I found this the other day on Pinterest and it made me happy:
This morning I would have regretted my workout if I had done it. I got up and got all of my stuff together and as I was opening the door I realized I was way too sick to go to the gym. Turns out my lungs hurting the other day on my run has turned into a full on cold and so I went right back to bed. I have heard that pregnancy weakens your immune system? Is that true….that might explain 3 colds in 2 months!
No sympathy because this gives me the excuse to spend quality time with my new antenna and drink milkshakes and eat donettes that a student brought me all day long after work:) Just know that I am taking a ‘sick day’ from writing anything that actually makes sense, my brain is foggy:)
I did get outside for a few minutes for a walk in PE because it was way too beautiful of a day not to.
Turns out that dirt/rock roads are not the best when you are wearing Toms that already have 1245 walking miles on them
Last night I was able to watch one of my favorite Friends episode as Billy was running on the treadmill.
“You don’t care if people start staring because it is only for a second and then you are gone!” -Phoebe
The episode was, The One Where Phoebe Runs. Phoebe likes to run with her arms flapping while jumping all over the place. She explains to Rachel that she loves to run this way because it reminds her of when she would run so fast as a kid that it felt like her legs were going to fall off. She gave the example of how fun it was to run towards the swings trying to beat everyone else. Sometimes I take running way too seriously and this was a great reminder of one of the reasons we should run, for enjoyment.
(PS Rachel tries it out and ends up loving running crazy like a little kid)
Sure it is important to do the workout on our training plan, to push ourselves to get to our goal but really in the grand scheme of things we should try to remember how to truly enjoy running.
(From Mile Markers by Kristen Armstrong)
I hope that you get in a run in the next few days that feels more like you are playing than working.
Billy, want to play tag next week at the park? This could be more beneficial than doing fartleks!
Are you a Friends fan? Favorite episode? Favorite character?
-Phoebe will always be my favorite character.
Do you feel like you run for fun? Is this something you want to do more often?
What was your favorite sport/recess game as a kid?
-Kickball, don’t mess with me.