Training Tuesday: Excuses and discipline

Ok, today I traded a run for a nap… but I think I would have felt better if I did the run.  But my oldest son has been throwing up each of the past 3 nights, so I haven’t been sleeping well at night.  I couldn’t run yesterday because I had a meeting in the morning and then had to stay home with my sick son and get caught up on laundry.  And then today I had a morning meeting again, and then had to stay home with my sick son again, and I had to wait for the guy to come clean our boiler and I fell asleep waiting… and basically yesterday and today have been full of excuses why I couldn’t run.  Valid excuses, but still – excuses.

So, I need to figure out how to keep with the training when life gets in the way.  I know I should have a workout planned that I can do at home.  I know I should get to bed earlier so I can wake up at the crack of dawn and exercise.  I know all these things that I should do, but knowing and doing are different things.  My friend Jen, who by the way lost 85 pounds recently, posted a photo from MotivateHopeStrength on Facebook:

Sounds like I need a little discipline, OK a lot of discipline in my life.  So thank you, Jen for being inspiring and I think as soon as Jeff gets home, I’ll have to tell him I’m going for a run… I really don’t want to, I mean really, really, really don’t want to, but I also really, really, really don’t want to be overweight…  which don’t I want more?




2 thoughts on “Training Tuesday: Excuses and discipline

  1. you are awesome! you never regret the decision to work out once it is done…but you do regret NOT getting it done! <3 thanks for the shout out!!!! <3 !!!

    1. Thanks Jen. I sucked it up and went, and you’re right, I’ve never regretted exercising, even though right now I’m extremely sweaty and gross and I don’t think I run faster than mosquitoes fly because I’m pretty sure they were snacking on me…

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