Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I Don't Train To Make Excuses

That's the inspirational quote of the day.  I saw it on a t-shirt last week and love it.  Now it's my mantra.

I didn't get much sleep last night because Meghan was up a lot coughing (she's not really sick-sick, just a little dry nagging cough).  So at about 4:40 am as I lay in bed wide-awake, I had this conversation in my head:

"Poor thing, she (nor I) have gotten much sleep... I guess I probably shouldn't take her to the daycare at the gym today... Crap!  That means I'm not gonna get my workout in... and my run got cut real short yesterday... only did 2 of the 5 miles I had planned (had to get Meghan out of the daycare - they said she was coughing too much to be in there - which I hadn't noticed at all - I'm a bad mom)... I guess I could go at night... no, I hate HATE working out at night... I guess I could go right now... if I leave in the next 5 minutes I would have enough time to drive the the gym, run for 60 minutes and get home before Fred leaves at 6:30.  Ugh.  If we didn't move our clocks on Sunday, it would almost be light outside and I could just run outside and not have to go to the gym... Ugh for daylight savings... then I think of Adrienne's lecture about no matter what our obstacles are - we have to just do it anyway (or something like that)...  Okay fine, I'll go."

So I rolled out of bed at 4:50, was at the gym and on a treadmill by 5:10 and then back home at 6:32, showered and feeding my kids breakfast by 7am.  There's something terribly fulfilling about having run 5.5 miles, being showered, dressed and ready for the day by 7am.  Kind of warrior-like.  Okay, not really... but I feel accomplished nonetheless... especially because I made no excuse (today anyway).

Go get 'em girls!


  1. Well, I'm proud of you! I know that when Adrienne reads your post in sunny Arizona, she'll have a huge smile! You rock Susan! Soon, you might even want to do the race for more than the spa day, you might actually want to show off your skills (ha ha!) By the way, I found a sports bra at Old Navy with adjustable straps and no elastic band (so no chaffing) and it was only $12. Now, I need to go and buy more!!

  2. Wow I have not even really met you and I felt inspired! Way to go lady!!!

  3. I feel like a proud parent. Yes Amber, I'm smiling from ear to ear. It's a good day when you get to run. It's a better day if you help someone else get in their run. I'm not sure if I inspire, guilt or intimidate people into running but whatever works :) Miss you all. Good Job Susan....see your cute tiny running self in a few months.