Thursday, January 17, 2008
3 The Runs That Didn't Happen Today ;-)
It was snowing really heavily this afternoon and into early evening, so my friend & I didn't run together today, not even indoors, because the roads were fairly bad, and she just wanted to go straight home from work before they got any worse (i.e., icy!). Frankly, I don't blame her, as the roads were apparently very slick and slippery.
Well, under the circumstances, I'd even considered doing some treadmill running, so I could atleast get my solo run in for the evening, but that never quite happened. All day I'd been applying for and inquiring about jobs, making phone calls, sending emails, and tailoring my resume to various career opportunities, etc., and had rather conveniently lost track of time. ;-) True, my friend did call me around 4 pm to discuss our plans for that night, but then I just went back to the job hunt & promptly forgot to look up again at the clock. When I did, it was already well past 6 pm, and closing in fast on the next hour, and I knew I wouldn't be running outside in the dark and in the snow. And I frankly felt like hopping on a treadmill even less! (Most of you who are regular readers know that hell has to first freeze over, or atleast the road, before I'll typically jump on a treadmill, as I truly despise the blasted things. So I've got to be feeling pretty desperate about the weather conditions before resorting to treadmill running! Not to mention that treadmill running really bothers my knees even more than running on the road..... The forced pace of the treadmill seems to be a really unnatural stride and messes with my natural running rhythms and body alignment.)
Of course, when it comes right down to it, I didn't have any excuse at all for not running, other than me stressing out about various things on my plate that had absolutely nothing to do with running. And not surprisingly, over the last few days, I haven't been sleeping very well, and additionally had been doing some late-night noshing. While I didn't exactly go the usual route of "stressing out & eating everything in site," it still wasn't great that I'd be snacking at such a late hour. I think I probably gained a pound or two from the combination of late-night snacking & lack of exercise over the past four days, but I'll be damned if I'm hopping on the scale until I "feel thinner" again. Most likely, that'll happen after a few more weeks of consistent running and weight-lifting! Heheheheh.
Oh well, tomorrow's a new day, and a new chance to begin again.