I haven’t been blogging as much as I normally do. Or, at least I don’t feel like I have. And I haven’t been writing about my workouts here either (although, they are on DailyMile). I also haven’t been commenting as much on your blogs. I’ve been reading them, but just haven’t been able to comment. Here’s why:
Excuse No. 1: My Writing Brain is Fried
I write for a living. Yeah, it’s part-time, and yeah, it’s copy writing, but still. Sometimes I get home and I am tired of thinking up “what to say.”
Excuse No. 2: Sunshine
I know that sounds weird, but the sun has finally decided to come out in Seattle. And when that happens, we take full advantage. So I’ve been outside with T Junior and the dogs quite a bit in the evenings.
Excuse No. 3: Headaches
I had a really nasty cold about three weeks ago, and I think it’s still not completely out of my system. I’ve had a headache of some sort every day now for about three weeks. It’s draining and I can’t think. Sort of like Excuse No. 1.
Excuse No. 4: No Time
I don’t think my calendar of activities has been this full since I was in high school. Every weekend is booked through August just about. And the weeks are full, too, with doctor appointments, swimming lessons (twice a week for a month!) and lots of other fun stuff. With all this, I am barely keeping up with the household chores. (Okay, so I’m usually only barely keeping up with chores, but that’s because I chose to barely keep up. Now, I don’t have a choice. If I don’t do laundry in this 5-minute stretch of “free” time, we won’t have clean undies. Make sense?)
Excuse No. 5: Boredom
I can only write so much about the elliptical machine. What is there to say? Today, I did 35 minutes on the elliptical. I stared at the TV screen and listened to my running playlist. So, yeah. It was a good workout. What else is there to say? It’s not the adventure that running is, unfortunately.
Excuse No. 6: I’m Reading
Besides trying to stay up-to-date on all of your fun running adventures, I am reading lots of books on the sport. I finished Run Like a Mother and just started Born to Run. Plus, I just finished The Ultimate Runner and will write up a review just as soon as I overcome Excuse Nos. 1-6 and 7-10. I’m also reading a non-running book, Mansfield Park, and will have to start my next book club book very soon.
Excuse No. 7: I’m Watching TV
Typically, I can write, read and watch TV all at the same time (and sometimes have the radio on, too). Mr. T does not understand how I can do this. I have some sort of multi-tasking superpower, I guess. But my powers are being suppressed by Excuse Nos. 1 and 3. So, blame it on the east coast Housewives and the people who think they can dance (and they can!).
Excuse No. 8: Mr. T
Excuse No. 4 is limiting our time together during the week. Even though we are typically both on our laptops in the evening, if I’m not writing at least I feel like I am more present. When I write, I tend to tune everything else out (see Excuse No. 7).
Excuse No. 9: I’m Working Out
I am working out, I just haven’t been writing about it. So sue me. At least I’ve been exercising. And I feel like it’s been more than usual. That’s the whole point of this blog anyway, right?
Excuse No. 10: I’m Tired
See Excuse Nos. 1-9.
And I don’t have time to edit posts either, so I apologize now for any typos, bad grammar or poorly constructed sentences…