I went for a run yesterday. I guess I can call it that…since I did in fact run. But, I suspect that I might have run faster and farther though had I been chased by something more ferocious than a 2 year old.
A couple of months ago I signed up to run my very first 5K called “The Color Run.” So…yesterday began my training (and general get-off-your-duff-and-do-something regimen.) I think it’ll be easier to run once school starts even and I’m 1 kid less each day….except that the one remaining is the same one who chased after me around a track yesterday yelling “HOLD YOU MOMMY!”
School starts for my rising 1st grader in a week. Just a week! And, as much as part of me is looking forward to a routine, I have sure loved not having to get up and get dressed to be out of the house by 8am. And then I remembered the primo clothing routine that makes one look both intentional about her day and give a total pass to be make-up-less and unshowered.
When my son first started school, I remember remarking to my husband how ridiculously together and motivated so many of these moms were. Each day I’d slug into school in jeans and no make-up to drop off my little guy, and there were droves of moms in work-out clothes and baseball caps. Seriously, there were enough that the school could offer aerobics and still turn people away. It made me feel guilty for not being amongst them.
And then yesterday I had a revelation. My friend Camille remarked as we were jogging, that if she puts on work-out clothing in the morning, it’s much more likely that she’ll take a few minutes to exercise if she has a chance during the day. Genius!
So…if you’re like me and felt intimidated or annoyed by the droves of fabulously fitness seeking mommies out there at the start of the school year, just know….some of them are actually working out, but some of them have just figured out how to get out of the house fast without invoking judgement on a poorly put together appearance.
Nice one Mommies! I think I’ll join you all this year…daily fitness intended or not. But for now, I better make some effort, or my first 5K is just going to be a total joke!
*So friends, let’s be honest….most of the time for school drop-off, are you working it, or faking it?! 🙂 Free yourself of the pressure and come clean in the comments below! 🙂