I haven’t run since Tuesday. The combination of being REALLY busy and REALLY tired has pushed running way down the list of priorities. This is the first time in years that I’ve gone this long without running without a valid reason (you know, like injury or childbirth or recovering from a marathon.)
I used to do this all the time. I’d get in good shape. Exercise would be a regular occurence. I’d be feeling good about myself. Then I’d get busy with the new school year. Or I’d be working two jobs. Or the one job I had would become super stressful.
One day I’d wake up and realize it had been MONTHS since I got regular exercise. All my jeans would be super tight. I’d feel squishy and even my face would look chubby. I’d have to start all over again rebuilding the exercise habit. (Luckily, I tend to eat healthy most of the time when I’m not exercising, so the weight gain was never huge.)
I realize that this time is different. I just had a blip of a few crazy days that I knew would not last long. I’m already chomping at the bit to get out there for a run.
But it reminded me just how easy it is to slide down that slope to the place where exercise is no longer a priority. To that place where exercise is always the thing that falls off the daily to do list. It reminded me that my inner lazy girl is still there.
It’s time to lock that lazy girl up again and get out there and get my sweat on. If you need me, I’ll be running in the rain.