Is running really for me? I must ask myself this question every.single.day. especially with a looming half-marathon in ten weeks right after my first trip to Paris and just before the Mom 2.0 Summit. Great planning, right?
While on vacation last week, I ran once. Yes, you read that right: ONE TIME. It was a measly three miles on a treadmill in a very humid resort gym after a HIIT and arms session. I wanted to do this every other day but see ::in my Kevin Hart voice:: the way my vacation was set up….
I was too busy languishing in the warm Caribbean waters with my sons, drinking Bushwhackers, frolicking in the sand with my Mister, giving everyone Beyonce realness on karaoke (of yes that happened!) and just enjoying life. Running was on my mind but only in a fleeting moments. I did get in tons of steps walking our massive resort and on our day trips but as for the four runs I intended to run. Um, yeah EPIC FAIL.
When I’m not on vacation (which is 96% of the year), my inner dialogue for running can be pretty much be summed up with this:
And I put on my shoes and I run. Am I in love with it? Not really. I love the running community, the endorphins post-run, and that I am getting in exercise. Running has changed my body for the better especially when I am consistent. There is nothing better than a run outside to clear your head. However since the weather is so brutal out (read: 5 degrees), I haven’t run outside in weeks. And no I’m not about that cold weather running. I’m not a fan of layering up, snotsicles, and a hip replacement due to a slip and fall on the black ice.
Wow, maybe running isn’t for me! I see so many runners doing it in all of the elements. They do it because their soul needs it. These passionate runners are inspiring. I’m not too sure I have that same passion.
When does the love come for running? It’s closing in on a year since I started my running journey and I’m still not sure.
Due to poor planning on my part, my half marathon is the week after we come back from Paris and a few days before I leave for Mom 2.0 Summit. Do I really want to spend a week in Paris with planned runs especially with my non-existent track record for vacation running?
Do you love running? How do you keep your head in the