Muuuust resist…

…the urge to run.

Was planning to hit Ride this morning before going on auntie duty for the day with my sis but alas, sleep took priority.

So – cardio day has been TBD so far.

That is, until I started to think…hmmm. Maybe I can fit in a run tonight, it’s a gorgeous – albeit brisk – fall day. Perfect for a run.

Oh wait.

That’s right – I’m on self-imposed hiatus from running, aren’t I?

Details, schmetails, right?


I was thisclose to giving in to the urge to run tonight but then my conscience got the best of me.

Well – that’s not entirely true either. This blog got to me! I knew that if I admitted I ran today, a couple of you bloggy friends would probably yell at me (you KNOW who you are!) so alas, no run tonight.

Instead? I’m doing something I haven’t done in eons: hitting the elliptical machine. At least it’s not the dreadmill but it’s kinda close. I am thinking it’ll at least give me a good cardio burn, or at least feel close enough to the cardio burn I’d get from running, y’know…without actually running. That’s the hope anyway. Plus – I’m supposed to be cross-training this week so this will be good for active recovery for the bum knee.

At least that’s what I’m telling myself, anyway. 😉


#TheLittleThings for today? The extra special cuddle time with my niece today. I’m telling you, there is nothing quite like the feeling of her snuggling up under my chin, breathing calmly and cooing away as she drifts off to sleep. She gave me big smiles today too (it was probably gas but whatever, I call it auntie lovies!) which is even more cause to give thanks. She is a precious little peanut, love her so much!


9 thoughts on “Muuuust resist…

    • Noooo you are supposed to yell at me or I’ll be tempted to change my plan and run afterall! Just like I scold you when I notice you’re lacking balance or a rest day or whatever. Your turn to scold, I need it 😉

      • Heather – actually, elliptical didn’t hurt my knee at all tonight! YIPPEE!! Maybe that’s a sign that I can indeed run by this weekend??? Though, Jo will probably yell at me and tell me to chill out. I just looooove to run. It’s like saying “no” to a child, as soon as you do, it’s all the kid will focus on. Me = child.

  1. Hope the elliptical machine gave you a bit of a cardio buzz. You’re like myself, I really miss exercise when I know I can’t do it. I’ve tried lower impact activities like yoga but it just doesn’t do it for me.

  2. Oh I know its so hard to resist a run with the weather being nice. Can you go for a power walk or take a hot yoga class to get a little sweat on?? Stay positive, this is good time to heal!

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