The Countdown Begins!

Happy Monday all. How were your weekends? Mine was pretty low-key. Today is a dreary and depressing day in NYC, but I’m not letting it get me down because at this time next week I’ll be in Ireland!! Hence, the countdown to our Ireland Vacation 2010 has officially begun.

I’m a little bit nervous that this week is going to drag by because I’m so anxious and excited for vacation to get here. But then again, I do have a ton of stuff that I need to get done before I leave, so maybe this week will be busy and just buzz right by. I suppose I’ll find out soon enough.

So anyway – this weekend was very nice, although not filled with any running to speak of. I have determined that I will not be motivated to run until after our vacation. It’s just not where my head is. I k now it’s awful, but I just haven’t felt like forcing it. Maybe this means I’m not a “real” runner, but I’m pretty tired of giving myself the guilt trip. I know that I’ve got a half marathon in October and I think that once we get back from Ireland, that looming deadline will really hit me and I’ll get into gear. Until then, I’m not going to beat myself up.  

If you’re a runner – do you ever “guilt” yourself for not running enough?

I had this conversation with my friend who is currently training for a fall marathon. Hearing her talk about her training makes me feel guilty for not running more and not running a fall marathon. That sounds pretty crazy – I know. She doesn’t experience the “runner’s guilt” like I do and I just wondered if any other runners out there get it?

Moving on, so last Friday was a busy day and then I went to the Yankee game with two of my girlfriends, one of which is pregnant. We did not eat healthy anything at the game…but we sure had fun!

Despite watching the Yankees lose pretty miserably, we still had a great time together. And the weather was amazing.

We called it a night after the game and went to bed fairly early. And then on Sunday morning, I took them to my favorite crepe place for breakfast – The Yorkville Creperie right around the corner. We debated between ordering savory or sweet crepes and then made the wise choice to split a savory crepe and each have our own sweet crepe.

Our savory crepe:

Filled with ham, egg and mozzarella.

Then my friend Becky and I ordered the Country Crepe:

I added some granola to mine. It is filled with strawberries, banana and nutella – YUM!

Lauren has this heavenly crepe:

It was filled with lot of fruits and topped with whipped cream. Doesn’t it look like the 4th of July?!

The rest of my weekend was very low-key. I read some more of my book “Once a Runner,” I watched Law Abiding Citizen with Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx and thought it was pretty good. Then I cleaned a bit and watched Trueblood on Sunday night. I’m so sad that Trueblood is almost over. 😦 

I hope you all have a good Monday!


9 responses to “The Countdown Begins!

  1. I’ve fought with that runner guilt more times than I’d like to admit, but I’m always happiest when I let it go and just do what my body is craving. If that’s no exercise at all for a little while, so be it! I’ll find my way back to my running shoes eventually and I think THAT’s what makes me (and you) a real runner.

  2. Yep. Nutella in a crepe is the best creation ever. 🙂

    I do feel guilty sometimes. But I try to get over it. It’s important to learn to run when you want and do what you feel- as to not start hating something that you love doing. Training is a bit different, but when I’m not training for something, I set general/loose goals.

  3. i’m not a runner, i’m more of an ellipticiser-while-watching-oprah kinda gal, but i definitely still get that guilt. i try to tell myself that if i take a day or two off, it’s not the end of the world and will probably do my body more good than anything else!

    i love fancy crepes, but i still think that the only way to TRULY enjoy a nutella crepe is to buy it from a street vendor in europe. such an experience!

    • I totally agree – the best crepe I ever had was in Paris from a street vendor. It also happened to be my first, so maybe that’s why it made a lasting impressions, but it was divine!!

  4. I definitely have runner’s guilt. haha. I missed a three miler last week and I was beating myself up about it for a few minutes until I told myself to get a grip.

    You are going to have so much fun in Ireland 🙂 I am currently reading the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo so I’m going to go back and re-read your review. Have a great day!

    • I know – I need to get a grip for sure, but also get back into running soon. Let me know how you like the book – my mom is just starting to read it now too.

  5. Apparently you’re my neighbor! I haven’t been to Yorkville Creperie but I heard it’s delish. And yes, I totally feel guilty on days I don’t run.

    • Well howdy neighbor! I love the title of your blog. I just visited. I used to be a journalist as well. Thanks for stopping by. You have to check out the Creperie soon! Maybe a bloggie brunch there is in order soon.

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