Friday, December 14, 2012

Rather Be Running

When my youngest son was 3 years old, I made the decision to become a stay-at-home mom.  I thought I'd have all the time in the world to accomplish those chores that I had been putting off.  I could organize all my pictures and put them into albums for each of my kids. I could paint the inside of my house.  I could weed out the storage room and get rid of stuff that has been accumulating over the years. Maybe have that garage sale - 'the one and only'.  And............I might be ready for Christmas before December 24th.

It's been 11 years since then and am now asking myself 'what have I accomplished in that time?' I did paint the inside of my house that first year and now need to start over.  I did have that 'one and only' garage sale, but things have piled up again.  Pictures still not organized and put into albums.  And........every year during the month of December, I am still running around like a crazy person.

I guess the reason I began running ten years ago is because it took me away from having to do those chores that I absolutely detest.  I would rather subject myself to the long grueling hours of running while training for a marathon than bring myself to accomplish house hold tasks.  (You do need an excuse so you won't feel so anxious about not getting things done.)

Now with only 10 days before Christmas.......... I'm still not ready!  Gotta get shopping - but I'd rather be running.    

1 comment:

  1. I started running because I wanted to work outside the home and couldn't find a job. It was the only thing I felt I could control at the time. Now, it reminds me how good if feels and how important it is too make time for me and my health.