It’s cold out. I’ll run tomorrow.

It was a long day. I’ll run tomorrow.

I have too much to do. I’ll run tomorrow.

I am tired. I’ll run tomorrow.

I sat on the couch tonight, making every single excuse I could think of NOT to run. It was already 8:15 and I needed to start getting the girls ready for bed. But I had to stop making excuses. It has been a month since my 15K, I had only run 2 miles since the race. So I laced up my shoes and went to the gym. (and my hubby even came with me)

I did not have a lot of time before the gym closed so I decided to just run 2 miles and ease back in to my training. The best part was how I felt when I was done. Despite my month long break after my 15K, I wished that I had more time to run longer.

treadmill

 I haven’t decided that I am ready to sign up for my next race, but I know that I want to run. I need to run. I actually missed running. My body can’t take the long miles it takes to train for another long race right away. But I have a few ideas about what my next big race will be.

My motivation to start running in the first place was our family vacation to California in June. Now we are 19 days away from boarding that plane and I just took a month off of exercising and eating healthy. Not exactly staying on track before hitting the beach.

So it is back to the gym, drinking more water and focusing on healthy eating choices. No more excuses. My skinny shorts may not go in my suitcase in June, but hopefully they hit my wardrobe by the end of the summer.

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