Well, after a long week off of running I’m finally back at it. I could tell you every excuse as to why I didn’t run; 3 Christmases, ice storm, snow storm, no treadmill, no gym membership, -16 below weather and wind chill, over-time at work, yada yada yada…but what it all boils down to is motivation, or lack there of it, rather. I still could have squeezed a workout in somewhere…even under all the circumstances. All week I felt guilty for not sticking to my running schedule. To have a positive outlook however, I am blessed to have spent time with my family and loved ones during the holiday. I am blessed to have a job where I can work over-time, and I am blessed to be able to go back out there after a week off and get an 8 miler done. Looking forward to tomorrow’s run…will opt for another route though.