It's been exactly one month since I put on my running shoes. My last run was the Hot Chocolate 5K and let's be honest...I only raced for the chocolate :-)
I'm fairly certain that I've made several resolutions on this blog to stick with running through the holidays and yet here I am...starting week 5 of my no-run streak. At first I didn't feel too bad about it. We were on vacation, planning for the holidays, blah blah blah.
But then yesterday I saw one of my "running buddies" (a woman who I always passed on my runs this summer and fall) and she was all bundled up, banging out her 4 mile run. And there I was...driving in my car eating a melted hershey kiss I found at the bottom of purse.
I felt like a lazy piece of crap.
But instead of going immediately home and jumping on the treadmill, I spent the night complaining about how it's been a month since my last run. I think I was also eating a Christmas cookie while I complained.
So I'm done complaining now. I can't say that I don't have time because I do. I can't say I don't have a means to run when the weather is bad because I do. And most importantly, I can't say that I don't enjoy running because I do. I LOVE it. And I miss it.
It't time to get back to work, especially if my crazy ass is going to run a half marathon at some point in 2012.
The question now my friends is do I continue to be a lazy piece of crap the rest of December and start fresh in January with the rest of the new years resolutioners? Or do I quit making excuses and start TODAY? Hmm....