Tying Up the End of a Running Goal


Some Sundays are leisurely; some are not. Today was not. The holidays are winding down, but we had an impromptu family gathering at our home this afternoon. And then our little granddaughter got sick. 

About 6:00pm, I remembered that I had not run my allotted miles today which will tie up my running goal exactly on December 31. 

I didn’t feel like the treadmill at 6:00. I was tired, and my legs are a bit stiff from not stretching. But because of that goal I set almost 365 days ago, I got on, got it done. Sloooowwwwly.

Oh the power of a specific, measurable, attainable goal. Uh, that should work for weight loss, too, right?


A 5k While Baby Sleeps

A 5k While Baby Sleeps

Last night I set my alarm for 5:15am.
Then I changed it to 6:00.
Then 6:15.

This morning, I got up at 7:00. Not enough time to run before JRoo got here. Darn it. Why am I so lazy?

She took her first nap at 9:15 today, and I wasted no time hopping on the treadmill, except those minutes wasted when I couldn’t find my running shoes. ??

I figured I had 30 minutes.

I hopped off and checked on her at every mile because I recently gave my monitor away and was afraid I wouldn’t hear her, although she is in the room next to the exercise room. But the droning of the treadmill and THREE fans I have going makes it difficult to hear her tiny cry.

The beautiful, sweet angel slept 2 hours.

So in that time, I ran 3.1 miles in 35:54.

And then I actually got a shower and did my hair and makeup.


She’s awake now. It’s time for another kind of running!

How do you sneak runs into your busy day?