Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Motivation...with a side of perspective...

Yesterday was just a crappy day. Plain and simple. It wasn't like there were one or two big things that went wrong...it was more like a lot of little crappy things banded together in some Crappy Thing conspiracy and just made it a Bad Day. Kyleigh still wasn't feeling all that great, Sean was working late and kiddos snipping/bickering back and forth while I'm doing my best to come up with something edible for supper.

My running was put on hold last week on account of being hit with the Plague. Walking across the room left me winded--I wasn't about to attempt a 3 mile run. No way, no how. Monday morning I braced myself for the hurt and went out and ran 2 miles. And, yes...it hurt. But I had to get back into it and I knew that Wednesday's run would be better.

Except this morning I didn't want to run. Nope. After yesterday, I wanted to simply enjoy the quiet of my three child-free hours. Pour another cup of coffee. Curl up with the kitties on the couch and read. Maybe watch a movie. A non-animated movie. And not run.

Neither of my children were very enthusiastic regarding the prospect of school this morning. Jacob was just sluggish and required a little extra prodding but he made it to the bus just fine. Kyleigh, however, was on the verge of Flat Out Refusal. Is there a greater force on this earth than a stubborn 3-year-old? I think not. Wee girlie still isn't all the way over her cold and she was complaining about her legs hurting. She and I sat on the stairs and chitchatted about her friends in her preschool...her teachers...the new kitchen set in her classroom...what sort of picture she was going to paint today. Then I asked if she wanted to walk to school...and, just like that, she was all ready to go.

I walked her down to the school...and then I ran three miles through and around the neighborhood. Because I may be many things, but Hypocrite is not one of them.


Side note...the Jingle Bell 5k is in 17 days! We have 12 team members so far...family and friends all joining us to rally around this tiny little Force of Nature and remind her that no matter what...she can do anything she sets her mind to do!

1 comment:

marit said...

you are such a good mom! i would have hollered and pushed and poked and made things worse.
congratulations on taking good care of you and yours :-)