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Runner's guilt

Thursday, July 19, 2012

guilt (noun) 
1. the fact or state of having committed an offense, crime, violation, or wrong, especially against moral or penal law.
2. a feeling of responsibility or remorse for some offense, crime, wrong, etc. 
3. conduct involving the commission of such crimes, wrongs, etc. 

This morning I woke up and planned to run five miles. Much to my delight, it was pouring rain, so I didn't get to run. And now, I'm suffering from serious runner's guilt. WHY!? The above definitions describe really terrible things -- crimes, violations, wrongs against moral and penal laws! Me not running five miles is... ZERO of those things. And yet, I feel guilty. Part of me wants to try to rush to Jazzercise before my class tonight to run those five miles. Because why not be a nut? 

What's the guilt about? I'm not training for anything, therefore, I'm not in danger of falling behind on a regimen. I'm still working out today, even if I'm not running. I'm eating healthy (ish) and getting enough sleep (sort of). Where's the guilt from? 

Okay, enough writing. I'm taking my guilty self to the couch for some sitting. And guilt, guilt, guilt. 

3 comments:

  1. We all deserve a little down time. You deserve to just relax and not be moving every minute of every day. xoxo

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  2. Next time you run you will be "super" rested :)

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  3. So true! I'll be running tomorrow, guaranteed! :)

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