Last night when I told Jake that I wasn't running, he was shocked. He then preceded to tell me that "people" think that I am obsessed with running and that I put it above my family. That really hurt because I have always planned my runs and working out around my family. I don't enjoy waking up at 4 a.m. to workout but I do it so that the remainder of the day can be spent with my familia. If my kids have a gymnastics meet, I wake up earlier and do my run. I have always been careful to not let my running interfere with my family. I am not sure who these "people" are but I must say that I highly doubt that they do any form of physical activity.
I think people just do the best that they can to fit everything into a day. Rather than be that person that makes every excuse not to exercise, I make every excuse to exercise. Is this really a bad thing? I don't leave my kids home alone or at day cares in order to exercise, I simply wake up in the middle of the night. I think it is unfair for people to judge me or anyone else for that matter. I really just don't see why people have such a problem with me working out and running a lot. I know it annoys Jake at times but I have to wonder how he would feel if I was a slug and did nothing all day. He says "you can miss one day," but guess what? I am afraid that if I start missing a day here or a day there, that I will get used to sleeping in or whatever and I will get out of the habit. I am just trying to be as healthy as possible and set a good example to my kids and anyone else along the way.
I feel like I need to add, for those of you who don't know me, that I only work out once a day. I am not one of those people that do multiple workouts in a day. I get my workout done and then it's onto my motherly duties. Running and working out is "my time" and I feel like I need it in order to be a sane person.
Do you feel like people judge you for working out too much?
Do you have any advise for a gal who has a hard time missing a workout?
I know very well that I won't gain 500 lbs but I keep thinking of ways to make up for the miles lost. 18 miles is a lot of miles to make up :(