I owe my running partner Stace a big apology. I stood her up again. My alarm went off at 5am and I didn't get out of bed until 6:30. Thankfully she is the most kind-hearted person I know and has once again forgiven me. If the tables were turned, I would standing at the foot of her bed tapping my foot waiting for her to get up. Hmmmmm, maybe that is what I need.
I have a whole list of excuses why I don't get my workouts in. Some of them are justified and some are just down right lame. It doesn't matter, excuses are not going to get me closer to my goals. I will always be busy, There will always be stressful situations, and I am normally tired even with a full 8 hours of sleep...not just at 5am. My point is, there is just no excuse.
So as she is getting faster and fitter by the day, I am falling behind. My first gut reaction to her successes, is pure jealousy. But why? She is working her ass and deserves to have good results. I could be there too except I keep putting up my own self imposed road blocks. Running is very important to me and I need to make it a priority.
I haven't completely fallen off the wagon. I have been running and it has been going well. However, with all the craziness in my life right now, I have found squeezing in running is part of my overall stress level. I need to get running to the top of my list for my day. When I run, I am a better person. No more excuses.