Smart Running

Getting Influenced is OK

I am Ukranian.  To you it might mean nothing but  to those who frequently spend time with me, it means I’m stubborn, hard to break down and very determined when I get my mind set to something.  I always tell my husband not to worry about me because you can’t kill a Ukranian to which he promptly gives me a “yeah yeah” attitude coupled with an eye roll that might send a moth tumbling.  Until this year I haven’t really given much thought to my health, actually I haven’t really cared much whether anything happened to me or not.  Part of that mentality is because I’m not really “old” enough to be worried but part of it is just mere stupidity and being distracted by other more pressing issues on my mind.  This year however, I have given in to being tired and not run or stayed in bed or both.  I have cut back on my  fitness routine from something short of mild lunacy to running and occasionally something else thrown in the mix.  I have started cutting back on things like NutraSweet and cliff bars (even though they are my favorite snack on any given day) for things like more salad,  oatmeal, less bread, some milk and other adjustments because I want to get in the habit of trying to live a fun happy life that will lead me to old age.  Now I won’t waltz into old age gracefully…I plan on screeching into home plate yelling HELL YEAH!  What a ride!!!

Inside-Out-core-memories-closeupToday I gave up my morning run because the humidity was at 76% and my husband insinuated something along the lines of my being crazy to run in this kind of weather and when he mentioned the humidity factor I mentally gave up without much of a fight.  Now I didn’t want to go when I got up in the first place.  I was tired and achy and just not in the mood.  Today I got out of bed talking myself into going and put my running clothes on hoping that it would improve my mood and change my mind.  It sort of worked because I didn’t change my clothes right away.  Previously I would have headed out and run through it but given Rob’s input that was pretty much all I needed to scrap it.  I’m more upset about having two rest days in a row than  I am at having given up in because it’s hot and humid with many severe weather warnings plastering the news this morning.  I just thought that it might be safer for me to not go out…tomorrow will be better and I’ll get my run in then.  I probably did myself a favor letting myself get talked out of it.