Skip, Skip, Skip to My Lou!

In case you couldn’t guess from the post title, this week was NOT full of running. As of right now this morning, it’s somehow been a whole week since I ran. Where does the time go? You might be wondering why I haven’t ran, but I don’t have a very good excuse. Luckily I’m not injured or sick or  buried in 6 feet of snow (I’m talking about you Buffalo), or overwhelmed by work or other responsibilities. I just chose not to.

On Tuesday, I was cold and tired and had to stop for gas on the way home (that’s a good reason to skip, right?). I told myself (and Jeff) that instead of skipping running and ordering pizza we were being good by skipping running and eating a healthy dinner. haha. Then Thursday rolled around and my (already obnoxiously long) commute ended up being an extra 20 minutes long…and I was cold, so I sent Jeff off into the night by himself and I read blogs and took a hot shower. It was a relaxing alternative.

So, after all that skipping, I obviously went running this morning, right? Nope! I have a bunch of things to do this morning, so I opted to postpone the long run until Sunday. This comes with the additional perk of hitching a ride with Jeff to the gym, where I can avoid running in the cold. So, instead of running I’m blogging, eating breakfast, and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Toast w/ maple pumpkin butter that my sister sent me (because she’s awesome. Not shown: diet doctor pepper.

 

And, I guess I’ll get back to running next week. It’ll still be cold and dark, but maybe I’ll remember how much fun winter running is? The turkey trot will help with that, I’m sure!

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Proof that I think winter running is fun.

 

Ever skip a week for no good reason?

How do you feel about it? I’m not really concerned.

Do you like pumpkin butter? How about pop with breakfast?

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5 thoughts on “Skip, Skip, Skip to My Lou!

  1. I’ve had to skip runs, but I have had reasons. I’m getting better at not beating myself up about it. Sometimes you just don’t feel like it, and when you aren’t in training, it’s not that big of a deal. (Need to heed my own advice.).

    I love anything pumpkin and unfortunately have not partaken in pumpkin butter this season – need to change that. Soda for breakfast? No judgement here!

  2. Haha I just skipped all of last week for no reason too! I feel like I really needed a break though. Now all I want to do is run and I haven’t felt that way in a while! Although like you, I now have to deal with a turkey trot that I totally forgot about when I decided to skip all my runs last week…

  3. I skip weeks all the time. I’m kind of a slacker that way. Sometimes I get upset about it, but mostly it works out ok in the end, so I try not to worry. Besides, you just ran a marathon a few weeks ago, you’re allowed to take it easy!

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