Sometimes plans change

My running plan for today was to run 7 miles before work. But just as I was about to pull myself out of bed dark-and-early this morning darling daughter woke up and asked me if it was a "mommy day" (code for no school). For the third time this week I had to inform her, no, it was indeed a school day. However, I didn't have the heart to stick to my plan. Instead I told her she could cuddle with me more and she snuggled up close and eventually fell back to sleep. I was able to sneak out of the house but in time to go straight to work with the intention of a short run later.

Do I regret my choice? Absolutely not. My training plan will always be there. My darling daughter will only be 4 once and really, how many times does she need to cry in the morning? Okay, perhaps I am still sensitized to the gut-wrenching cry from her as I left the house yesterday "Mommy, please don't leave me....".

Therefore, I ended up running a wee bit more than a mile after work and will do two back-to-back medium runs the next two days. I have dreams of a 7-mile and 9-mile and haven't decided which to do first. Sunday will be a low mileage day for me and next Saturday, a 3-mile race where I want to put my whole heart into it.

How was your run today?

Today I am grateful for:
  • Taking the time to be there for my darling daughter
  • My darling daughter learning to take pictures with my camera
  • Dear hubby finishing up the laundry for me yesterday
  • Sunshine at my house
  • Getting safely through that huge puddle of water on my way home


  1. You got it right! Family first! How long will she want to snuggle like that for? Get it while you can!! I'm still loving them at 6 and 7!

  2. Good for u for cherishing the sweet moments w ur daughter. Those miles will always be there patiently waiting for you :)

  3. Aw, sweet snuggles.. how lovely for both of you!

  4. Actually, I crapped out on my run completely today. I would have gone with the snuggles too, good call.

  5. My kids are 4 and 6, and already I see the snuggles slipping away. Absolutely embrace them while you can! :)

  6. You are so right! The training plan will always be there.


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