Tuesday, February 8, 2011

a running pill

Someone needs to invent a pill that makes you feel like you had a nice, hard run.

It would make my life a lot easier.

Some people take medication to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and the like.  Some people eat.  Some people drink alcohol.

Me, I just want to run.  Sugar, especially in the form of cupcakes and good chocolate are a close second.  But once they are consumed, I still want to run.

Sometimes, this is a good thing.  Other times, it's quite a challenge.

Which is why I would like a running pill.

Lily came down sick on Wednesday night.  There wasn't much sleep for 4 or 5 nights.  There was a lot of baby-holding and soothing.  My husband worked Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights.

Saturday when Lily woke up with a high fever again, I knew it was time to take her in.  Sure enough, double ear infection.  My poor baby :(  Saturday also was Opening Day for Miss Rose's softball team.  And errands that I couldn't do earlier in the week.  Sunday was work/church and a promised park date and then the Super Bowl.  On Monday, Bean insisted I was going running after work.  But then I got a call that Miss Rose was in the school office (do any schools have nurse's offices anymore?) with ear pain and a slight fever.  So Bean took her to the dr after work (ear infection for her too) and no run for me.

It was 6 days between runs.  There really was no way to get one in.  I have a pretty hard time getting up early after a rough night of sleep.  And by the end of the night, I'm toast.

I need a running pill.

Finally this morning I got to lace up my running shoes.  I spent 35 minutes on the treadmill.  It was glorious.

There's no way a pill could ever do that for me.

I am thankful for feet and a body that support my running addiction.

Hopefully life will cooperate for a while so we don't have another  6 day dry spell.

1 comment:

  1. Ha I hear ya! I wish I could bottle up that feeling of a run! It would make millions! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Hoping to read more of yours too!