It’s been a rainy morning here. The grey skies and rain didn’t help my very tired self wake up. When it was time to leave for school, it was barely sprinkling, so I decided we’d walk to school in hopes that it would get me motivated to start my day. Halfway to school, the skies opened. We were prepared with rain coats and umbrellas, so Jones was delivered to school relatively dry. Shoo was a different story entirely. He refused a rain coat and insisted on frequently spinning his umbrella. Between the two schools, he opted for no umbrella at all. When we got to school, I had to completely change his clothes. Unfortunately, that means he’s wearing shorts today because that’s what he had in his spare clothes cubby. Bad mommy moment or natural consequences? Maybe a little of both.
After I got home, I needed to run but just could not get on the treadmill. So, I waited for the very worst of the rain to stop. It was still raining pretty good when I headed out, but I went anyways. Five miles later, my tummy was growling, I was sopping wet, and I decided I was done for the day. I’m just happy I got the five in.
I’ll let you in on a secret. Sometimes I don’t like running. Some days I just want to do anything but get myself out there and do what I need to do. I’m not driven like some people. I may never run another marathon. I may never break 150 miles for the month. Heck, this month I may throw out my 100 mile goal. Running is not a big focus in my life right now. But, I will keep running. The thought of going back to the depresssion/anxiety I experienced when Jones was a baby scares the pants off of me. The thought of trying to handle my current stress level without the endorphins from running is just too scary. So, I’ll keep getting out there. I’ll keep putting one foot in front of the other. One day running will take center stage again, but for now, it’s doing a fabulous job in its support role.
Tomorrow, we talk beer. (And if you want to hear about the fun stuff we did in Vermont, check out my other blog.)
14 thoughts on “5 + Rain = 10, right?”
Great post. It's not raining here, but it's cold. You just got me out the door. Thanks.
Don't forget, there's always beer. Always!
I love this post. Sorry but it made me want rain. 5 + rain does = 10. 🙂
Hope you have dried off after the rainy walk + run. And just so ya know, I don't always want to run either!!!
I don't always want to run, sometimes you just need a break, as with anything. Hope you're feeling a bit better!
I don't always want to run either. but my running has gone so well lately (knock on wood) that it's all that i really want to do (instead of swimming and biking that is). 🙂
I almost always want to run but somedays I want to be running the finishing part of running and not the whole getting warmed up and into the zone part. It's good to change the focus of your running. It helps to keep you from getting burnt out. Some years I run loads and race lots and others I barely race and only run for fun. Nice job having spare clothes. LBM has gone to pre-preschool/sitter without shoes and in his pjs loads of times!
i think it's a lot better to run for the love of it than to run because you are trying to hit some mileage number or trainign when you don't want to. if it becomes a chore, you will lose that outlet!
I had to go see what you did in Vermont. Isn't the Montshire Museum wonderful? When my kids were little my stepmother lived near there so we went a lot. I have gone on numerous school field trips including an overnight. It is a small museum but an excellent one being so hands on.
There are days I don't want to run either. But usually if I end up going it ends up making the day a bit more tolerable. I have been known to just skip the run on those days I don't want to run though.Nice job getting the 5 miles done in the rain. Totally counts for 10.
I would kill for some rain and cool weather!Shhhh! I have a secret, too. Some days I HATE running. But I know I do better when I do and always feel better after that first mile.You are actually being quite healthy about it all, being proactive is the best medicine and I commend you for that. Trust me, I've been there. You are doing amazing!
goodness I feel the same way and I'm glad you said something 🙂 beer is something that is always good though! hope everyone is nice and dry now.
Last month and the month before – I disliked running completely. I really thought that after completing the race that I would just stop I was so annoyed and fed up with the Garmin and getting miles in, speed, etc. Hang in there! You rock!
Our rain season is just starting. Yesterday I had my first rain run in about 5 months. It was lovely! Enjoy your weekend.