Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I Am Not Hard-Core

This morning I had planned to go for a 5 mile run after I dropped Noah at the babysitter's and before I went to work.  Well, at 5:05 a.m. I thought I heard rain, and I asked Kel if it was raining.  He said it wasn't rain, it was snow.

Now, first let me say, I believe in running in snow!  Last year I bought some Yaktrax so I would have no excuses, but when I looked out the window and saw the windy, snowy landscape, I put my bike shorts on.

Then as I was walking Ryan to the bus stop, the sky offered up some freezing rain, so I didn't even feel guilty about forgoing the run.

Then I got home and thought to myself how nice it would be to finish my coffee in front of the fireplace while catching up on some blog reading.

It is now 9:30 a.m., and I must get ready for work.  The bike ride did not happen, so I will be communing with my friend the trainer at 8 p.m. instead...and I will say to myself, "I hope that coffee in front of the fire was worth it!"


  1. Thank you so much for mentioning the Yaktrax. This is the perfect gift for my husband since he run commutes in the ice and snow. I have never heard of these before so he is going to be really excited about this gift.

  2. There have been many mornings I have done the exact same thing!!! And hey, you are still in the off-season.... why not?

  3. The coffee was worth it Kelly, trust me. You will have plenty of opportunities to freeze your butt off and make up for your slacki.... er... lack of motivation. Ironman is not tomorrow you know.

  4. The coffee is ALWAYS worth it!!

  5. Hesitation is dangerous. As soon as I give myself a second to second guess either waking up early to work out or doing a run in the snow, I'm done. Game over. Go back to bed.

    But if I can just get myself to lace up the shoes, I'm gone. Outside I go!


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