Tomorrow is Another Day

It has been almost 15 days since the New Year and I have logged a total of 9.18 miles since January 1st. I began the year with so much gusto and planned to run at least three days out of the week in order to prepare for the one and only half-marathon I am registered for. However, it seems like I’ve got more excuses than total mileage run.

Here are the reasons why I’ve not run:

  • It’s too cold outside. Cold is relative, but for me, if it’s below 50, it’s too cold.
  • It’s too windy out.
  • It’s too dark in the morning.
  • It’s too dark in the evening.
  • I just ate and need to wait three hours before I can run.
  • It’s been three hours since I ate and now I’m too hungry to go for a run.

I know those are all lame excuses, but the truth of the matter is, I don’t have an iota of desire to run. Despite the fact I really, really want to run a sub-2 hour half-marathon, I’m feeling the way I felt back in college when teachers assigned a major research paper. I’d tell myself I’d start working on it right away, but despite my efforts to “git-r-done,” I always  found myself starting the paper the night before it was due.

While I understand training for a half-marathon and writing a thesis paper have two very different approaches, I’m  just not feeling very motivated to run at the moment. I’m hoping it will click and that my enthusiasm to hit the road sends a tingle up my leg returns sometime before the end of the new year. Today though, I mourned my running apathy with a cinnamon bun and four chocolate chip cookies.  After all, tomorrow is another day.

Have you been keeping up with your running? Do you have a hard time running during Winter? Have you ever seen the Movie Gone With the Wind?

Scarlett O'Hara: "Tara. Home. I'll go home, and I'll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day."

Scarlett O’Hara: “Tara. Home. I’ll go home, and I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.”

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2 thoughts on “Tomorrow is Another Day

  1. “Today though, I mourned my running apathy with a cinnamon bun and four chocolate chip cookies. After all, tomorrow is another day.” Oh. My. Gosh!!! YES!!!!!

    My foot has been bothering me since my half on 1/11, so instead of doing strength training or physical therapy exercises, I have been mourning the fact that it’s bothering me by eating my weight in Whoppers and anything else slightly resembling junk food. UGH!!

    But yesterday I decided to quit being such a whiner and did something…and I repeated again today. Now that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped eating the junk, but I’m *thinking* about it! hahaha

    • Sorry your foot has been unruly. Hope it’s feeling better. In the past I’ve given myself grief for whining and eating unhealthy as a subconscious way to protest, but I’ve learned to embrace the not so pretty sides of me because they are not a full definition of who I am. Oh, and BTW, I love Whoppers!

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