5 Days, No Run

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted. Well, to be honest, it’s been a while since I’ve run. Seriously. I’m not impressed. I’m not happy about it. It’s this new job (which I LOVE and am very happy about). It sooo far away. On the end this little ol’ island – all of 21 x 7 miles – is the area known as “where the rich people live.” There are also business and office in this area. It’s just really far. I seriously have to leave my house at 6:40am to get the bus downtown, then get another bus that comes all the way out here, to get to work by 9am. Yeah. That’s how terrible traffic AND our public transportation systems are right now. *sighs*

The end of the day… Oh, boy. Yesterday was my first day getting the bus home. I left work at 5pm. The bus came around 5:25pm. I got downtown at 6:00pm. There were a LOT of people waiting for a bus on the route I had to take. There were probably 2.5 bus loads of people. A bus on a different route ended up switching to that one to take some people. Then a real one came, and Babe and I crammed onto it. We got home around 7pm. At that time, it is DARK. Too dark for two young women to safely go out for a training run.

I feel really bad about missing so many days. We haven’t gone out for a training run since FRIDAY. I feel like I’m taking a million steps back. How am I ever going to progress?! I have to get a car, for sure, to be able to do my job efficiently when errands starts piling up, so that’s in the works. Just until then, what do I do? I don’t know. I’m pretty sure I can’t afford a treadmill. I wouldn’t like to use it anyway. I’d much rather be outside. It’s crazy that the amount of time I spend in transit means that I leave home AND get back home in the DARK. What to do, what to do, what to do?! I don’t know. I guess I have to put superspeed on this whole getting-a-car thing. I NEED to run.

Tonight, I’ll at least do Zumba. As TIRED as I’ll be from a full day of work, and hours of riding on the bus. Ever notice how TIRED doing nothing can make you? Wowzer.

Anyway, off of that and onto the next topic: It’s LOVE YOUR BODY DAY! WOO! I wish I could love my body by taking it out for a run. Oh, I was supposed to switch topics. Sorry. Yeah. So love your bodies, people! I managed to bang out a quick post in relation to it. You can read it over at Conchsaladesque whenever you get a chance.

Back to running: Remember that post about motivation? Creating a desire statement. Have a running mantra. All that jazz. That’s all coming together for me. I’ll post abot it next time. Preview: P.U.S.H.

Song of the Day: Wonderland – Natalia Kills

What do you do when you can’t run for DAYS?! Any ideas/suggestions/thoughts?


3 thoughts on “5 Days, No Run

  1. I’m having trouble right now getting out and running as often as I’d like, as this time of the year the weather changes can be sudden and dramatic where I live. As a former ultra-distance commuter, however, I empathize with your current plight.
    Is there any part of your route that you could run rather than wait in line for yet another bus? Just a thought.
    Oh, and I love that song too — it’s on my “half marathon” playlist — but the video was not quite what I’d expected.

    • I was thinking the same thing (re: running at some point on the commute), but quickly remembered that I have a laptop to carry to and from, in one of those awful messenger bags. Plus a bag with my lunch, water bottle, keys, etc. Running with it all wouldn’t work. 😦
      I was actually JUST introduced to the song by Vix in this post on her blog. She does a great post featuring a few songs every Sunday. You may wanna check it out and see if you can grab anything new for your running playlist.

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