I Was Bad This Weekend

12 Mar

This past Saturday I missed my long training run (10 miles). I simply woke up, felt that my back was achy, and decided that this was a good enough reason to go back to sleep and do what most normal people do on Saturday mornings: sleep in, roll out of bed and drink coffee in my PJs with disheveled hair.

So I did just that. I slept. And when I finally did wake up, I didn’t jump out of bed with the startle of one of my many alarms. Instead, I took my time with arising from my slumber. No alarm, just the aroma of coffee to awake me.

Unfortunately, I did not send the obligatory “I’m not gonna show” up text that I should’ve sent my group. For that, I feel badly. I wish I was the lying type. I would tell them later that not only was my back cramped, but so were my poor fingers and I couldn’t type out a text. Or perhaps I would play the “Oh, you didn’t get my text?” card…

Training-wise I did feel a little guilty for skipping my run at first. I even made plans to run an “atonement run” (my group leader’s name for a make-up run) on Sunday morning. However, when I woke up Sunday morning and saw I had the obligatory “I’m not gonna show” text from a running partner and it was raining… well, heck, I thought “this is my lucky day.”

So instead of a make-up run, I laid in bed listening to the rain as it fell for what seemed like forever. And then afterwards I got out of bed and drank coffee in my PJs with disheveled hair for the second day in a row.

So, to all you crazy runners that dragged yourselves out of bed in the wee hours of a Saturday morning to run before you started your weekend, I salute you.

As for me, I enjoyed my weekend of being bad.

Do you run weekend mornings? If so, what do you miss most about sleeping in?


5 Responses to “I Was Bad This Weekend”

  1. nancim72 March 13, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

    I try to run at least one morning a weekend, it’s a bonus if I get to do both mornings. This past weekend, I got one in on Saturday and was happy with that. Whether I run or not, I still don’t sleep late as I have two Australian Shepherds who LOVE to wake me up early, lol.

    • Hemarie March 14, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

      I have two pugs that usually wake me up if I sleep in too late. But even they slept in this weekend!

  2. susansrunning March 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    I tend to not run on weekend mornings, unless I’ve got a 5K scheduled. I clean house on Saturdays and always justify that as enough exercise.

    • Hemarie March 14, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

      Ha! Well I always run and use that as a justification for why I can’t clean. 😉


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