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This past week has been so crazy with kid's activites and uncooperative weather that I have really gotten off track with my running and exercise. Some days it seems that everything works against you to get that workout in and if you even hesitate for one moment, then the chance is gone. For example, Saturday we had basketball for Manimal all afternoon and we needed to leave by 11:00 to arrive at the courts. That meant that there was plenty of time to get a run in before we needed to leave, instead I hung out with the kids a bit, brought all of our Girl Scout cookie money to the bank and went to the dump. By the time that was done it was 10:30 and too late to get a run in before we needed to go.
Fine, I told myself. I'll just run when we get home. Uh huh. Suuuureee, you will. As you can imagine, that didn't happen. It was so windy and so cold and honestly, I just didn't feel like getting out there and getting it done. I should have. But I didn't.
Sunday was more of the same. Sissy had basketball at USM starting at 10:15 so we needed to leave by 8:15 to get there. No running in the morning because I just don't get up at that hour on Sunday. No way. Only for a race.
I did pack my running clothes so I could run inbetween games, but when we arrived I had packed everything except my sneakers. Doh! And it was so god damn windy and cold again that I might have just skipped it anyway.
So two basketball games, an hour ride and a two hour field hockey scrimmage later, there would be no running for me yesterday. I held out hope that I could hop on the trainer once we got settled at home, which was around 7, for those interested. I headed upstairs to get my shorts on and Princess had decided at 7 p.m., on a school night, to rearrange her bedroom.
Her bed was completely moved to the side of the room with her headboard right in the middle of the room and all her crap that was under her bed was in the open space available. Clothes everywhere.
Seriously. This girl is going to send me over the freakin' edge.
I had all I could do not to blow a gasket. I just love rearranging bedroom furniture at 7 p.m. on a Sunday night. Woo.
If you are counting, that's two, TWO days of no exercise in a row! After two days in a row missed during the week! ugh. That translates into 3 days of exercise out of 7. yuk.
I feel so fat now.
But today is Monday. A new week with a new start. A clean slate as they say.
I'm starting over this week and it's going to be a better one.
I will get my exercise done.
I will eat more fruits and veggies.
I will not resort to fast food when in a pinch and hungry.
I will remember that sometimes life and living it is more important than getting my workout in.
The trainer/gym/treadmill will always be there tomorrow.
We all have weeks like these ones. How do you stay on track?
Oh! I forgot to add that I did manage to get in on the open registration of the Beach to Beacon 10K on Friday morning! The 4,000 (I think) slots available sold out in 4:58 minutes! Yay for fast fingers!