true confessions

So, it’s time to get a few things off my chest.

  1. I have only run three miles in the past two weeks.  I have every intention of changing that.  Especially since obviously in violation of my base building goals…. I’ve been feeling really guilty every time I go to Jazzercise or yoga or walk on my treadmill when I know very well I should be running.
  2. I didn’t do a very good job of scheduling myself this week and I had to call a friend to come and watch Little G today.  Usually, I can make it work between me, Mr. Dawn, and my dad.  Not today.  Mr. Dawn had work, I had a meeting I couldn’t get out of and my dad wasn’t available.  I know that it all worked out.  My friend is amazing with him, and it’s always good to expose him to different caregivers…I just hate it when I can arrange all the puzzle pieces to make it work.
  3. I basically ruined our bathroom floor.  While I was cleaning the house (in preparation for the babysitter to come over) Little G was entertaining himself by breaking open my darkest red nail polish and painting the floor. Luckily nail polish remover has done a decent job…but I’m pretty sure I’m completely scared for life.

Whew.  That feels better.

Look how cute my two dudes were at swim lessons on Friday!

Anything that you’ve been feeling guilty about?

What is the longest break you’ve taken from running?

18 thoughts on “true confessions

    1. Yes, I do feel like I just entered in to “true” toddler-parenthood. it’s like a rite of passage…

  1. The picture of Little G scared the crud of me until I read what happened…whew! What a mess though. One decent run can cure that feeling and it doesn’t even have to be long! You really encouraged me by reminding me this too shall pass…and I went and had a great run :) It was great because I got through it lol We both have to let go of the guilt, I am sharing my rainbows with you.
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    1. Thank you for the reminder! I keep waking up early to exercise, but I go to class instead of running. This too shall pass… and you are so right, all it takes is one good run.

  2. What a horrific picture! Glad it was only polish. I know you’ll get back into the swing of things. I agree with the mental break, sometimes you need that, but you’re still keeping active, that’s great! I registered online for the Yoga classes, just need to decide when to go…
    LittleRunningDiva recently posted…Running is a mental sport…My Profile

    1. I might be going to class tonight if you want to come. I love the 7:15 Hatha class. Let me know and I’ll look out for you.

  3. I know that any mom or dad or grandparent or babysitter of any child under the age of say 4 years will have very similar stories. After a length of time, this will be a funny story that you tell other watchers of toddlers. And there will be a lot of laughter. In time. And with that kind of bonding, the guilt will fade :) Welcome to Parenthood.

  4. Oh wow! That nail polish picture!! Glad you were able to get it all off with nail polish remover and that the spill wasn’t on a carpet :)

    I have been feeling a bit guilty about all the chocolate I’ve been eating lately! I’m usually not a sweets person at all, but I have recently rediscovered chocolate muffins that have just a little smear of peanut butter on them…mmmmm!
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    1. I kind of wish that I had taken a picture of him standing over the pool of nail polish, but I was too busy screaming and trying to keep him from playing it in…

      mmmmmm. chocolate muffins….

  5. OMG I would be horrified about the nail polish! LOL

    The longest break I ever took was a few months. It was shortly after I started running in 2012 and I hadn’t even completed C25K yet. They thought I had a stress fracture but turns out it was a severe hip strain. I was on crutches for a couple of weeks and limping for a few months until I started all over.

    It totally sucks to take a break (and sometimes not!), but you can get back into a groove!
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    1. I am very thankful that this is a self-imposed break rather than an injury break. There is nothing worse that wanting to run and not be able to.

    1. I know, right! With the red, you immediately think that someone died. I actually have a wonderful nude color that would have completely blended into the tile. All afternoon I was wondering why he did choose that one to break…

  6. First off there is no reason to feel guilty. Flex weeks happen, you get to rest your legs, and you get back at it tomorrow. And schedule conflicts come up here and there, just glad you were able to work it out. Now the nail polish straight up looks like a horror movie lol. The babysitter would of been freaking out about that lol. Ah swim lessons, tough to see them struggle but so worth it when they are paddling around the pool all on their own.

    I always feel guilty about not running on the roads anymore. I run so many trails I feel like I’m unfaithful to where running started for me. My longest break was about a week when I was fighting ITB pain earlier this year.
    The running Schlub recently posted…Casual Road Run and a Couple SuprisesMy Profile

  7. I had to laugh out loud at that! I decorated the parents bedroom with red lipstick when I was that age (back in the day when lipstick didn’t come out as easily), and did a particularly fine job on their white chenille bedspread. But also the walls and the curtains.

  8. OMG, the nail polish pics of his hands just crack me up! Sorry! ;)

    That’s okay that you haven’t run! You are still doing other stuff! :) My longest running breaks were when I had stress fractures a few summers ago.
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  9. I destroyed some carpet with nail polish as a kid. I dropped/slammed down my box (I had a ton) of nail polish and it got ALL over our super 70s tan/gold carpet.

    That picture is horrifying.

    I think the longest break I have taken from running was over a year, but I have been running off and on since high school.
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