If we were having coffee on my pier swing, I would tell you running has been a struggle over the last month. I’m finding it hard to stay motivated with summer heat and I’m tired of getting up early with the temps so hot and humid even in early morning hours. I want to enjoy my summer and I’m not enjoying running right now. It has turned into “work” and pretty miserable. I am looking forward to heading to the beach later this morning. I am ready for a change of scenery! We will be there for 6 days!! Gnats in my eye after last night’s steamy short run. 😡
If we were having coffee, I would runfess that I have decided not to run a marathon this fall. I have been back and forth about this, but since I am so tired all the time in the season of life, I don’t think I am ready to tackle another marathon. Plus I see more and more people getting injured. It’s hard to let go of your dreams, but with three kids, I just have to wait until they are older to accomplish a few things. I want to travel and see new places, but I can’t. My husband is not a runner nor does he like to travel. I get so discouraged sometimes, but I have to toughen up and let it go. One day, I believe I will be able to do more. As long as I can keep running, and running pain free, I’m happy. I am often reminded of that song by Lauren Dagle “Trust in You.” The lyrics are: “Letting go of every single dream, I lay each one down out Your feet.” As mothers and wives we have to give up certain things. It makes me very sad, but I want to be the best mother I can be and I can’t be that if I’m tired from training all the time.