TYT #11 – the non-running edition

So, we had a great weekend at the Lake.

But it didn’t go how I planned.

On the way up to the Lake, Scott asked me what I wanted to do that weekend.

My answer: “run 11 miles.”

Am I training for anything?

Nope, not really.

I am thinking about signing up for a fall half marathon – Des Moines again or maybe Mankato. . . but I haven’t yet.

I also usually like to do the 14 mile run around the Lake on Labor Day weekend, but do I have to? Nope.

So, when my plans for a Saturday morning run got derailed by my sister needing help moving out of her place. . . oh well. She needed help, and I was going to help her –> way more important than running.

And when we woke up on Sunday morning to cold, rainy and wind. Did I drag myself out for a miserable 11 miles?

Heck no.

I curled up in bed and read my book.

Ate brownies (more than I care to mention) to celebrate my Mom’s birthday.


Stocked up on Lukie giggles and family time.

And went for a long boat ride with Scott and Abby.



So, I treated myself by not beating myself up over not getting my long run in. . . . something that  is hard to do sometimes, right?

But, I look back on my weekend and I don’t think I would have it any other way.

And then I dragged Scott out for a 4 mile loop through the corn fields before heading home today. Smile


And yes that is my husband running with a sucker. Luke gave him one before we left the house. . .


It’s all about balance, right? Living life and not looking back.

Long run, I’ll get you next weekend. But until then, I’m not going to stress about it.

How about you? Anything you missed or skipped lately?

Linking up with Becky for Treat Yourself Tuesday.


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21 Responses to TYT #11 – the non-running edition

  1. good for you for giving yourself a break and not getting upset over missing out on your run! I need practice with that… also, I JUST remembered that I forgot to call you yesterday! i’m so sorry!! This week is crazy but I’ll be in touch soon!
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    • KT

      Thanks Monique! It’s hard to let go and just enjoy a change in plans – but a good reminder for all of us, right?

  2. Chris

    Great attitude!

  3. Fiona

    Once of the hardest things is to NOT beat yourself up for missing a run. I really am trying to work harder on focusing on being present especially when with family and choosing family/fun time over ‘fitting’ in workouts. Life is too short to stress ..and it’s something I need to work on for sure! Good for you girl!

  4. I skipped working out and cleaning my house last night in favor of watching AFV reruns with my husband and laughing our butts off. Worth it.
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  5. I cancelled my yoga sculpt morning classes on thursday and monday. I’ve got a cold so thursday was a must skip, but monday was a “i’m going to skip so I get better faster.” Now I need to start prioritizing after work – workouts, because I haven’t been getting up as easily as I used to!
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  6. Great post about balance! It is hard not to beat yourself up, but life happens. I love your attitude!! I’m training for a half in October, but I am not too stressed over it. I probably should start doing long runs! 🙂
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  7. I love this post and the message it sends! Beautiful! I find that I am so much harder on myself than I am on others. This is the best kind of reminder that we don’t have to be perfect or doing everything according to plan 🙂
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  8. I love your attitude about the weekend. So glad you got to relax and have lots of family time! I also love that Scott ran with a sucker. My husband always brings them with on walks, which always seems strange to me. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him run with one though.
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  9. I looooooovvvvee cozy boat rides in sweatshirts. One of my favorite things!
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  10. AWesome attitude 🙂 Besides, who’d want to run 11 miles anyways?! haha 😉 xo
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  11. Good for you for taking life in stride! I used to get really stressed out about missing long runs if I was training for something, but otherwise, I was always a “fair weather” runner (in many senses of the phrase–haha).
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