NOT Debbie Downer!

NOT Debbie Downer!

Last night I was not in a very good mood. The lack of running is really starting to get to me mentally. To say I miss my quiet alone exercise time is an understatement. Last night after my husband got home I left my house for 30 minutes to run 2 errands by myself but had to cut the trip short because Ashton was crying & hungry (even though I fed him just before I left) and my 3 year-old busted her lip while running into her sister. I didn’t have time to get a caramel macchiato and for some reason that just put me in a bad mood. Moral of the story: Never get in the way of a mom who needs her coffee- even if it is decaf…

I know I shouldn’t have let something little like that bother me. Then I started thinking about how I’m not exercising and who knows when I’ll be able to run again. Sometimes it doesn’t take much to get down on yourself and I was having one of those moments. Thinking about it later I am reminded how self-centered I was being. I know I have a lot to be thankful for- healthy kids, wonderful husband, nice home- too many blessings to count. I just need to stop thinking about myself and what I can’t do right now. I will do better today.

I am currently back in “rest” mode. After my swim on Saturday my lower back was feeling a little sore so I guess I overdid it somehow. I am taking this week off again with no exercise. FYI- recovering from a stress fracture is a S L O W process. It has been a little over 4 weeks now since my last run. I know it will be at least 4 more. I’m just going to try not to think about that right now… I know there are lots of better ways to spend my time!

~Runner Mom

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