Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Excuses, Excuses!

I can find any excuse not to go out and run. For me, making excuses is easier than tying my shoes.
  • It's too cold to run.
  • It's too hot to run.
  • It looks like rain out there.
  • I just ate.
  • I haven't eaten anything all day.
  • My toe hurts.
  • My finger hurts.
  • My mother might call.
Blah, blah, blah.

The only way to fight excuses, I've discovered, is with excuses (sort of the fighting fire with fire philosophy). I've got to come up with excuses to run.

My current excuse to run is socks. Yes, you read that correctly, it's socks. Running socks.

Running hurts my feet and I've thought all along that if I could just find a good pair of cushiony socks, my feet would not complain so much. So now I'm running for the sole purpose of identifying the perfect pair of running socks. That's my excuse to just do it.

Who knows what will happen once I find those socks. Probably more excuses.


  1. I tried to start jogging on several different occasions and different circumstances. Never made it past 2 days. I'm just too dang lazy XD

  2. I am now laughing...thanks for that...oh and of course following your blog now...I have been running for about 9 months and training for my first 1/2 marathon in September 2012...feel free to follow me at my running blog, all about my journey from cancer to becoming a runner at 40...