Should I Stay or Should I go…

As only the Clash could sing it….

Should I stay or should I go now?
Should I stay or should I go now?
If I go there will be trouble
An’ if I stay it will be double
So come on and let me know

As I sit here writing this humming the Clash, I really am supposed to be out for my long run today.   I know I will go, but right now I am sitting here drinking my coffee, having a major PMS moment and trying to think of why I can’t go.  I know I will most likely go, but the longer I sit here the harder it will be to both get out and when I do get out the run.   At least today is supposed to be a SLOOOOOOOWWWW one, because the way my behind is dragging I know I won’t have a problem.

Last night my 14 year old came out as I was trying to find a reasonable hotel in Wildwood for me to take the boys.   He sat down on the couch and turned on a movie.   It wasn’t really a movie I like.   Am I the only one who really isn’t a fan of Pirates of the Caribbean?   Judging from the amount of money it made, probably.   But I digress.    The point being when your 14 year old son wants to watch a movie with you, you watch a movie with him.   Even if it’s a night before your long run.   The problem is that he is a 14 year old boy who will now sleep through breakfast till lunch.   I, on the other hand, do not have that luxury.

Normally, when I go for my long runs; I will go early.   Not as early as I go with my trail running friend, Dawn, but early.   This will give me time to be up, have a little coffee, out, and back before anyone wakes up.   Not so this morning.   I woke up at the same time as my soon to be 8 year old.   Again, this might not be an issue except that my husband woke up at 5:00 to go fishing.   Little Guy originally was going to go which would have made my life so much easier.   He was going to go until he realized that he was going to have to wake up at the crack.    Apparently, only a fisherman or runner will wake up early for what they love.   (Did I just say, I love running – Damn, what is happening to me!)

So as I sit here drinking my coffee thinking of excuses, I am also thinking of ways to squeeze in my run today.   It’s not going to be a scorcher today.   Only getting to the 80’s.   Dear Husband is usually home by 1:00 on fishing days.     So I’m not sure when but somehow before the day is over I will get my miles in.   I have to.

Will the world stop spinning if I don’t?   No.

Will I feel like total looser if I don’t?   Yes

Will I wonder the whole time I’m running, why am I doing this?   Probably.

But as the saying goes……

regret the workout you dont do


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