What is it about procrastinating that is so appealing? I find myself procrastinating more and more lately, even with things I really enjoy. Chad is always telling me to relax and slow down, and maybe I am unconsciously heeding his advice. However, I've found that I don't feel more rested, I just feel lazy. I've noticed that I procrastinate with my running a lot - not so much throughout the week, but every Saturday before my long run. I always take Emma for a walk before I run, and I find myself walking her a few extra blocks, or letting her play in the big open playground at the nearby elementary school. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, I know she needs her exercise as much as I do. But I always set my goal running time for 8:00am, and yesterday I didn't get going until 10:00am. We've been lucky to have cool temperatures (in the 70s!) so it wasn't so bad to get a late start. I follow a pretty regimented routine throughout the week, so maybe it's ok to kick back on the weekends. As long as I get my miles in, I guess that is all that matters.
Well, speaking of relaxing, Chad and I are getting ready for a vacation. We are heading out next Saturday morning to do another Tour of the South (similar to what we did last summer). We'll visit his family in Alexandria, LA, and then we'll head to Shreveport, LA to see more family and to be a part of my cousin Amy's beautiful wedding, and then we'll swing through Jackson, MS to see some friends we've really been missing. I've re-worked my running schedule to accommodate the traveling (ie: I did not want to do my 12 mile long run on the day of the wedding) and I am really excited about getting the opportunity to run in different places. I'm also very thankful that we will get to see so many family members and friends over the next week. Also, we'll get to see my precious niece and help her celebrate her 9th birthday (even if it is a few days late). We are really enjoying our time in Kentucky, but there is no place like home.
My niece - I can't believe she will be 9!
Emma will be making the trip with us, and I think she is excited about it as well. She loves to travel - her primary mode of transportation is in her bed (complete with blankies and toys) on my lap in the passengers side. Here is an example of her from last summer - who wouldn't want to travel like this?