Thursday, August 7, 2014

Running Revelations - No Excuses

During the day, I work as a social media specialist for a liquor company. Throughout the year, we're allowed to partake in various seminars related to specific alcohols - last month I attended one about tequila. Today, it was sparkling wine. We tried about 13 different kinds of wine, so as you can imagine, I was feeling pretty good by the end of the seminar (as were my co-workers). We decided to keep the happy feelings going and go out for happy hour.

Now, Tuesdays and Thursdays are my running days during the week. I missed Tuesday due to visiting a friend who just had a baby, so I was already feeling a little guilty about missing a run (although once I saw sweet baby, running was pretty far from my mind). I was looking forward to running today, but then happy hour happened. Which was completely fine - I really enjoyed myself, and hanging out with coworkers outside of the office is always fun.

As I was heading home though, I started thinking about how I was going to make up my missed run. Should I go before or after work tomorrow? Should I go tonight even though I just drank two glasses of wine and lots of delicious food? But I reeeeeally don't feel like going tonight.

What I realized, is that running can't become a priority if you don't make it one. So, I sucked it up and here I am at the gym at 8:30 p.m., running 4 miles, feeling pretty crappy. But you know what I won't feel crappy about tomorrow? Missing this run :)

Also, check out my sweet running gear that came in from! I'm pretty excited to wear them!