I played hookie this week. Only two shorter runs pushing the stroller and instead of my long run yesterday, I went snowboarding with my husband.
It’s no secret that I struggle with balance (I think we all do). Between all the different aspects and demands in our life, balancing pleasure and duty, activity and rest. This week I just wasn’t feeling my runs. I happily ran Sunday, went snowshoeing Monday, and forced myself out on Thursday morning with the stroller (even more difficult on snowy roads!). But when Friday came along with its promise of snow and the kids in daycare, I closed my school books and hopped in the car beside Steve, smiling all the way to the hill.
I don’t advocate skimping on important training runs, but some weeks days, you just have to be able to cut yourself some slack and play.