Yesterday was quite a day. I accidentally deleted a chunk of my blog sidebar, I got to spend a significant amount of time getting gum out of someone’s hair (my hands still smell like a bizarre combination of mango and peanut butter), and I nearly killed myself trying to get my skinny jeans off over my fluffy socks. I mean, yay, my skinny jeans fit, but who knew that fluffy socks were such a problem…
Anyways, today’s topic for Tuesdays on the Run is “Guilty Running Pleasures.” I’ll be honest, I don’t feel so guilty about any of them. I deserve them all. Why? I just do. Luckily, Beer Geek is generally in agreement about them.
So here are some of my not so guilty running related pleasures:
- Skirt Sports – Big surprise, right? I justify all things Skirt based on my running and non-running activities. After all, temps here swing from over 100* in the summer down to a single digit actual temperature in the winter. Obviously I need the shortest of the skirts AND the warmest tights and wool skirts. And everything in between.
- Beer – I run, therefore I drink beer. That’s how it works, right?
- Naps – I never used to nap, not even when my kids were babies and sleep was a precious commodity. But now? Long runs = afternoon naps.
- Travel – I’m pretty sure I’m doing the 50 states half marathon thing purely so I have an excuse to visit every state again. Yes, again. I finished all 50 states 20 years ago when Beer Geek and I went to Hawaii. In fact, I only have 12 more states to go (and 4 of those I’ve run shorter races in.)
- Girl time – Most of my running partners are women (especially since Beer Geek got too fast for me, grrr…). I’m not a Girl’s Night Out kind of girl, but I love running with my female friends and you know I love a weekend out at Skirt Sports.
- Trashy novels – As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve perfected the skill of reading on the treadmill. Frequently this is my motivation to actually run as it gives me time to read when I don’t have anytime to read a book. Books can’t be too deep though – I can focus my eyes to read, but I can’t always keep my brain in the game.
I’m sure that there are more things that I justify because I run, but these are my top items. What do you justify because you run? And do you feel guilty about it?
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