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Monday, July 19, 2010

Why do we do it?

This was a travel day.  That would mean less time for family fun so I opted to sleep in a little, indulge in a family breakfast and join in the fun instead of sneaking away for rack up bigger miles.

Sleeping in.
Always a good idea in theory but rarely a good idea in practice.
I never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever (yeah, okay I am in third grade.  It's my blog.)
think sleeping in was a good thing once I get up. 
I always regret it.
It puts me behind in every thing else I am planning on accomplishing that day.
Why do we do it?
Come on now, you all do it, too!
I bet you all regret it most of the time, too.

LBM exhausted from not sleeping at night!

 Big Breakfast
Then once I got up knowing that I had missed prime running opportunity number one of the day, I indulge in a heartier than normal breakfast. 
I don't know about you but this usually leaves me feeling bloated and lazy.  It tastes so good it's hard to remind myself that I didn't eat that much to fuel my Ultra let alone just a day of playing with the family and then driving 3 1/2 hours.
Tell me I'm not the only one.  Doesn't everyone indulge in big breakfast weekends?
Why do we did it?

At least it wasn't birthday cake

Family Fun

But the day wasn't completely filled with wrong choices.  With 6 more days in the week and a 100 run goal looming, I know that I don't regret a little family fun.  It will be these memories that I will pull to mind the next time the miles get too long and I feel like I can't put that next foot in front of the other.

This is exactly why I do it!

We all jumped in the pond to cool off

After a swim in the pond, bubbles are a requirement!

A little later than I had wanted.  A lot less miles than I want to start my week with but Run # 95 = done.
"Hello treadmill, let me introduce myself.  I know it's been a long time..."

Run # 95 - short and sweaty

The minimum 2 miles

Five more runs to 100. 


  1. I'm EXACTLY the same way with sleeping in and big breakfasts. I rarely sleep in... there are just better things to do with my time. ;)

    Glad you had a fun family day!

  2. I totally agree with sleeping in and big breakfasts! They are so over-rated!!!

  3. YAY for treadmill runs!!!!!

    [and for big breakfasts!]

  4. Great (and very true) post! And woo-hoo for treadmill runs!!!

  5. I feel the same way about sleeping in and big breakfasts. It feels like so much of the day is just gone after I get up. It is nice though if I really needed the extra sleep even if its frustrating.
    Nice cake :)

  6. ok i learned this weekend that my idea of sleeping in is not a mom's idea of sleeping in. sleeping till 8am was late in T's house =) and about the big breakfasts...we always had a big breakfast on saturdays. it was the BIGGEST treat for us! I think you are setting a wonderful example for your children actually. Showing them that it is great to live a healthy lifestyle but ALSO A GREAT THING to treat yourself on occasion especially when its during family time.

  7. I've been sleeping in this summer until the boys are up and it's been great. I have to get back to routines soon, though, or September is going to be hard!

    I love the bubbles.

  8. Sleeping in is relative. Last night I said I was excited about sleeping in today because I didn't have to get up until 615. Most mornings are 445. Real sleeping in, usually past 830, only happens on rare occasions. Usually occasions that involve drinking :)