The kids and I went to Klamath for Thanksgiving (Dan stayed home to study for finals) and I actually took my single stroller because I figured if I went to the effort of stuffing it into the car with us then I would definitely go running while I was there. ha ha ha ha ha
It started off great, on Wednesday (the day we got there) I ran in the dark with my dad and had a great time. Leona didn't seem to care for it much, I don't know if it was because it was dark or just because she was in a bad mood from traveling, but she yelled... a lot! Anyway, I was really excited, because by running on Wednesday, a day that I assumed I wouldn't run, it actually put me ahead of "schedule". I was so proud of myself... thinking, while I was running, about how I was going to run every day while I was there. I guess I was just too proud, the fall was inevitable.
Wednesday night, I proceeded to stay up until 2 in the morning making pies for Thanksgiving. When I woke up 4 short hours later (thank you Calvin) I should've gone running (preemptive Thanksgiving day calorie burning) but instead wanted to make more pies. I justified it by telling myself that by running on Wednesday, when I hadn't planned on it, it made it okay to miss out on my planned Thursday morning run... besides, maybe (ha ha ha) I would run after Thanksgiving dinner (ha ha ha ha ha). Needless to say, no running on Thursday occurred... I did see Twilight again though and Leona went to (slept/snored through) her first big-screen movie.
Friday I definitely planned on running. However, when I woke up Friday morning (after about 4 hours of sleep again... gotta love kids!) I was still recovering from my late night Wednesday and it was a mere 22 degrees outside (gotta love Klamath Falls) and I somehow lost my motivation. I told myself that I'd run later, after it warmed up again, when my dad got back from hunting but it didn't happen... I did go shopping with my mom & sister though.
Saturday was the day. I had to run on Saturday. After all, I would be returning home on Sunday... and I didn't stuff the stupid ("mommy, we don't say 'stupid'") stroller into the car just so it could go on a road trip with us. Buuuut, we had our family Christmas Party on Friday night, which meant another late night aaaannnd Dan's parents made waffles & Canadian bacon for breakfast which I just haaaad to eat, soooooo I didn't make it running Saturday morning either. Of course there was always Saturday afternoon (ha ha ha ha).
Short story long, the kids and I had a great mini vacation in Klamath Falls (although we did miss Dan) and I barely did any running and didn't do any blogging.