The other night Strawberry laid in bed tearfully lamenting that *gasp* his plans for the day didn’t come to fruition.
Well my copper topped, bundle of love – life happens and most of the time our well-laid plans just go to the crapper. Bummer of a lesson to learn at *almost* 9 (his words).
But alas, this is the story of this week. On Tuesday, I found 20 spare minutes in my evening. TWENTY GLORIOUS MINUTES. Before anything could change I grabbed my workout clothes and was slipping on my shoes on to work out on my fabulous new slide board while the kids were happily building (actually what were they building???) nearby so we could all talk and hang out together. Then a stray dog walked into the garage.
45 minutes later we found his owners and my window was lost…
The other day it took 3 different attempts to run 4 miles.
Yes, 3 attempts for 4 miles.
And the entire time I felt guilty. Why? Because I remember reading some article in a running magazine years ago telling me that any run under 30 minutes is basically a waste of time. Sure, it might not be the most effective workout when training for a marathon, but somehow I internalized it that runs under 30 minutes were pointless.
That article, or the fact that my Twitter, Instagram and Bloglovin feeds are full of people running approximately 10,326.5 miles every other day (bless you who can do this, but it’s clouding my judgement in my reality).
“Oh I only have 25 minutes – not worth it to run...”
“Oh man – that was only 22 minutes and I have so much to do, that was a waste of a run…”
Who am I and why am I letting some stupid running magazine article tell me which workouts are good and which ones aren’t?
For what it’s worth, my very broken up 4, pithy 4-mile run that spanning 4 hours was exactly what I needed. I finally tested my speed without breaking my legs, I got little mental breaks from some things that were draining and I still squeezed in a game of football at the park with the boys before the sun set.
What silly rules have you ever gotten hung up on?
Give me your best “squeezing it in” advice….I need it!