Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursday already!

Thursday mornings I attend LifeLight Bible Study then run errands before I go home. This morning when I left the house it was cold and windy. After class I stopped to buy the cats some food and toys,  by the time I arrived back home it was 36 degrees and sunny.  For the  rest of the day, I planned on cleaning the house and maybe take a nap. Then Erin called:

E: What are you going to do for the rest of the day?
Me: Oh I don't know, probably clean.
E:  It's nice outside you should take a run.
Me: Yes, it's sunny, but it's still a little chilly.
E: Yes, It is chilly but the sun is shinning. Once you get going , you will warm up.
Me: Yeah..I guess I should (but thinking * I really need to clean*).

After we talked for a few more minutes, about our weekend plans, we said our goodbyes.

I played with the cats for a while then dragged the vacuum out to start cleaning.

This is when the guilt started creeping in my head:

*You really should go on a run, if not you will regret it later*.

Hubby always says; Catholics invented Guilt but Lutheran's perfected it.  I am the proof of that!

I tried to ignore it and started straightening up the kitchen:


I put a load of clothes in the washer:


*OK, OK*

I am back from my run,  still have time to clean and I feel great!

I hope you have a great day,




  1. Way to go Shawn!!!! Kids sure can give the biggest guilt trips, can't they:{ My goal is start walking 3 miles a day when it gets warmer. I'm too much of a wimp to walk in 36 degree weather. I walked 6 days a week 2 Summers ago and I really miss how great I felt and feeling a sense of accomplishment! Keep the good work up, the marathon will be here before you know it.
    Love ya

  2. Cool Shawn, that is fantastic. The inner voice (along with you childs) well they knew what was best. I am so curious how running will be for me once I'm not on the tread mill. The ups and downs of our hills, the rocks and sand on the road. A bit frightened but so ready for the challenge.
    Take care Shawn, God Bless!!

  3. I always feel good after I exercise and even got some in today--I usually don't except for walking on the weekends now. I did my Bosu ball DVD and was surprised how much better I did than last time! I felt great! Glad you got your run in!

  4. Well, you're not going to get to the end of your life and say 'I wish I'd spent more time cleaning', are you?!?!

    Well done, and have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Good idea for a blog! I've been thinking about training for a half marathon, maybe one day a full one. Hmm...!

  6. Love what your husband said about Catholics/Lutherans...Maybe THAT is my problem!

    It's gotta warm up soon, doesn't it?