Saturday, May 25, 2013

A Giveaway and Reasonable Excuses

I just put on my running clothes. I've been up since 6:45 am and now it is 10:00 am. It is still questionable whether or not I'll be able to get out to run. This morning was the first morning in a long time that my husband has been able to sleep in. The dogs woke me up at 6:45 am and licked their lips for 20 minutes until I got out of bed. I fed them and started gathering my running clothes. With my running pants on my shoulder, I saw our bathroom light go on. My youngest was up. On other days when my husband has had the opportunity to sleep, the dog has puked, the kids have puked or someone has peed their bed. It's been awesome, and we are zombies for the rest of the day. Today, I opted to put my running clothes to the side and let my husband sleep. I thought it was a reasonable excuse to not run this morning. Other reasonable excuses have been illness, interrupted sleep and studying. I beat myself up easily for not running or working out, but there are some reasons that I don't question.

The lovely people at Esprit de She which sponsor the Tri I am doing in Naperville in two weeks are also sponsoring my first giveaway, a visor and an Esprit de She shirt. In order to be eligible, leave an answer on the blog or like the Facebook page and leave an answer there. The giveaway will run until Monday at midnight and I will use to pick a winner on Tuesday. Good luck!

What do you consider a reasonable excuse not to run/workout?


  1. When you feel too sick to even get dressed.

    1. I totally know that feeling, and it normally involves a trip to the pharmacy.

  2. as a mom, there are so many. most of them involve some kind of sickness :)