What do you do when running 12 miles at 7am on a Saturday morning is the absolute last thing you want to do? I don’t know about you, but I curl up with a loaded bowl of oats and blog.
I had a decision to make about my long run this weekend. I could either run it this morning on my favorite trail with a group, or I could run it solo tomorrow. Sounds like an easy decision, right? But, wait! You see, we also have Kirk’s 30th birthday party this afternoon … and hour away (side note: is this the birthday that keeps on going or what?!). And tomorrow, I have a kickboxing session and blogger meet-up hosted by Anne P! When I tried to determine which event would require more of my energy reserves it was a toss-up… hey, family can really take it outta ya!
Fast forward to this morning, and you can tell what option I chose. A decision that was merely solidified when I checked the weather and saw this:
Yes, I know we’ve all seen worse these past few weeks, but trust me, this was all the encouragement I needed to stay in bed another hour and switch my long run for the 5 miler planed for tomorrow. Because you can do anything for 5 miles right?
That said, I really do want to meet up with the NCR Trail Snails. From their website and Facebook page, they seem like a fun and active group. I don’t recognize anyone from the picture, though. Any readers out there run with the Trail Snails? I like their slogan too. 🙂
We’re behind you all the way!
And as for the kickboxing? Anne P has been partnering with LA Boxing and sharing about her training experiences on her blog. Tomorrow LA Boxing has offered to run a free demo class for Anne and 30 of her readers at the Arlington VA location. It’s over an hour away, but I was game!
Like I told Anne, I just hope I don’t embarrass myself with my lack of coordination!
So what do you do when you wake up for an AM run, with absolutely no desire to see it through? Do you drag you butt out of bed anyway or do you give yourself a break? Morning runs have become a little harder for me lately. I think it’s because I don’t have all day to psych myself up for it and, let’s face it, I’m tired. So for me, as long as I can reschedule it (not skip it!) I usually give my body …and my brain, a reprieve.