Saturday, July 2, 2011

No Long Run?

I just have to get this out there because it has been on my mind all day.  This morning due to baptismal stuff I was unable to do my Saturday long run.  Other than when I was in Florida, I have NEVER missed a long run.  I know I am crazy but it has been bothering me all day long.  I guess I think that if I miss a run I will gain 500 lbs. 

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 :(


  1. I love this post because these are my exact thoughts! As you know i get lots of critisizm from my family for exersizing and eating healthy, its so hard when your doing what is best for your body. I think you are an amazing inspiration with your dedication to excersize and anyone that doesn't agree is a lazy slug! I also feel the need to get every mile and workout in or i turn into a big fatty, its SO hard to miss a workout. Don't let anyone get you down you work so hard and are an inspiration to so many people :)

  2. People are just jealous. I think I have said this before but I will say it again. It doesn't matter what people think. You are doing what is best for you and your family. I know for a fact that getting your workout in makes you a better mother and wife because it makes you happy. I know it is hard but try to not worry about what others think and just do what is best for you.

    I can totally relate to everything you said in this post and agree that missing a workout is hard. We know we wont gain any weight for missing just one workout but it is more mental than anything. Hang in there girl!

  3. Amen Sister!! Who cares what other people think. You are doing what is best for you and your family. By you getting up and working out around the schedule of your family shows that your family comes first and you are willing to adjust your things according to what they already have planned.

    Don't be hard on yourself for skipping a run. Sometimes that just happens. You won't lose your motivation because you love to run! You will just pick right back up and start again the next week! Keep up the great work!!

  4. Before I evern read the comments I had formed in my head, "Amen Sista". Nothing else to be said other than that this was all way too familiar.