Arrrg..... Feeling like a spoilt Brat today

Tomorrow, I'm being taken to see the Nutcraker as a late birthday present.

I'm going to spent the afternoon with my niece and brother another day

Friends are shifting there time around to come and help put a bathroom cabinet in for us

And I am worried that i can't fit a run in for a week. How bad am I!!!!

It got me thinking. I'm not going to beat myself up, these are lovely things that are going on and they need to be treasured. If I take a week off the world won't stop turning, I won't put a load of weight on.

I will on the other hand, rest my body, feed my mind, spend precious time with my loved ones and friends.

My message to you all is if you really can't fit a run in, let it go. Don't sit and stress for days, your next run will be so much sweeter for the enforced break.

Wishing you all a happy healthy week.

Rfc x.

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  • Sounds like a good plan! 😊enjoy yourself RFC!πŸ˜†

  • Thank you aliboo

  • What a brilliant post RFC and so true! I am really pleased that I am on the IC at this time of year, because I can wrap the presents 🎁 sitting down. Hopefully I can make the mince pies sitting down for the most part anyway! Enjoy The Nutcracker, one of my faves, time with your brother and niece, and good luck with the bathroom cabinet installation. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸŽΌπŸŽΌπŸŽπŸŽπŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ”¨πŸ› πŸ›€πŸ»πŸ›€πŸ»

  • Thank you. I Hope everything is healing well. Nutcracker is my fav too. I was once the sugar plum (or plump as my Dads Italian bosses wife used to say) fairy.πŸ˜€.

  • It is annoying not being able to fit running in. But as you say it can't be helped. you have to treat it like other stuff in your life and not get obsessed.

    I had to take about 2 weeks off running when moving home. It wasn't end of the world.

    Within first 2 weeks I'd say I was still running on a par with my running prior to moving. Legs ached fractionally more but then was soon taking on new challenges and running further.

    Plenty of others on this forum have had longer breaks and worked their way back.

    To get over the guilt think you have to say to yourself "Won't it be great overcoming the challenge of getting back into the running and the achievement will put a big fat smile on my face".

    At least you will be having a good time ! Happy belated birthday.

  • Totally agree! I think that if I don't run once, or miss one swim, or eat one packet of crisps, I'll put all my weight back on again!

  • I know what you mean The "Slippery slope" syndrome. Can only be certain about these things by going through the experience.

    Think we have to cut ourselves some slack or like I do with my running is to give yourself a buffer . I say to myself with my running "My aim was to get fit run for 3 times a week for 30 minutes. Anything else is a bonus". My weight may go up and down some weeks by couple of pounds but always falls back to hovering around 2lbs over what my BMI should be which I'm happy with.

    I like setting my little challenges on route and hills. I would worry if I just didn't get out the door and do any exercise. But I know now having gone through experience of a break I can get back into it.

    It's all "mind over matter" again and as others say fighting the "Gremlins"

    Main thing is being happy. The exercise definitely helps the happy genes !

  • I've had a few breaks longest one was three months last year down to a frozen shoulder. Its easy to get stressed about it but I'm in Running for the long haul. Hope your all settled in your new home now.

  • Have I know that gremlin. Sometimes that's the one that helps me out the doorπŸ˜€.

  • I'm with you there RFC, embrace and enjoy!

    I went to see The Nutcracker ballet with my daughter yesterday, absolutely magical, I'm sure you will love it.

  • Thank you Jacs. I'm so excited for tomorrow, I love the ballet, if I'd been a bit smaller when I was younger I would of been a ballerina.πŸ˜€.

  • Strange isn't it - a few years back whoever would have thought....

    Enjoy The Nutcracker.

  • Thank you. Hehe, times they have been a changingπŸ˜€. I know what you mean...

  • Wow, enjoy your family time, and hope the Ballet is smashing. I love the Nutcracker too. :-)

  • Yeah, chill out. why not 😊 You deserve it ☺

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