lot of cars driving by and it's hotter than running at the pond, which is mostly covered by trees. I don't like the thought of running next to traffic because of the danger of it and because of car exhaust/pollution. Running down the street is a lot less motivating and more distracting for me too. I also have to dodge trash cans and light poles. Super fun! Not. (Photo from here.)

So, I suppose I am left with good old Jillian Michaels DVDs (Killer Buns & Thighs, anyone?) and my apartment gym. Yes, I could run on a treadmill there, but that is about as effective as eating a candy bar on a diet. Yeah, my "perfect morning run" dreams are long out the window. May I convince the hubs to go on an evening run with me tonight? I can only hope! Wish my training stems some luck this week!


  1. The blob-like feeling has been me trying to finally get myself back in gear for working out. Since the morning sickness is all but gone I NEED to workout because it's been 2 months, a needed break but still.
    The drive to get back into what I usually really enjoy is sometimes a dread.
    So I forced myself to walk hard yesterday and already feel better so that's a step in the right direction. :)

    1. I'm so glad you did it! Motivation is hard to come by when you're not pregnant. I can't imagine what my attitude about working out will feel like when I actually am pregnant - ah! Props to you girl, and keep it up!


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