I didn’t mean to. I had every intention of writing up those missing posts and continuing my running streak, but something happened.
I started to relax.
And I liked it!
There were more cuddles than you could count. Belly laughs every day. Good food and even Mr. Challenge stayed around working from home.
So, I dropped out of the streak. I thought that I would feel really guilty, but I honestly don’t. These last few days have done so much more for my spirit than even the best of runs couldn’t compare.
I finally made it out of the house on Monday to get to the grocery store.
That’s where the milk should be! Luckily, I still had about half a gallon left at home.
I didn’t have trouble on the roads, but couldn’t make it back up my driveway into the garage. We spread some kitty litter on the ice so that I could get my car inside. I’m glad that I was stocked up on that as well!
I wanted to get outside and run but this morning the temperature looked like this.
I will run all summer long, but when the temp drops that low, it hurts to run outside. Not to mention, I just don’t have the proper gear for that kind of cold. I don’t even own a pair of leggings, the best I can do is my capris with my shin sleeves.
I think the driveway is finally melted so I hope to make it to the gym tomorrow. I am ready to go back to working out and running again. But no guilt this time. Usually December is stuffed full of appointments, parties, activities and things to do. This little staycation was the best gift I could have received.
I got the tree up and finally started wrapping presents. There are 11 days left and I think The Boss is a little excited!
So, I’m back. I’m no longer feeling overwhelmed. I don’t care that I missed a week of workouts and I dropped out of the streak. I think this is what I needed and didn’t even know it.
I admit that I rarely, really actually “slow down”. I am constantly running around. Mr. Challenge has told me that I make him tired because I just never stop. Even when I do sit down for a bit, my mind races with all of the things that need to be done. But this week has been different. I completely abandoned my to do list, and guess what?
The world didn’t end.